Sangendyaya Catholic Church

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Name

Sangendyaya Catholic Church

Dedicated to

St. Peter & St. Paul

Date of Establishment

March 25, 1953

Pastor

YUZAWA,Tamio Michael O.F.M.

Assistant

  • SHOJI,Atsushi Carolus O.F.M.
  • SHIZUKA,Hitoshi Ferdinandus O.F.M.
  • NAITO,Takafumi John Bp O.F.M.
  • KONISHI,Hiroshi Joseph O.F.M.
  • INOUE,Tsuyoshi Paul O.F.M.

Number of Parishioners

1,480(as of Dec.31,2011)

Sunday Mass

Sat. 18:30  Sun. 8:30 / 10:30

Mass with sign language is held on the 2nd and the 4th Sun. at 10:30.

Weekday Mass

Mon.-Sat. 6:30 am., 1st Friday 10:00am

Sunday School

“Sangendyaya Catholic Church Sunday School” For: Elementary School Children Sun 8:30 (Sunday Mass included)

Bible Study

“Introduction”

  • Sun.9:20˜10:20 for Beginner
  • Thu.10:30˜12:00 for Anyone ( Fr.Naito)
  • Fri.19:30˜21:00 for Anyone (Fr.Naito)

Volunteer Activity

“Rice-ball meals service for Sanya” Volunteer group that makes and distributes rice balls for the homeless in Sanya.(3rd Thu.) “Sign Language Circle” Sign Language translation during the Mass(2nd,4th Sun 10:30 Mass), and study meeting. (2nd & 4th Wed.) “St. Lucia” Record Sunday 10:30 Mass and lend the tape “Marian Club” Sell cookies and healthy Food / Sun. Tue. Thu. 10:00 -15:00 *All the profits are donated and used for children in developing countries and for the welfare in Japan. “Mini day” Hold a meeting for the local aged people over 65 to enjoy lunch, singing and playing games. Sponsored by the Setagaya Social Welfare Association. (1st, 3rd Tuesday 10:00-15:00) “Iki Iki Salon” Cosponsored by the Setagaya Social Welfare Association. Hold a meeting for the local old people over 65 to enjoy light exercises and singing. Also the leaders of the Aged hold a lunch meeting to enjoy writing cards and doing calligraphy to share time. (2nd Wednesday 10:00-13:00)

Address

2-51-32 Sangenjaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0024

Telephone

03-3421-1605

Fax

03-3421-9788

Website

http://home.f05.itscom.net/sancha/

Facilities for the Handicapped

Slope, Elevator, Toilet

Directions

Take bus headed for Kamimachi from JR Shibuya Sta. to Wakabayashi 1 cho-me stop. 3 minutes walk from the stop. Or 13 minutes walk from Sangenjaya Sta. on Toku Shin-tamagawa Line. Or 13 minutes walk from Sangenjaya Sta. on Tokyu Setagaya Line. Parking available for approx. 20 vehicles only on Sundays and Holidays. GoogleMap

Parish History

History

In 1952, the Franciscan missionaries (Rome Province) have purchased a private Japanese house and established their monastery in Sangenjaya. In 1953, Archbishop Doi. had authorized it as a Parish of Archdiocese of Tokyo and the Church has been started. The chapel was located along the road and the kindergarten was at the back. But it has been changed to the opposite side. The chapel and the monastery are at the back on the height. The Church has celebrated the 50th anniversary in 2003. On this memorial occasion the Church has newly reborn and then a entire renovation of the chapel, construction for earthquake-proof building, and increase of elevator have been done so that anybody can visit the Church lightheartedly.

Present Situation

Fr. Atsushi Yamaya is the 9th chaplain and many people have attended to his bible class. Fr. Iwao Matsumoto is the deacon and he works as the coordinator for Tamagawadoori Evangelic Cooperative Community ( Shibuya Church, Seta Church, Sangenjaya Church) of Archdiocese of Tokyo. In this community area there are fifteen religious houses and people feel it favorable environment. Also there are twelve Catholic educational schools and other facilities. As the open Church toward outside local community the Church offer the Church Hall for mini-day gathering of aged people twice a month. The Church also hold ” Iki iki saloon” under the joint auspices of Setagaya Social Welfare Conference and thus friendly exchange with local residents is quite active. Children’s gathering on Saturday have about 70 kids who enjoy it lively every week. In the same Church yard there are Myojo Kindergarten run by Franciscan Missionary and Boy’s Scout Setagaya Troupe 7 & Girl’s Scout Tokyo Troupe 16, who are very active as well.