Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021 Mass Schedule (updated on Dec. 10, 2020)
Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021 Mass Schedule
Although the Catholic Church is open and welcome to everyone who is interested in learning about its message, special precautions, including limited seating, must be implemented this year in order to protect us and others from COVID-19 infection. Thus, in accordance with the guidelines for “2020 Christmas Mass” issued by the Archbishop of Tokyo
(https://tokyo.catholic.jp/english/information/40705/), only registered members of the parish, including both those who have been baptized and catechumens, may attend Christmas Mass this year.
The number of participants at each Christmas Eve Mass on December 24 must be limited to 108 in the Main Chapel and 40 in a room in the Parish Hall to which the Mass will be live-streamed.
Thursday, December 24th
Christmas Eve *Registration in advance is recommended.
3:00 p.m. Mass for the elderly
6:00 p.m. *1
9:00 p.m. *1
*1 Additional Mass specially scheduled to accommodate more participants in light of the limited seating at the normally scheduled Masses.
Friday, December 25th
Friday, January 1st, 2021
New Year’s Day
12:00 a.m. Midnight Mass
Advance registration for Christmas Eve Mass
Advance registration for Christmas Eve Mass is open at the registration desk
outside the Main Chapel after each Sunday Mass on December 6th, 13th, and 20th.
1. Thursday, December 24th
3:00 p.m. Mass for the elderly (age 75 and over)
6:00 p.m. *1
9:00 p.m. *1
*1. Additional Mass specially scheduled to accommodate more participants in light of the limited seating at the normally scheduled Masses.2. Please check in and be seated 15 minutes before Mass begins, otherwise your registration will be released.
3. Registration is received only at the registration desk outside the Main Chapel after each Sunday Mass on December 6th, 13th, and 20th. It is NOT received at the Parish Office or by phone call or email.
4. Unless you register in advance, you may be required to wait for an available seat at a later Mass in the event that the Main Chapel and Parish Hall are filled to capacity.
5. We recommend that you attend Mass in warm clothing, as the doors and windows will be open during Mass for better ventilation, due to COVID-19 precautions.
6. Masses will be live-streamed for those who choose to pray at home.
Please note that all of this is subject to change. Please check the website for the latest updates.