Koganei Catholic Church

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Name

Koganei Catholic Church

Dedicated to

St. John the Apostle

Date of Establishment

March 30, 1975

Pastor

Dinh Quang Joseph NGO

Number of Parishioners

1,422 (as of Dec.31,2011)

Sunday Mass

Sat. 18:00 Sun. 7:00am / 10:00am (All in Japanese)

Weekday Mass

6:30am

Sunday School

Sun.(1st , 4th) 9:50-11:00

Bible Study

Introduction to Catechism for non-Christians, please contact the Church at any time. Thu. 10:30 am Catechism follow up for Christians

Address

1-2-20 Sakura-Cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-0005

Telephone

042-384-5793

Fax

042-384-6592

Facilities for the Handicapped

Slope (or Barrier free) , Toilet

Directions

20 minutes walk from North Exit of Musashi Koganei Stn (JR Chuo Line). Take Seibu bus (No.1, 2, 3, 4) at North Gate of Musashi-Koganei Stn on JR Chuo Line. Get off at Sakura-machi Byoin-mae stop. 3 minutes walk from the stop. Take Seibu bus headed for Musashi-Koganei Stn from Hana-Koganei Stn on Seibu Shinjuku Line to Sakura-machi Byoin-mae stop. 3 minutes walk from the stop. Parking available (At Sunday Mass, parking for about 40 cars is available. No parking on weekday mornings.) GoogleMap

History

Before the establishment of this parish there has been a long history. In 1939 Fr. Vincensio A PaulBunkyo Totsuka, PhD. has established Sakuramachi Hospital and then after his death it has been succeeded by Missionary Sisters of St. John the Apostle. As many people gathered the chapel of this hospital Koganei Church has been established officially as a parish by being separated from Kichijoji church in 1975. At the beginning the holy mass had been held at the chapel of Fuchu cemetery on Sundays but Fuchu church also has been established as a parish in 1990. After that Koganei church has covered Koganei city to be the main area of mission.