Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Four Deacons ordained priests

Rev. Jose Roque Arreza, Rev. Jorge Casaberde, Rev. Al John Provido and Rev. Bryan Tutas were ordained to the priesthood by Most Rev. Rex Andrew Alarcon, Bishop of Daet, on November 23 at the Rogationist Parish the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in Multinational Village, Parañaque City. They had their retreat on November 4-8 at Calaruega, Batangas, under the guidance of Fr. Ulrich Gacayan. The Provincial Superior, Fr. Orville Cajigal, also visited the deacons during the occasion to his greetings, and encouraged them to deepen their love for the poor, the Congregation and the Church.

Canonical Visit to the Missionary Station of Indonesia

(November 12-19, 2019)

Day 1

On November 13, 2019, Rev. Fr. Orville R. Cajigal, RCJ, Provincial Superior of the St. Matthew Province of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus, arrived at the Seminari Rogationis Hati Yesus, Jalan Raya, Maumere-Ende, Desa Ribang Kevamatan Koting, Maumere. He was welcomed by the Rogationist Religious Community, Seminarians and some neighbors through a traditional dance rite to welcome a visitor.

Wildmen Ongoing Formation Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi, Messina, and Padova.

Twelve confreres of St. Matthew Province had a pilgrimage in Rome, Assisi, Messina and Padova on October 26 - November 9, 2019, as part of their ongoing formation, coordinated by Fr. Jose Maria Ezpeleta, Councilor General in charge of Religious Life and Formation. The group of young Rogationist priests, called Wildmen, are in their 5th - 10th year of priesthood. 

(Here's the chronicle of Fr. Ruel Desamparado, RCJ)

Provincia San Matteo - Institution in the Ministries of Lector and Acolyte

8 settembre 2019 - At the Holy Spirit Chapel of the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies, Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the Provincial Superior, instituted in the ministries of Lector nine religious students and of Acolyte another fourteen, in a rite incorporated in the celebration of the Holy Mass. As has been the tradition at the St. Matthew Province, this event, which was graced by the presence of families, confreres, seminarians and friends, falls on the day of the commemoration of the birth Blessed Virgin Mary - the 8th of September, 2019.

Installation to the Lectorate and Entrance of new seminarians

Bro. Silvester Yohanes Kennedy was installed to the Ministry of Lector and 13 young men in the Seminary Preparatory Year (SPY = Propaedeutic Year) were formally accepted to the Seminary in Ribang, Maumere, Indonesia during the celebration of the Queenship of Marypresided by Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, the Vicar Provincial. Fr. Elmer Dula and Fr. Ferdinandus Tangaconcelebrated, while some Daughters of Divine Zeal and some of the neighborhoods attended the liturgy.

Formation Institute of Saint Hannibal (FISH) opens SY2019-2020

The Formation Institute of Saint Hannibal (FISH) officially begins the School Year 2019/2020 on August 14, 2019 with the opening Mass presided by the Bishop of Maumere, Mgr. Edwaldus Sedu at the Susteran Alma Chapel.Fr. Ferdinandus Tanga RCJ, FISH main coordinator, and Fr. Elmer Dula, as the responsible of the Rogationist Mission station in Maumere, Indonesia concelebrated in the Mass. In his homily, Bishop Edwaldus thanked the Rogationists for taking the initiative to form, educate and assist the aspirants and postulants in their formation toward the religious life.

Rogate Spring Water Station

The Rogationist of the Heart of Jesus Mission Station of Maumere, Indonesia celebrates on August 24 the Feast of the Apostle St. Bartholomew with the blessing of the Rogate Spring Water Station led by Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ, the Vicar Provincial of St. Matthew Province and the Councilor in-charge of charity and missions. Fr. Elmer Dula and Fr. Ferdinandus Tanga joined him in the rite of blessing. The celebration is attended by religious congregations and muslim communities.

Canonical Visit of the Provincial Superior to the Oasis of Prayer

August 13-16, 2019

Day 1.

The canonical visit officially started with the Mid-afternoon prayer at 3pm. Present in the initial meeting were Fr. Orville, Fr. Ronnie, Fr. Ulrich, Fr. Viktor, Fr. Jobert, Fr. Jonrey, Fr. Alvin, Bro. Nilo, Bro. Jeword and Bro. John. After the prayer, Fr. Ronnie reported the status of the House and the Rogate Enterprises. Afterwards, the community grabbed the opportunity of Fr. Alvin’s presence for some clarifications on administering the Oasis of Prayer and the signing of the Turn Over Documents. The day ended with the praying of the Vespers.

Encounter of the ARCEC-P Superintendent Commission

Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ, the Provincial Councilor on the Sector on the Service of Charity and Missions, facilitated the meeting of the members of the Association of Rogationist Catholic Educational Communities in the Philippines' Superintendent Commission (ARCEC-P Sup Com), composed of Fr. Viktor Emmanuel Aurellana, RCJ (Superintendent), Fr. Carlos Guzman, RCJ (Deputy Superintendent), Fr. Ronald Masilang, RCJ, Fr. Francis Paul Escaño, RCJ, Fr. Dante Quidayan, RCJ, Fr. Francisco Gringo Tagabi, RCJ, Fr. Kristian Irvin Taok, RCJ and Fr. Ricardo Caperiña, RCJ.