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Welcome to

Yanai Catholic Church

   Here is a small catholic church in an old town, Yanai, where many houses of merchants 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     

Mass : Sunday  11:00 a.m.  

 (On the 3rd Sunday in the month,   Mass,  2:00 p.m.)

Thursday   2:00 p.m.

On the 2nd Snday いnthe month,

Mass, 2:00 @.m. At Inori-no-Ie  (The House of Prayer in Oshima) is located in Suo-Oshima.  "Hanasakusato Inori no Ie"  Address & map→ 


"We would like to invite every one to attend here in Yanai Catholic Church Every Sunday.  We Deeply appreciate your coming!"

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

Location of The  Yanai Catholic 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.

Inori-no-Ie  (The House of Prayer in Oshima) is located in Suo-Oshima. 

    post# 742-2806, 23-2 Nishi-Agenosyo, Suo-Oshima Cho, Oshima District, Yamaguchi Pref.

Phone: 080 1902 3378 (Mr. Yamaguchi)


Hear the Voice that Calls You the Beloved:  Henri Nouwen 
Solitude is listening to the voice that calls you the Beloved. It is being alone with the One who says, “You are my Beloved, I want to be with you. Don’t go running around, don’t start to prove to everybody that you’re beloved. You are already beloved.” That is what God says to us. Solitude is the place where we go in order to hear the truth about ourselves. It asks us to let go of the other ways of proving, which are a lot more satisfying. The voice that calls us the beloved is not the voice that satisfies the senses. That’s what the whole mystical life is about; it is beyond feelings and beyond thoughts.

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