Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Rogationist Academy, Davao resumes face-to-face classes

Mass of the Holy Spirit presided over by Fr. Francis Paul Escano, Rector of RA-Davao
Faculty members making their pledge as educators.
RA students attending the Mass of the Holy Spirit.
Mass of the Holy Spirit.
Face-to-face lessons resume after two years of Covid-restrictuoins
Face-to-face lessons resume after two years of Covid-restrictuoins
Face-to-face lessons resume after two years of Covid-restrictuoins
General Assembly.
General Assembly.
General Assembly.

(August 2) The educational community of the Rogationist Academy in Toril, Davao, Philippines opens the new School Year 2022-2023 with the resumption of face-to-face classes after two years of online classes due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The Mass of the Holy Spirit, attended by the student body and teachers at the school’s covered court, was presided over by Fr. Francis Paul Escano, Rector of the Rogationist Academy – Davao. Immediately after, the students went to their respective classrooms for their lessons.

Rogationist Priestly Ordinations in Vietnam for the first time

            Six Vietnamese Rogationist Deacons: Paul Tran Duc Chinh, Dominic Phung Ngoc Si, Peter Truong Viet Thien, Joseph Phung Minh Dang, Joseph Nguyen Hung Cuong, and Joachim Nguyen Tien Thanh will be ordained priests through the imposition of the hands by Mons. Dominic Nguyen Van Manh, Bishop of Dalat, on August 19, 2022, at the Chapel of the Dalat Pastoral Center. Cardinal Peter Nguyen Van Nhon, Archbishop Emeritus of Hanoi, and Mons. Anthony Vu Huy Chuong, Bishop Emeritus of Dalat, have expressed their intention to be present in the Ordination.

Seminaries of Paranaque and Cebu: Opening of the new school year

Formation Community of the Seminary in Paranaque.
Formation Team: Seminary in Paranaque.
Seminary in Paranaque.
Seminary in Paranaque.
Formation Community of the Seminary in Cebu.
 Seminarians in Cebu.
Formation Team of the  Seminary in Cebu.

The Rogationist Seminary College of Philosophy-Manila officially started the academic year 2022-2023 on July 18, with the Mass of the Holy Spirit at Saint Hannibal Chapel presided by the Dean of Studies, Rev. Fr. Francisco Gringo Tagabi, RCJ. The professors made the profession of faith during the liturgy. After the Mass, the students had an orientation on the institution’s overall program.

Cebu Seminary: Vocation orientation for altar servers

(Aug. 1) Twenty-two altar servers from St. Joseph Parish -Alegria, Cebu arrived this afternoon in our community for an overnight experience of seminary life. They were accompanied by their parish priest Fr. Reynaldo Cui, who is a former Rogationist seminarian. The activity introduced them to priestly and religious life. They joined the activities of the community and listened to the vocation talk of Rev. Jeffrey Salvador, RCJ, the vocation promoter of the community. 

Formal Acceptance to the Postulancy.

Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, il Superiore Provinciale, ha formalmente accettato 14 seminaristi alla Postulancy, su presentazione di Padre Al John Provido, RCJ, Assistente Direttore della Postulanza. Il rito si è tenuto presso il Centro Sant'Annibale Rogate, il 1° luglio 2022, incorporato nella liturgia eucaristica, che ha aperto l'intera giornata di celebrazione della festa del primo luglio.

Feast of July the First

“The Feast of July the First is central and the mother of all the feasts in the Congregation of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus. In fact, July 1, 1886 is the authentic foundation day of the ‘Pious Work of the Evangelical Rogation.’ Certainly, it was Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament who started to build up the Pious Work of the interests of His Heart, in one of the shanties of the Avignone slum since March 19, 1881, the very day which our Father celebrated the first feast in the small chapel dedicated to the Sacred Heart.

St. Matthew Province: Religious Professions

                On July 5, 2022, in the commemoration of the birthday of St. Hannibal Mary, our Founder and Father, the Religious students of St. Matthew Province will have their profession of the religious vows. Six Religious will profess perpetually: Bro. John Dela Cruz will profess in Paranaque, Philippines, while five others, namely, Bro. Peter Do Xuan Truong, Bro. Augustine Hoang Tran Minh Chau, Bro. Joseph Nguyen Huu Binh, Bro. Peter Tran Duy Nhan, Bro. Francis Xavier Nguyen Phuc Thien will do it in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formal Acceptance to the Postulancy

The St. Matthew Province cordially invites you to formal Acceptance to the Postulancy of our nineteen (19) seminarians: 10 Filipinos, 5 Indonesians, and 4 Vietnamese. The Holy Mass, which incorporates the rites, will be held at the St. Hannibal Rogate Center, in Merville Park, Paranaque City, on July 1, 2022, 7:30am. A parallel liturgy will be held at the Missionary Station of Indonesia for their local candidates. Let us continue to pray for more and holy vocations!

Invitation to the Renewal and Perpetual Profession of the Vows

Invitation to the Renewal and Perpetual Profession of the Vows

The St. Matthew Province cordially invites you to the Perpetual Profession of the Vows of Bro. John Dela Cruz, RCJ and the Renewal of Vows our sixteen (16) confreres. The Holy Mass, which incorporates the rites, to be presided over by Fr. Ariel Tecson, RCJ, will be held at the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies in Paranaque City, on July 5, 2022. Let us continue to pray for more and holy vocations!

Invitation to the Renewal and Perpetual Profession of the Vows in Vietnam

The St. Matthew Province cordially invites you to the Renewal and Perpetual Profession of the Vows of our Vietnamese confreres to be held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 4, 2022, presided over by Fr. King Cena, RCJ. Let us pray for more vocations to the religious and priestly life and the perseverance of those who have been called.

Perpetual vows of six Religious students: Bro. Peter Do Xuan Truong, Bro. Augustine Hoang Tran Minh Chau, Bro. Joseph Nguyen Huu Binh, Bro. Peter Tran Duy Nhan, Bro. Francis Xavier Nguyen Phuc Thien.