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2-11-15 Kasumi-cho, Yamagata City 990-0039


Schedule of Services for the month of June 2005


June 3, Friday              First Friday, Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

10:00 AM         Mass
      7:00-8:00 PM    Holy Hour (every Friday as well)

June 4, Saturday          Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

06:00 PM          Mass

June 5, Sunday            10:00 AM         Mi-kokoro Festival at the old folksf home

02:00 PM          Mass (English)

June 11, Saturday        06:00 PM          Mass in Shinjo

June 12, Sunday          02:00 PM          Mass (English)

June 19, Sunday          Fatherfs Day

08:30 AM         Mass (Japanese)

02:00 PM          Mass (English)

June 21, Tuesday         11:00 AM         Mass at the old folksf home

June 24, Friday            Feast of Saint John the Baptist

06:30 AM         Mass

June 25, Saturday        04:30 PM          Mass

June 26, Sunday          09:30 AM         Mass (Japanese) in Yamagata

02:00 PM          Bible Sharing in Yamagata

02:00 PM          Mass in Shinjo

July 1, Friday               First Friday

                                                10:00 AM         Mass

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I consecrate myself and my whole family to you. We consecrate to you: our very being and all our life. All that we are, all that we have and all that we love. To you we give our bodies, our hearts and our souls. To you we dedicate our home and our country. Mindful of this consecration, we now promise you to live the Christian way by the practice of Christian virtues, without regard for human respect. O most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, accept our humble confidence and this act of consecration by which we entrust ourselves and all our family to you. In you, we put all our hope and we shall never be confounded. Amen.

Prayer for all Fathers
    Most gracious Heavenly Father, we thank You for our earthly fathers, those to whom You have entrusted the responsibility to provide loving protection of their families and guidance of their children. We thank You also, for our priests and bishops, whose spiritual fatherhood is so vital to the faith of Your people. May our earthly fathers imitate the manly courage of Abraham, Jesse and Joseph, and all the holy fathers of the past in providing wise counsel to the children You have given to their care. And may our spiritual fathers be guided by the examples of Saints Peter and Paul, all the Apostles and their saintly successors. Give them valiant faith in the face of confusion and conflict, hope in time of trouble and sorrow, and steadfast love for You, for their families, and for all Your people throughout the world. Assist all fathers of families, all spiritual fathers, and all Christian men, that through Your grace they may steadily grow in holiness and in knowledge and understanding of Your truth. May they generously impart this knowledge to those who rely on them. As You, our Heavenly Father, so loved the world, sending Your only Son to be our Savior and Redeemer, we ask You to help all men to imitate His fatherly gentleness and mercy toward those who are weak; His humility, perfect obedience to Your Will, and fearless witness to Your truth. May their lives be examples to all of heroic faithfulness to You. We ask Your blessing on all those to whom you have entrusted fatherhood. May the Holy Spirit constantly inspire them with justice and mercy, wisdom and strength, fidelity and self-giving love. May they receive Your grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your presence in the life to come. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son and Our Lord, Amen.


1.       Father Pearse has some copies of our picture taken during Bishop Kikuchifs visit.  Everyone in the picture may receive a copy.  Father will bring them next Sunday, June 5.

2.       Please get a copy of the special edition of our newsletter featuring Bishop Kikuchifs visit to Yamagata.