Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Rogationist Seminary- Cebu

September 24, 2021

Given the 31st Founding Anniversary of the St. Hannibal Formation Center Cebu which was last September 21, 2021, the community organized a short program and simple yet sumptuous dinner. Together with the above-mentioned event, it was also a special gathering to celebrate the anniversaries and birthdays of the confreres and seminarians for the month of September.

Bishop meets incoming deacons

Three days before their Ordination, the eleven deacons-elect of Saint Matthew Province had a virtual meeting with the Ordaining Prelate, Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista of the Diocese of Imus, on September 22, 2021. The candidates shared about their respective family background and vocation stories. The Bishop, in turn, narrated also his own vocation journey. He reminded the incoming deacons of the priority of their spiritual life and service of neighbors. The conversation ended with words of gratitude and the Blessing of the Bishop.

Online course for Religious in Practical Training

(St. Matthew Province) Due to the pervading restrictions caused by Covid-19, this year’s annual meeting of the Religious in Practical Training of Saint Matthew Province takes on a virtual platform. Fr. Ronaldo Paulino, the Rector of Father Hannibal Formation Center (Seminary) in Paranaque, facilitates the online meeting with a three-part series on Fr. Joseph Aveni’s Thoughts on the Practical Training scheduled on September 21, 28, and October 5.

Presbyterial ordination of Revs Marsel, Oman and Yoris

On the occasion of the Feast of St. Matthew, the Missionary Station of Maumere, Indonesia celebrated and witnessed the Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr. Marselinus Koka, RCJ, Fr. Yoseph Emanuel Rua RCJ, Fr. Frederikus Yorius Ndawi, RCJ, at the parish of Saint Mary Magdalene, Nangahure on September 21, 2021, through the invocation of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands by Most Rev. Edwaldus Martinus Sedu, DD, Bishop of Maumere. Confreres, headed by Fr.

Ordination of three Indonesian priests

Fr. Marselinus Koka RCJ, Fr. Frederikus Yorius Ndawi RCJ, and Fr. Yoseph Emanuel Rua RCJ were ordained priests by Mons. Eldwaldus Martinus Sedu, Bishop of Maumere, Indonesia. It was held at St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church in Nangahure, Alok Barat, Maumere on September 21, 2021, the Feast of Saint Matthew. 

Mission Send Off to Rome, Italy of Bro. Eduardo De Palma

On the celebration of the 24th Sunday of the Ordinary time, in a simple yet meaningful way, Bro. Eduardo de Palma, RCJ received his missionary cross from the hands of Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the Provincial Superior of the St. Matthew Province. The cross was conferred during the sending off rite which took place during the Eucharistic Celebration presided by Fr. Cajigal in the presence of the Confreres and the interns at the St. Anthony’s Chapel of the St. Anthony's Boys Village-Cavite, on September 12, 2021.

Opening of FISH SY 2021 - 2022

On September 11, 2021, the Formation Institute of Saint Hannibal (FISH) officially commenced the School Year of 2021-2022, with the celebration of the Opening Mass presided over by Fr. Jenti, O. Carm, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Maumere, with some concelebrating Rogationist priests. After the mass, a simple merienda followed, sponsored by the FISH and some Congregations of the Sisters. For this school year, the FISH will be headed by Fr. Petrus Marianus, RCJ as main coordinator, and he will be assisted by Rev. Yoseph Emanuel Rua, RCJ.