Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Acceptance of New UPV Members

The community of the St. Hannibal Rogate Center in Paranaque City (Philippines) welcomed 21 new members of the Union of Prayer for Vocations. Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ, Vicar Provincial of St. Matthew Province, presided over the Mass and the Rite of Entrance of members. Fr. Jessie Martirizar, Superior of the community, with the postulants, witnessed the simple, yet solemn event at the community chapel on March 10, 2019. Thanks for the formation courses and other preparations facilitated by Fr. Joseph Arcaño, RCJ, in collaboration with the senior members of the UPV.

Benefit Concert for the Seminary in Cebu

The Rogationist Seminary- Cebu held a two-hour concert for a cause entitled "LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS" to gather funds for the renovation of the seminary building. The building, whose construction was completed in 1990, has served as the House of Formation of generations of  Rogationist Religious and Priests coming from the Visayas and Mindanao Regions. The 29 year-old building that has suffered due to natural calamities like typhoons and earthquakes in the past, needs repair and maintenance.

St. Matthew Province Formators' Annual Meeting

Formators of St. Matthew Province gathered on February 22-23, 2019, at the Oasis of Prayer in Lalaan II, Silang, Cavite for their annual meeting organized by the Commission on the Religious Life, Formation and Vocation Ministry, chaired by Fr. Ariel Tecson, RCJ, the Provincial Councilor of the Sector. The main objective of this year's meeting is to discern, discuss and decide on some urgent concerns affecting issues on formation, particularly on the curriculum of studies. The two-day encounter commenced with an insightful talk of Fr.

400 youths at Vocation Camp

The Rogationist Seminary in Cebu (Philippines) welcomed around 400 youths for an overnight Youth Vocation Camp on February 16-17, 2019. The Vocation Camp is an annual initiative of the Seminary, but this year takes as special dimension because of the recent Synod of Bishops on the Youth, Faith and Vocation Discernment, as well as the celebration of the World Youth Day in Panama.

First Profession and Renewal of Vows

Bro. Gabriel Motol signing the formula of first profession, while Fr. Orville Cajigal, the Superior of St. Matthew Province, witnesses it.
Bro. Gabriel Motol Jr. professing his vows as a Rogationist for the first time, in the hands of Fr. Orville Cajigal, Superior of St. Matthew Province.
Ms. Cecilia De Castro renewing her vows as a lay consecrated of the Missionaries of the Rogate (Missionarie Rogazioniste)
Group photo at the Chapel of St. Anthony's Boys Village in Cavite, Philippines.

On December 16, 2018, at the Chapel of the St. Anthony's Boys Village, Cavite, Philippines, Nov. Gabriel Motol, Jr. made his First Profession of the Vows, after an experience of a year and a half in the Novitiate. Within the same Eucharistic Liturgy presided over by Fr. Orville Cajigal, the Provincial Superior of the St. Matthew Province, Ms. Ma. Cecilia De Castro renewed her vows as a member of the  Missionaries of the Rogate (Missionarie Rogazioniste). 

(by Bro. Christian De Sagun)

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.