What we are called for?

To respond to our baptismal promises
Vision

Vision

As part of the Catholic Tokyo International Center (CTIC), we the members of the English Pastoral Ministry (EPM) make ourselves available to the sacramental, religious and pastoral needs of the English-speaking migrants, refugees and people on the move in the archdiocese of Tokyo.

Mission

Mission

That in the realization of the pastoral assistance offered by the local Church to the migrants, refugees and people on the move the EPM’s intervention is ascertained to be holistic and relevant.

Goals

Goals

+ To adhere to the guidelines for the pastoral care of migrants issued by the Catholic Church, the EPM creates and delivers relevant programs and activities that address holistically their various needs.
+ To be conscious with the sensitivity of the needs of the migrants, the EPM puts premium on the language that the former could understand in offering its programs and services.
+ To avoid duplication and competition in the work, the EPM networks with other existing groups and organizations that offer similar assistance to migrants, refugees and people on the move.
+ To achieve sustainability and relevance of the programs, the EPM constantly assesses their significance and comes up with much-improved ones.

Pope Francis' Message for Migrants and Refugees (2015)

Dear migrants and refugees! You have a special place in the heart of the Church, and you help her to enlarge her heart and to manifest her motherhood towards the entire human family. Do not lose your faith and hope! Let us think of the Holy Family during the flight in Egypt. Just as the maternal heart of the Blessed Virgin and the kind heart of Saint Joseph kept alive the confidence that God would never abandon them, so in you may the same hope in the Lord never be wanting. I entrust to their protection and I cordially impart to all of you my Apostolic Blessing.
Prayer Intention for May

Prayer Intention for May

The World of Finance

Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.

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Programs and Services

To achieve English Pastoral Ministry’s Vision-Mission-Goals, the following are its current programs and activities:
Sacramental

Sacramental

Eucharistic Celebration, Baptism, Anointing of the Sick, etc.

Education

Education

Social, Health, Spiritual and Religious, Catechism, Retreats and Recollections, Seminars and Workshops

Lay Animation

Lay Animation

Gathering of Filipino Groups and Communities (GFGC) supervision; Parish animation of english speaking foreigners

Pastoral

Pastoral

Home and hospital visitation, Counseling, Accompaniment, Detention visitation

Networking

Networking

Philippine Missionaries, St. Luke's University, and other NGOs

Publication

Publication

Kalakbay newsletter, and CTIC Ketai Good News

Invitations

English Pastoral Ministry's Current Activities

Contact Information

Catholic Tokyo International Center

Find us at the office

4-6-22 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021 JAPAN

Give us a ring

+81 (03) 5759-1061

Office hour: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(During this time of COVID-19 pandemic, consultation is  from 12:00 nn to 4:00 pm)

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