Prayer Intention for September 2023
For people living on the margins
We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance.
“Remember to welcome strangers in your homes. There were some who did that and welcomed angels without knowing it.”
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.
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.
+ 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.
Eucharistic Celebration, Baptism, Anointing of the Sick, etc.
Social, Health, Spiritual and Religious, Catechism, Retreats and Recollections, Seminars and Workshops
Gathering of Filipino Groups and Communities (GFGC) supervision; Parish animation of english speaking foreigners
Home and hospital visitation, Counseling, Accompaniment, Detention visitation
Philippine Missionaries, St. Luke's University, and other NGOs