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.~ 

 "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.

Descend into the Heart (Henri Nouwen)

The quiet repetition of a single word can help us to descend with the mind into the heart. This repetition has nothing to do with magic. It’s not meant to throw a spell on God or to force him into hearing us. On the contrary, a word or sentence repeated frequently can help us to concentrate, to move to the center, to create an inner stillness, and thus to listen to the voice of God. When we simply try to sit silently and wait for God to speak to us, we find ourselves bombarded with endless conflicting thoughts and ideas. But when we use a very simple sentence such as “O God, come to my assistance,” or “Jesus, master, have mercy on me,” or a word such as “Lord” or “Jesus” it is easier to let the many distractions pass by without being misled by them. Such a simple, easily repeated prayer can slowly empty out our crowded interior life and create the quiet space where we can dwell with God. It can be like a ladder along which we can descend into the heart and ascend to God.