Message from Pr. Cipriano

For Canonization and Beatification of JUSTO TAKAYAMA UKON

The Beatification of JUSTO TAKAYAMA UKON held at noon on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 in Osaka-Jo Hall. Please look at the web page for details "Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan".

And also, a mass celebrating the Beatification of JUSTO TAKAYAMA UKON held on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at Kanazawa Catholic Church. The mass presided over by Prefect of Congregation for Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato on behalf of Pope Francis.

TO ALL THE CATHOLIC FOREIGNERS LIVING IN ISHIKAWA PREFECTURE AND NEIGHBORING PLACES!!! TO ALL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN FAITH.

JOIN US IN OUR ENGLISH MASS EVERY 4th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 3:00P.M. ~ 4:00P.M. AND INTERNATIONAL MASS EVERY 5th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 10:00A.M ~11:00A.M. AT HIROSAKA CATHOLIC CHURCH DURING INTERNATIONAL MASS WE SING "IMMACOLATE MOTHER" IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, AS WELL AS THE PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL FEEL FREE TO PARTICPATE AND OFFER YOUR PRAYER IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE.

DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The Catholic Church honours the Blessed Virgin Mary with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin Mary has been honoured with the title of "MOTHER of GOD" whose protection the faithful seek in their dangers and needs. This "special devotion" differs essentially from the "adoration" which is given to the "GOD'S SON" Jesus, and, equally to the "FATHER" and the "HOLY SPIRIT". The feasts dedicated to the "Holy Mother" and the Marian prayer, such as the Rosary, express this devotion to the Virgin Mary.

"Rosary", an epitome of the whole Gospel, means "crown of roses" given to the "Blessed Mother". The Rosary is a prayer to God through His Mother Mary. In 1917 the Blessed Mother appeared to the children of Fatima and declared Herself as "Our Lady of the Rosary". Through her apparitions at Fatima, the "Holy Mother" implored us to turn our hearts back to God by urging each and everyone to pray the Rosary every day to obtain peace in the world. Praying the Rosary has helped and changed thousands of lives. Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the Rosary.

Fr. Cipriano Bontacchio

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