The Catholic Diocese of SAPPORO

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An English Mass will be held at Kita 1 jo Catholic Charch & Obihiro Catholic Church .
Please come and celebrate the great occasion with us

As you are aware the spread of the Corona Virus has seriously disrupted the lives of all of us, here in Japan and around the world. On February 25, following on a discussion with my consultors, I thought it best to ask the parishes in the Sapporo Diocese to refrain from having liturgical services for the following two weeks, February 27 (Thursday) to March 14 (Saturday). Since that time conditions have gone from bad to worse. Again, following on a discussion with my consultors, I have decided to extend the period of no liturgical services until April 4 (Saturday).

Let us continue to pray for those who have become ill with this virus, and continue to pray to Our Blessed Mother to intercede for all of us during this time.

Bernard Taiji Katsuya
Bishop of Sapporo Diocese

the Multilingual Disaster Support Center


About the Sapporo Diocese : Jump to the page in the web of Catholic church in Japan
Adresses of Churches
Information about Mass
Diocesan Priests
Religious and Missionary groups
Deceased Priests:Japanese only

Other Information

Welcome House:A Hospitality House for Foreigners
Lay Missionaries from The Philippines for your continuous support
Go to Hokkaido (about Sapporo Diocese Cathedral)

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Without the Holy Spirit, God is distant,
Christ remains in the past,
the Gospel is a dead letter,
the Church is just an organization,
authority a domination,
mission is propaganda,
worship a ceremonial,
and Christian way of life is a servitude.

But in him: the cosmos is uplifted and groans
in giving birth to the kingdom.
the risen Christ is here,
the Gospel throbs with life
the Church is communion in the Trinity,
authority is a liberating service,
mission a Pentecost,
the liturgy both memorial and anticipation,
and human life is deified.