July 20, 2015 the Catholic Tokyo International Center celebrated its 25th foundation anniversary starting with the Eucharistic celebration presided by His Excellency, Most Rev. Peter Takeo Okada, the archbishop of Tokyo at St. Anselm Parish Church at Meguro, Tokyo. After the mass, the congregation which numbered about five hundred were ushered to the parish hall where a simple lunch was waiting. After some congratulatory speeches, a toast was offered and lunch was immediately served. A brief cultural presentation highlighted the modest celebration. The event had gathered old friends, supporters and benefactors of CTIC, including previous missionaries and volunteer-workers who had worked at the center in the previous years. CTIC expresses its sincerest gratitude to all who came and joined its anniversary celebration.
(photos courtesy of Fr. Edwin Corros, cs)