Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Sacred Heart Cathedral
You have been following the news and are aware that the situation in Tokyo and Yokohama continues to deteriorate. As a consequence new restrictions are being applied to our religious practice and all Masses and ceremonies are suspended until May 3.
It means that Holy Week and Easter celebration will not be open to the people. Only the priest and a very limited number of servants will be able to take part in the celebration. Our Church is intending to take video recordings of the ceremonies and put them on the net for us to see. As soon as I have an URL I will send a notice. Celebrations will be in Japanese.
We will therefore have to celebrate this Easter from home. Let's call the people you know in order to show that even physically separated we are still united.
May God protect us all