Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

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.

Formation Institute of Saint Hannibal (FISH) opens SY2019-2020

The Formation Institute of Saint Hannibal (FISH) officially begins the School Year 2019/2020 on August 14, 2019 with the opening Mass presided by the Bishop of Maumere, Mgr. Edwaldus Sedu at the Susteran Alma Chapel.Fr. Ferdinandus Tanga RCJ, FISH main coordinator, and Fr. Elmer Dula, as the responsible of the Rogationist Mission station in Maumere, Indonesia concelebrated in the Mass. In his homily, Bishop Edwaldus thanked the Rogationists for taking the initiative to form, educate and assist the aspirants and postulants in their formation toward the religious life.

Rogate Spring Water Station

The Rogationist of the Heart of Jesus Mission Station of Maumere, Indonesia celebrates on August 24 the Feast of the Apostle St. Bartholomew with the blessing of the Rogate Spring Water Station led by Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ, the Vicar Provincial of St. Matthew Province and the Councilor in-charge of charity and missions. Fr. Elmer Dula and Fr. Ferdinandus Tanga joined him in the rite of blessing. The celebration is attended by religious congregations and muslim communities.

Canonical Visit of the Provincial Superior to the Oasis of Prayer

August 13-16, 2019

Day 1.

The canonical visit officially started with the Mid-afternoon prayer at 3pm. Present in the initial meeting were Fr. Orville, Fr. Ronnie, Fr. Ulrich, Fr. Viktor, Fr. Jobert, Fr. Jonrey, Fr. Alvin, Bro. Nilo, Bro. Jeword and Bro. John. After the prayer, Fr. Ronnie reported the status of the House and the Rogate Enterprises. Afterwards, the community grabbed the opportunity of Fr. Alvin’s presence for some clarifications on administering the Oasis of Prayer and the signing of the Turn Over Documents. The day ended with the praying of the Vespers.

Encounter of the ARCEC-P Superintendent Commission

Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ, the Provincial Councilor on the Sector on the Service of Charity and Missions, facilitated the meeting of the members of the Association of Rogationist Catholic Educational Communities in the Philippines' Superintendent Commission (ARCEC-P Sup Com), composed of Fr. Viktor Emmanuel Aurellana, RCJ (Superintendent), Fr. Carlos Guzman, RCJ (Deputy Superintendent), Fr. Ronald Masilang, RCJ, Fr. Francis Paul Escaño, RCJ, Fr. Dante Quidayan, RCJ, Fr. Francisco Gringo Tagabi, RCJ, Fr. Kristian Irvin Taok, RCJ and Fr. Ricardo Caperiña, RCJ.

Remembering Fr. Joseph Aveni

Nine years after he embraced peaceful eternity, the St. Matthew Province reminisce in prayerful gathering the inspiring holy life of Fr. Giuseppe Aveni which lives on. Fr. Ronaldo Masilang, RCJ, presided over the Holy Mass concelebrated by confreres and participated in by seminarians, novices, religious and friends, at the Manila Memorial Park, on July 24, 2019. The group had the privilege to hear the testimony of Fr. Aveni's head nurse, who was among those who took care of him.

The First Rogate Youth National Assembly and Workshop

DAY 1 – July 20, 2019 (Saturday)

Today, the first day of the first ever National Rogate Youth Assembly and Workshop kick started with the registration and welcoming of the youth participants coming from different Rogationist communities. The theme of the Assembly and Workshop is “Rogate Youth: Inspired, United, and Empowered to be active collaborators in promoting vocations.”


Silang - St. Anthony’s Sharing 2019

June 23, 2019, Solemnity of Corpus Christi, The Rogationist College, St. Anthony's Boys Village, held the Annual St. Anthony's Sharing in line with the celebration of the Feast of St. Anthony's Bread, a Rogationist devotion started by our Founder St. Hannibal Mary di Francia. It is a form of devotion to St. Anthony as the great benefactor and provider of our congregation. Through the intercession of St. Anthony, many people recommend themselves as God's instrument of providence and assistance.