Prayer for the Resumption of Regular Traditional Latin Mass in Japan

Since the passing in March 2019 of Fr. Augustin Toshio Ikeda, SSP, who had celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) for about seven years in Tokyo, we have had no regular TLM because of a lack of legitimate priests who are willing to celebrate the TLM.

We have tried to follow all the instructions in the Motu Proprio “Summorum Pontificum”, and can only rely on God’s mercy. We believe that the TLM is useful for our conversion to God and our soul’s salvation. 

Please pray with us for the intention of the resumption of the TLM in Japan, through the intercession of Blessed Justo Ukon Takayama.


O, God, you desire the salvation of all people. Sustained by your grace, Blessed Justo Ukon Takayama followed the Gospel faithfully, and rejecting all worldly rank and honors, achieved martyrdom by exile from his homeland.

We humbly pray that the Blessed Justo Ukon, who by freely accepting many hardships gave powerful witness to your love, may become a source of hope to people throughout the world and soon be numbered among your saints.

(Asking Ukon’s intercession, mention your intention in silence.)

Merciful Father, through the intercession of Blessed Justo Ukon, please hear our fervent prayers. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.