First Sunday of Advent (scheduled for November 28, 2020, 5 pm)
November 29, 2020, The English Mass from the St. Francis Xavier Chapel.
This Private Mass is filmed in St Francis Xavier Chapel, which is closed due to the pandemic.
The video will be available after 4:30 pm on Saturdays
NEW MASS SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAYS!In response to the growing number of COVID cases and hospitalizations across California, State and County guidelines have been changed and the INDOOR celebration of Mass has been temporarily canceled. As Archbishop Gomez has said, our primary concern is always for the health and safety of our brothers and sisters, especially the most vulnerable among us. So it is with God's grace that we cheerfully adapt once again to our newest iteration of "Church during the time of COVID."
Here is the schedule for Sundays, effective December 6, 2020.
9:00 AM am Mass (bilingual English and Japanese) PUBLIC SUNDAY MASS OUTSIDE AT THE ACTIVITY CENTER GARDEN.
Seating is limited.
If you can answer yes to any of these questions below, we ask you to stay home
We will continue with the coronavirus protocols currently in use:
Note: Those attending are advised to bring sun protection:
- Hats and or umbrellas - shade cannot be guaranteed.
Making reservations helps us to know how many chairs to set up.
Please make Reservations for the Sunday 8:30 am Mass by Friday at noon by calling the office at (213)626-2279 or emailing us with:
-How many in your family will be attending:
-Telephone number and email address:
The 8:30 am and the 10 am Sunday Masses, Weekday Masses, and Saturday 5 pm Vigil Masses has been temporarily suspended, until further notice. We will stream pre-recorded MASSES for Sunday in English and Japanese for viewing.
Starting on December 6th we will have a Bilingual Mass at 9am on Sundays.
Weekdays Masses are celebrated as a private Mass are not streamed.
Archbishop Gomez has extended the special dispensation for those who cannot attend Mass during this time and recommends you may watch the mass online on tv. Sunday 10 am Mass is also available from the Cathedral online at www.lacatholics.org
Thank you for your continued support! We wish to thank all those who have been generously donating to St. Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Catholic Center. Due to the Safer at Home order, St Francis Xavier Chapel has lost almost all of our revenue, We normally survive on Sunday Donations, the rents paid by the different groups and the parking lot and our fundraisers. All classes and practices have been suspended until further notice and Fundraisers have been canceled for the foreseeable future. We have tried to cut our expenses to the bare bone, but we still have bills to pay, We know that everyone is going through a tough time with layoffs or reduced work hours, but St Francis cannot exist without your help. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help by making your Sunday Donation or a Special Donation during this time to St Francis Xavier Chapel. Checks can be mailed to the office at SFXC 222 S. Hewitt St. Los Angeles, CA 90012, or online (click the button below to donate online).
COVID UPDATED (October 1, 2020) : The St Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Catholic Center CLOSED to the public Monday to Saturday.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, All classes, practices, and groups have been asked to cancel their meetings until further notice.
Parking Lot is only open for Mass. During the week and Saturday, the parking lot is temporarily closed due to Covid until the end of the year. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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.
We of St 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 the Japanese speaking, while welcoming everyone.
Sunday: Bilingual English/ Japanese Mass 8:30 am
Masses will be in the Garden.
Please note: the 5 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00 pm, the 10 am English Mass and the Weekday Masses have been temporarily suspended. Holy Days: Weekdays are at 12:05 pm unless otherwise noted.
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!
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. .
St. Francis Xavier Chapel - Japanese Catholic Center 222 S. Hewitt St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 US
As mandated by the State and City "Safer at home" order, our offices are currently closed to the public until further notice as the State & City regulates. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Our staff members can be reached by phone (213)626-2279 or email.