Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Thanksgiving Mass in Vietnam of the First Four Vietnamese Rogationist Priests

Invitation card for the Thanksgiving Mass in Ho Chi Minh City.
The newly ordained priests with their parents after the Thanksgiving Mass.
Fr. Rampazzo, Superior General, poses with the delegates from Vietnam in the 2nd St. Matthew Provincial Chapter, including the four new priests, then deacons.
At the 2nd St. Matthew Provincial Chapter, the four new priests posing with Fr. Ezpeleta, Vicar General and the first Rogationist missionary in Vietnam.
The Vietnamese Rogationists with the Superior General, during a party for the Vietnamese guests who came to Manila for the ordination.

The first four Vietnamese Rogationist priests celebrated their Thanksgiving Mass together in the Chapel of the Provincial House of the Sisters of the Holy Rosary in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on October 24, 2018, highlighting the 15th year anniversary of the start of the Rogationist presence in Vietnam. The new priests are Fr. Joseph Hoang Xuan Huong RCJ, Fr. Peter Hoang Van Dong RCJ, Fr. Phan Hoang Nguyen RCJ and Fr. Nguyen Truong Thinh RCJ.

7 New Rogationist Priests

The seven new priests with the Bishop, after the Mass of ordination.
Bishop Mangalinao delivering his inspiring homily.
The imposition of the hands by the Bishop.
Concelebrating priests impose their hands on the new priests.
The new priests joining the Bishop in the presbytery at the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
The new priests with their parents and the Bishop
The group picture of the Bishop, concelebrants, parents and the new priests.
The interior of the Parish of the Most Holy Rosary during the ordination Mass.
Parish of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish entrusted to the Rogationists.
The statue of St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia at the entrace of the Parish driveway.

Seven Rogationist deacons were ordained priests by Bishop Elmer Jose Mangalinao of Bayongbong on October 20, 2018 at the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Paranaque. The new priests come from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. They are Fr. Jobert Belgica, Fr. Giovanni Gamaya, Fr. Peter Hoang Van Dong, Fr. Joseph Hoang Xuan Huong, Fr. Joseph Nguyen Truong Thinh, Fr. Joseph Phan Hoang Nguyen and Fr. Ferdinandus Heldi Tanga.

2nd SMP Chapter Concludes

The new St. Matthew Provincial Council together with Fr. Rampazzo, Superior General, and Fr. Jose Maria Ezpeleta, Vicar General.
Fr. Cajigal making the profession of faith and oath of office during the concluding Mass at St. Matthew Chapel in the Oasis of Prayer, Silang.
The delegation from the Rogationist communitiesin Vietnam.
Group picture of the capitulars, with the new Provincial Council, the Superior General and the Vicar General.

(Silang/October 19, 2018)– The 2ndProvincial Chapter of St. Matthew Province concluded today. The members spent the morning for the presentation and approval of the following matters: the proposed norms for the next Provincial Chapter, the revised statement of the 2nd Provincial Chapter, presentation of the priorities of the 3nd Provincial Chapter. After that, the assembly voted that the next Chapter in 2022 will be by representation, with 40% of the perpetually professed confreres of the Province participating. The plenary session ended with the concluding message of Fr.

2nd SMP Chapter Day 4: Urban Poor Missionary Elected New Provincial

Fr. Cajigal receiving the greetings of embrace from a confrere after his acceptance of the election.
Fr. Bruno Rampazzo, Superior General, and Fr. Orville Cajigal, the new SMP Superior.
The new Provincial accepting the mandate of the Chapter to the service of authority for the next four years.
Outgoing SMP Superior, Fr. Herman Abcede, greets the new Provincial with a warm fraternal embrace.
The new Rogationist St. Matthew Province leadership together with the Superior General, Fr. Rampazzo.

Fr. Orville Cajigal RCJ has been elected on October 18, 2018 as new Provincial Superior of the Rogationist St. Matthew Province during the celebration of its 2nd Provincial Chapter held at the Oasis of Prayer in Silang, Cavite on October 18, 2018, presided by the Superior General Fr. Bruno Rampazzo. In the same setting, the Provincial Councilors and Treasurer were also elected, namely: Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, new Vicar Provincial and Councilor in charge of the Service of Charity and Missions; Fr. Ariel Tecson, reelected Councilor for Religious Life, Formation and Vocation Ministry; Fr.



PADRE ORVILLE è nato Quezon City, MM Filippine il 22 Marzo del 1977. Entrato nel Seminario di Manila nel 1993 e ordinato sacerdote nel 2006.

Attualmente membro della comunità presso la Stazione Missionaria di Pasay City. A lui le nostre congratulazioni e i nostri migliori auguri di un sereno e fecondo apostolato nel suo nuovo incarico.

2nd SMP Chapter - Day 3: A Day Dedicated to Reflection, Sharing and Prayer

Group picture with the outgoing SMP Provincial Council, after the Mass at St. Matthew Chapel, Oasis of Prayer, Silang.
SMP outgoing Provincial, Fr. Herman Abcede presides over the Eucharist.
Fr. Jose Maria Ezpeleta gives reflection points during the recollection day of the Chapter participants.
The Provincial Superior responding to the comments on the report of the Provincial Council.
The delegation from Indonesia with Fr. Rampazzo, Fr. Abcede and Fr. Ezpeleta.
Light moments before the celebration of the Mass.
Light moments while going to the group sharing.

(Silang/October 17, 2018) – The third day of the Provincial Chapter of St. Matthew Province was dedicated to a moment of reflection, sharing of experiences, and a community prayer in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Fr. Herman Abcede, opened the day with the Holy Eucharist. In his homily, he emphasized the importance of being led and renewed by the Holy Spirit. He explained that this is something needed by all, especially by those who will be elected to lead the Province in the coming years.

2nd SMP Chapter - Day 2: Reports and Interventions

Group picture of the capitulars with Bishop Evangelista of Imus. Ninety-six of 101 capitulars were present on the second day of the Chapter.
Common Lauds open the days of the St. Matthew Provincial Chapter.
The Chapel of the Oasis of Prayer Spirituality Center is dedicated to St. Matthew, the Patron Saint of the Province.
The Holy Eucharist on the second day was presided over by Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista of the Diocese of Imus where the Oasis of Prayer is located.
Report of the outgoing Provincial Superior, Fr. Herman Abcede.
Bro. Nilo Pelobello, SMP Treasurer, reports about the economic status of the Province.
Fr. Ariel Tecson reports on the sector on Religious Life, Formation and Vocation Ministry.
Fr. John Lucas reports on the sector on Rogate, Laity, Parishes and Youth Ministry.
Fr. Orville Cajigal reports on the sector on the Service of Charity and MIssions.

(Silang/ October 16, 2018) – The second day of the Provincial Chapter began with the praying of the Lauds presided by Fr. Carlos Guzman, followed by the celebration of the Holy Mass presided by the Most Rev. Rey Evangelista, DD, Bishop of Imus. In his homily, he highlighted the value of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in as much as we celebrate today the Memorial of St. Margaret Alacoque. He reminded the Rogationists of the essential link of this devotion to their identity and mission.

2nd St. Matthew Provincial Chapter Opens (Day 1)

Members of the Provincial Chapter Presidential Board: President - Fr. Bruno Rampazzo; 1st Moderator: Fr. Danny Montana; 2nd Moderator: Fr. Ulrich Gacayan; Secretary: Bro. Christian De Sagun; Scrutineers: Deacons Al John Provido and Jorge Casaberde.
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of the Diocese of Caloocan guided the recollection reflections on the first day. With him were Fr. Rampazzo, Superior General; and Fr. Abcede, SMP Provincial Superior.
First Assembly session at Di Francia Auditorium of the Rogationist College in Cavite.
Fr. Montana giving indications on the order of the day.
Opening Liturgy at the Chapel of St. Anthony's Boys Village in Silang, Cavite.
The Superior General Fr. Rampazzo presiding over the opening Mass of the Provincial Chapter at St. Matthew Chapel in the Oasis of Prayer in Silang, Cavite.

(October 15, 2018) – The Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus – St. Matthew Province started its 2nd Provincial Chapter with the theme “Our Charismatic Identity in the Challenges of the St. Matthew Province.” The event which will end on October 20, 2018 was held in St. Anthony’s Boys Village – Silang, Cavite. It was initiated by a short recollection done in the Di Francia Auditorium of the Rogationist College – Silang graced by the Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio S. David, D.D, Bishop of Caloocan.

Request for Prayers for the Success of the 2nd St. Matthew Provincial Chapter

Dearest, Greetings of Peace!

The Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus of the St. Matthew Province – comprising the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam, is set to hold its 2nd St. Matthew Province, on October 15-20, 2018 at the Oasis of Prayer in Lalaan II, Silang, Cavite.

This occasion shall be highlighted by the election of our new Provincial Superior and his Council, and shall be concluded by the Priestly Ordination of seven (7) Deacons.

Encounter of the Religious in Practical Training 2018

Basking in the natural, peaceful beauty of Quezon Province, the Religious in Practical Training (RPT) held their annual encounter with the Provincial Superior, Fr. Herman Abcede, who had the chance to hold a simple conference and to preside over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist for them, in this infrequent relaxing moment of brotherhood - a short break from their intensive experience of varied Rogationist apostolic ministries. Thanks to the efforts of Fr.