Dear members of Narashino Parish:
✞May the peace of the Lord be with you.
In response to the government's view that the lifting of the state of emergency for the fourth time is "feasible," Archbishop Kikuchi has decided to restart public Masses and church activities on October 1st. Therefore, Sunday Mass at Narashino Church will resume on October 3rd.
Please be aware of the following for resuming Masses:
1. The Masses at 7:30am and 10:00am on Sunday will restart to the public on a conditional basis, so please attend Mass on the block-by-block method - as was previously done before the state of emergency started.
October 3 7:30 and 10:00 Mass : Block 1
5:00 p.m. Mass in Vietnamese : Group 1
October 10 7:30am and 10:00am Mass : Block 2
14:30 Mass : Church School
October 17 7:30am and 10:00am Mass: Block 3
5:00 p.m. Mass in Vietnamese: Group 2
October 24 7:30am and 10:00am Mass: Block 4
12:30 Mass in Portuguese (Fr. Masia)
14:30 Mass: Church School
October 31 7:30 and 10:00 Mass: Block 5
For Masses in November, we plan to divide the participants into groups A and B. I will let you know the details later.
2. Although Masses will resume, there is no obligation to participate. If you are not feeling well or if your family is worried, please rest and do not participate.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, you are exempt from your duty to attend the masses. (Approved by the Archibishop.)
3. When participating in Mass, please check your body temperature, disinfect your hands/fingers, and wear a mask at all times at the church.
4. Please bring your own pen so that you can fill out the registration form at your seat.
September 26, 2021
Joseph Din, Parish Priest