Information on the measures against
propagation of the Corona Virus
The Yamate Catholic Church (Sacred Heart Cathedral) has decided to take measures against the propagation of the coronavirus.
Media are reporting daily about the extension and seriousness of the epidemy. Masks and other hygiene goods are in short supply and many persons have a heightened awareness of the necessary precautions. In that context and in order to avoid group infection, the Government has requested to avoid gathering numerous people in confined spaces.
Considering that the closeness between churchgoers during the Sunday masses presented a high risk of contagion, the Yamate Catholic Church has been requested to reconsider the necessity of such celebrations. Giving priority to the limitation of the virus propagation, our Church has decided to adopt the below mentioned precautionary measures. We ask everybody’s understanding and cooperation.
About persons coming to ChurchAs a precautionary measure, the following persons are requested to refrain from coming to Church:
- Persons not feeling well
- Persons with fever or suffering from fatigue
- Persons with a chronic illness
- Wearing a mask is compulsory, if you do not have one, please refrain from coming.
- Avoid bringing small children
From March 1 to April 5, the schedule of Masses will be as follow
There will be no 7:00 am Mass on weekdays
Saturday Masses, 5:00 pm in Japanese and 7:00 pm in English are suspended.
Sunday 7:30 am Mass in Japanese and 9:30 pm in English are also suspended
There will be no Mass in French on the third Saturday at 6:00 pm.