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主の昇天、 2020年5月24日(日本語ミサ)

 ミサ: 主の昇天

司式: ドアン・ホアンSJ神父

The Ascension of the Lord, May 24, 2020 Mass (English)ay of Easter, May 17, 2020 Mass (English)

Join us as Fr. Doan Hoang, celebrates the Mass  for the Ascension of the Lord, May 24,  2020   


During this Pandemic, while St Francis Xavier Chapel is closed,  has been trying to find new ways for the Word of the Lord to reach our parishioners and community.  Who would have thought SFXC would be:

streaming both English and Japanese Masses on on the web or online  Rosary and Prayer Groups

 Due to the Safer at Home order, St Francis Xavier Chapel has lost almost all of our revenue, We normally survive on Sunday Donationsm 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 make a donation online).



Even though we cannot celebrate Mass in person, we can come together and view Masses:
Sunday Masses  &  Weekday Masses can be viewed on YouTube at
During the Safer at Home Order Masses are also available  from the Cathedral online at    
or on Channel 13 KCOP at 10 am on Sunday. 

Sorry, we will not have the weekday Mass for  Friday, May 22, 2020 and Monday May 25, 2020 due to the holiday weekend. 




All Churches were closed to the public on March 17, 2020. This is to partner with the Guidelines from the State/County to eliminate any gatherings to help slow the spread of the Corona Virus.  


May 15, 2020:  Archbishop José H. Gomez dispenses all the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and all Catholics currently in the Archdiocese from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass until further notice. Furthermore, the public celebration of Mass continues to be suspended in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles until further notice.

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.  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.

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


Facility Use

UPDATED May 15, 2020 :   

The Safer at Home order has been indefinitely finely extended until further notice by the City and County.   

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, All classes, practices, and groups have been asked to cancel their meetings, until further notice

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 notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

All events have indefinitely postponed.  We will be posting updates as they become available. 


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 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. 

All public Masses are currently canceled due to the COVID19

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00pm

Sunday  Japanese Mass  8:30am

               English Mass 10:00am

Weekday Masses 12:05pm

Holy Days: Weekdays are at 12:05pm 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 to the public until May 15th or as the State & City regulates.  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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