Organization

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Archbishop

Peter OKADA Takeo

Head of the Catholic Tokyo Archdiocese Chief Bishop of the Catholic Church’s Tokyo Province which comprends the 6 Dioceses of Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Saitama, Tokyo and Yokohama.

Representative of the Juridical Corporation “Catholic Tokyo Archdiocese” (Shukyo Hojin Katorikku Tokyo Daishikyoku)

Juridical Executive Committee

Takes financial and administrative decisions regarding the Juridical Corporation “Catholic Tokyo Archdiocese” (Shukyo Hojin Katorikku Tokyo Daishikyoku)

Juridical Representative: Arch. Takeo OKADA

Board: Bp.Kazuo KODA,Fr.Celestino CAVAGNA,

Fr.Yasuaki INAGAWA, Fr.Kunio MOMMA,

Fr.Masakazu TACHIBANA

Vicar General

Auxiliary Bishop James Kazuo KODA Deputy to the Archbishop to assist him in the administration of the Archdiocese of Tokyo.

He is also the Moderator of the Curia

Diocesan Curia

Moderator of the Curia

Auxiliary Bishop James Kazuo KODA

Deputy to the Archbishop to assist him in the administration of the Archdiocese of Tokyo.

He is also the Moderator of the Curia

 

Diocesan Office(Chancery)

Responsible for overall oversight of buildings and personnel, with the issuing of documents and for public relations.

Chancellor: Fr.Celestino CAVAGNA

Vice-Chancellor: Fr. Mituo SEKI

Secretary of the Archbishop

  Fr.Celestino CAVAGNA

  Yasuo IMAI (Permanent Deacon)

Office of General Administration

Responsible for administration, finance and general accounts. Also supervises diocesan kindergartens and manages diocesan cemeteries.

Diocesan Administrator: Bp. Kazuo KODA

 

Office for Evangelization and Pastoral Care

Responsible for the pastoral reorganization of the Archdiocese and for the promotion of the three designated diocesan priorities:

training the laity to live out the Gospel Mission, ministering to foreign Catholics, and supporting people who suffer from spiritual or mental injury and illness.

Office for Communications

Responsible for informing the faithful and the wider public about church activities and the archbishop’s concerns by means of the diocesan newspaper “Tokyo Diocesan News” and by the diocesan website. Also responds to various enquiries from the public.

Fr.Masakazu TACHIBANA

Office for Social Concerns

Develops Diocesan policy in regard to human rights, social justice, peace issues and related concerns.

 

Catholic Tokyo International Center(CITIC)

Diocesan Department for immigrants and refugees.

Web Site: External Link:  http://ctic.jp/

Director: Fr.Takeshi OHARA

  • CTIC Meguro
  • CTIC Kameido
  • CTIC Chiba
  • CTIC Steering Committee

 

Tokyo Provincial Tribunal(Church Law Tribunal)

Deals with marriage and annulment issues for the faithful of Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Urawa, Yokohama and Tokyo Dioceses.

Judicial Vicar: Fr.Yasuaki INAGAWA

Diocesan Councils

Episcopal Council

Assists the Archbishop with the administration of the archdiocese and with personnel appointments.

Presbyteral Council

Representatives of the clergy contribute to the planning and implementation of Diocesan policy regarding pastoral activity and evangelization.

Bp.Kazuo KODA, Fr.Kunio MOMMA,

Fr.Toshio SAKAI, Fr.Shigeru TSUJI,

Fr.Yasuaki INAGAWA, Fr.Kazumoto FUKUSHIMA,

Fr.Hiroyuki ARAKAWA, Fr.Domenico VITALI,

Fr.Giovanni MARSIGLIO, Fr.Leo SCHUMACHER,

Fr.Masakatsu FUKAMIZU, Fr.Ryota KOIKE,

Fr.Marco Antonio MARTINEZ, Fr.Masami TAKEUCHI,

Fr.David PADRNOS,Fr.Celestino CAVAGNA,

Fr.Masanori KOGA, Fr.Masakazu TACHIBANA, Fr.Mitsuo SEKI

 

Pastoral Council

Lay, religious and priests representatives provide input on diocesan policy and structures.

Mr.K.OKUMURA, Ms.F.KYO, Mr.H.SUZUKI,

Ms.K.SAKAGUCHI, Mr.T.HARA, Ms.K.HANADA,

Mr.Y.KIKUCHI, Ms.K.WADA, Ms.M.TAKIURA,

Ms.H.ANDOH, Mr.K.TAKEMIYA, Mr.T.INADA,

Ms.N.HIRANO, Ms.T.TOYAMA, Mr.T.BANDOH,

Ms.M.SHINOHARA, Ms.N.TATSUMI, Mr.Y.NOHATA,

Ms.M.YAMAGUCHI, Mr.O.TANIGUCHI, Ms.M.SHIMA,

Sr.T.KONO, Sr.K.SHIMIZU, Fr.T.SAKAI, Fr.M.A.MARTINEZ.

(Bp.K.KODA, Fr.C.CAVAGNA)

 

Finance Council

Provide input on financial management for the Diocese.

Bp.Kazuo KODA, Fr.Celestino CAVAGNA,

Mr.Yoshio Oomachi, Mr.Keisuke KATO, Mr.Tatsuo TAIKAI,

Mr.Kiyokazu TASHIRO, Mrs.Sumiko NOSAKA, Mrs.Sachiko SAKAI

 

Staff for formation of Seminarians

Concerned with the formation of diocesan seminarians.

Bp.Kazuo KODA, Fr.Shigeru TSUJI,

Fr.Masakazu TACHIBANA, Fr.Toshio SAKAI,

Fr. Kazumoto FUKUSHIMA

Special Committee for Women and Children’s Rights

(To be established in 2004)

Committee for responding to charges of clerical sexual abuse.

Bp.Kazuo KODA

Diocesan Committees

Committee for international Exchange

Promotes cooperation and contact with dioceses in other countries (Cologne, Myanmar)

Fr.Celestino CAVAGNA, Fr.Ken-ichi TAKAGI,

Fr.Leo SCHUMACHER, Fr.Kaoru KAWAGUCHI,

Committee for the Pastoral Care of Priests

Dedicated to the care of sick and aged clergy.

Fr.Tetsuya NISHIKAWA, Fr.Jun-ichi EBE,

Fr.Yasuharu TANAKA, Fr.Shigeru TSUJI,

Fr.Celestino CAVAGNA, Fr.Mitsuo SEKI

 

“One Seed” Vocations Promotion Committee

Dedicated to the promotion of vocations and to the formation of priests through prayer and monetary contribution.

Organizes an annual Mass for vocations and produces a regular newsletter.

Fr.Ryotaro YAMAMOTO, Fr.Takahiro TANAKA, Fr.Jun-ichi EBE

 

Cathedral Administrative Committee

Related to the administration of St.Mary’s Cathedral of Tokyo.

From the Diocesan Office:

Bp.Kazuo KODA, Fr.Celestino CAVAGNA、

Perm.Deacon Yasuo IMAI、 Mr.Masashi TSUKAMOTO

Others form The Office of the Cathedral, from Sekiguchi Parish and from Korean Parish.

Committee for Ecumenism

Promotion of exchange and sharing with other Christian churches Liaison for the annual Christian Unity Week.

Fr.Mitsuo SEKI、 Fr.Hiroyuki YUTANI

 

Committe for Religious Education of Children

A support service for people involved with the religious education of children in the parishes. Organizes workshops for parish leaders and children’s masses.

Fr.Keizo INAGAWA、 Fr.Yutaka KATO、Fr.Naoki MOMMA

Committee for the Youth

A forum for considering the issues concerned with the pastoral care of the youth, and for promoting youth activity within the church.

Bp.Kazuo KODA, Fr.Kazumoto FUKUSHIMA,

Fr.Yasuo WATANABE, Fr. Kenji TAKAGI,

Fr.Olivier CHEGARAY, Fr.Alfredo SEGOVIA

Fr. Shinjiro URATA

Committee for Social Welfare

Fr.Keiji KOUSA

 

Committee for Justice and Peace

Participates in activities related to social justice and world peace, in coordination with other Diocesan Justice and Peace committee and with local area peace groups. Fr.Kazuyoshi OKURA, Fr.Masakatsu FUKAMIZU

 

Committee for reflecting on the Burakumin(Outcast) Situation

Organizes workshops and lectures dealing with prejudiceagainst people considered outcast. In addition produces pamphlets and videos on these issues.

Fr.Keiji SAKAKURA、Fr.Hiroyuki YUTANI、Fr.Yasuo WATANABE

Other

‘Shinsei Kaikan’ Student Center

External Link: http://www.catholic-shinseikaikan.or.jp/

Director Bp. Kazuhiro MORI

Student Center: Fr.Olivier CHEGARAY, Fr.K.Fukushima

Bible Center: Fr.Satoshi AMEMIYA

‘Caritas no Ie’ Welfare Center

 

External Link: http://www.tokyo-caritas.org/

Directors: ArchBp. P.T.OKADA, Fr.K.KOUSA

 

‘Aishin’ Kindergarten

Director: Fr.Keizo KOBAYASHI

Chaplain for the Diocesan Association of the Hearing Challenged

Fr.Keizo INAGAWA