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Suspension of Public Masses due to the Spread of COVID-19Updated Apr 18 2020

The suspension of public masses has been once again extended until further notice.

The Catholic Diocese of kyoto has announced the extension of suspension of the masses and other public services until further notice. Click here for details.

Measure for the suspension Masses and other Church related activities due to Coronavirus Diseases

The Catholic Kyoto Diocese has announced the suspension of public masses due to corona virus. See here for announcement.

  • From March 2 (Mon) to March 20 (Fri), all Masses (including the Liturgy of the Word with Communion), gatherings, catechisms, and other activities of an unspecified number of people will not be held. A Special Dispensation not to attend Sunday Mass is given to this particular situation. All the faithful are encourage to pray and read the Bible.
  • Weddings, funerals, etc. may be conducted only after consulting the priest-in charge and people concerned so that the spread of the infection may be avoided.


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