St Francis Xavier Chapel "Maryknoll" Japanese Catholic Center, 222 S. Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 626-2279

St. Francis Xavier Chapel - Japanese Catholic Center

St. Francis Xavier Chapel - "Maryknoll" Japanese Catholic Center

St. Francis Xavier Chapel - "Maryknoll" Japanese Catholic Center

St. Francis Xavier Chapel - "Maryknoll" Japanese Catholic Center St. Francis Xavier Chapel - "Maryknoll" Japanese Catholic Center



Message from Archbishop Gomez on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Update 3/24/2020 3:50 pm:
Archbishop Gomez has announced:
All Churches are to close effective immediately. This is to partner with the Guidelines from the State/County to eliminate any gatherings.
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Sorry, Fr Doan will not able to celebrate private Masses as he had hoped.  Given the health threat of COVID-19 and following city and state guidelines limiting social gatherings, Archbishop Gomez announced that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is suspending Masses. The 12:05 pm daily Masses at St Francis Xavier Chapel - Japanese Catholic Center have been suspended, as well as Masses for Sunday, until further notice.
We invite everyone to join the Livestream of the Masses at the Cathedral of our Lady of Angles, daily at 12:10 pm and on Sundays at 10 am on FB and at

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UPDATE Notices: As new information becomes available regarding St Francis Xavier Chapel: our Mass Schedule, events, etc.,  & the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, we will be posting information on this website.
We will also be sending emails with updates and may include, words of encouragement from Fr Doan, prayers and other announcements on what is going on at St Francis Xavier and the Archdiocese.  If you know of someone that would like to receive email updates from the parish, please ask them to email the staff at or use our contact page.

As mandated by the City and State our parish office is closed to the public and our staff members are working from home during the Safer at Home Order.  But you can still reach us at  St  Francis Xavier  Chapel, please call (213)626-2279 as the phones are being forwarded to a staff member.

Finally, please remember that our parish will continue to rely on your financial support as we work to serve the many needs of our community in the coming weeks. So, please consider sending your weekly contribution or donation electronically through your financial institution, or using our online giving portal, or mailing it to  222 S. Hewitt St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please stay safe and healthy and our prayers are with you and your families. 


Facility Use

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, All classes, practices, and groups have been asked to cancel their meetings until at least April 19, 2020.  Groups will be notified if there are any changes.   

Maryknoll Federal Credit Union: Payments should be mailed to 

PO Box 3941 

Montebello, CA 90640-3941 

Joe can be reached 323-708-3693. Please leave a voice message. 

Due to the Coronavirus, loan applications will take one week to two weeks longer.   Grace period for Loan Payments has increased to 21 days.  

Parking Lot is CLOSED:
Perfect Parking has decided to close our parking lot until further noticedue to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Lenten Day of Recollections in Japanese and English have been CANCELED.
Jammin' on  Sunday Afternoon, March 22, 2020, HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Spirit of Aloha, April 19, 2020, HAS BEEN POSTPONED!


Prayer in the Time of the Coronavirus

Most Reverend José H. Gomez Archbishop of Los Angeles March 13, 2020

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,  
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.  

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.  
For those already afflicted,  
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,  
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.  

In this time of trial and testing,  
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.  
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen. 

Our Lady of Japan, stained glass window.

Mission Statement

 We of Saint Francis Xavier Chapel,as members of the Body of Christ, are called to announce in word and deed the Good News of the Lord Jesus, through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. 

We recognize our community's call to holiness based on mutuality, reciprocity, and interdependence and its ministry focusing on Japanese Catholics while also welcoming all in our greater community.


Mass Times

All Churches are to close effective immediately.   Masses are c

Saturday Evening (Vigil Mass)                   5:00 pm English Sunday                  8:30 am  Japanese        10:00 am  English Weekdays, (Mon-Fri)                                    12:05 pm   English Holy Days: 12:05 pm Mass, unless otherwise noted.  


Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! 


Thank you!

 Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.  .  

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

St. Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Catholic Center

St. Francis Xavier Chapel - Japanese Catholic Center 222 S. Hewitt St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 US

Phone: (213) 626-2279 Email:

Office Hours

As mandated by the State and City "Safer at home" order, our offices are currently closed until April 19th. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Our staff members are working from home. but can be reached by phone (213)626-2279 or email.

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