Welcome to

Yanai Catholic Church

   Here is a small catholic church in an old town, Yanai, where many houses of marchants in Edo Period still remain.  Everyone is invited to come. Invite your friends and love ones. Please join us, feel free to come. We'll be waiting for you. If you need advices or guidance in your endeavor, please don't hesitate to communicate with us.  

   If you are suffering, feeling lost or in sorrow, please call on us.  

Mass schedule     

    Every Sunday, 11:00 a.m. 

    On the 3rd Sunday of the month

    English Mass, partly Tagalog : 11:00 a.m.~ 

 (Sometimes, the schedule will be changed. Please check the schedule page or contact us before coming.)

 "We would like to invite every one to attend here in Yanai Catholic Church Every Sunday. And, we are going to held a English Mass at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd Sunday of every month. We Deeply appreciate your coming!"

Location of our Church

    JR Sanyo Line Yanai Station- a 10 minute walk away. Past the Seven-Eleven at the left side Main Road. Turn right after the two traffic light post. After that turn to the left in the direction of "Yanai Gakuen"senior high school  at the intersection of "Suo-Ringyo".


Private car 

  Sanyo Express way Kuga interchange to Yanai district.

Befriend Your Pain: Henri Nouwen

I want to say to you that most of our brokenness cannot be simply taken away. It’s there. And the deepest pain that you and I suffer is often the pain that stays with us all our lives. It cannot be simply solved, fixed, done away with. . . . What are we then told to do with that pain, with that brokenness, that anguish, that agony that continually rises up in our heart? We are called to embrace it, to befriend it. To not just push it away . . . to walk right over it, to ignore it. No, to embrace it, to befriend it, and say that is my pain and I claim my pain as the way God is willing to show me his love.