Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Ordination to the Priesthood at the St. Matthew Province 2019

The Lord of the harvest continues to respond to our humble and unceasing prayer, "Send, O Lord, Holy Apostles into your Church! Today, November 23, 2019, as the Rogationists, celebrates its 43rd year of presence and service in the Philippines, the St. Matthew Province, and indeed the whole Congregation and the entire Church, is blessed with the Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Fr. Jose Roque Arreza, RCJ, Rev. Fr. Jorge Casaberde, RCJ, Rev. Fr. Al John Provido, RCJ, and Rev. Fr.

SMP Postulants’ Exposure at RogaMina

Every stage of a journey has always a next level. After four months of enclosure period, the SMP Postulants started the next phase of the Postulancy Program, which is the exposure period. This is the time wherein they will be exposed to different communities of the congregation. Some of them have a mixture of feelings such as worries and excitement. The Postulants have a first-hand experience of the contemplative dimension of the Congregation with their exposure to the contemplative community of Rogamina in Iloilo.

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.

Fr. Welbert Llyd Suarez, RCJ leaves for this Mission in PNG

On November 22, 2019, Fr. Welbert Llyd Suarez, RCJ leaves for his mission assignment at the Sideia Mission Center, in Sideia Island, Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea! May the Lord of the harvest bless him and his mission community!

Bro. Christian Allan R. De Sagun, RCJ

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.