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.

The Sacrament of Confirmation

On September 30 (at 10 o'clock Mass), the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated by our Bishop.

Those who want to receive this sacrament, please

CHRIST, OUR HOPE, IS RISEN!

Most happy Easter to all.

The joy of the Resurrection fills our hearts and urges us to share it with all our brothers and sisters. Something wonderful has happened not only to Jesus but also to us: we have risen to a new life. The Resurrection is, first of all, an event that concerns JESUS CHRIST.

It is his Personal triumph over death, and the vindication of the truth of His teaching. He had spoken about it before it happened. The fulfillments of that prophesy underscores the power of Christ and the truthfulness of His message. No human expression can exhaust the transforming greatness of this mystery. The church has been proclaiming it during her 20 centuries of existence. She will continue to do so until the end of the world.

Easter is the feast of life. Our Lord Jesus Christ has been raised from the death... And we too will rise from death because death was defeated by Jesus Christ resurrection.

Jesus Christ is risen, alleluyah. We too will be raised from death! With Christians all over the world let us shout this cry of joy and thanks to God.

There are a billion and one reasons for celebrating Easter, as we commemorate, relive and rejoice in the Resurrection of Jesus. It is our resurrection, too. But we are also challenged to prove it by living a new life. We have to get rid of the old yeast of sin, and live a life characterized by sincerity and truth.

Fr. Cipriano Bontacchio

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