Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Eruzione del Vulcano Taal in Filippine

Nella notte scorsa è entrato in attività il pericoloso vulcano Taal, nell'isola di Luzon, in Filippine. La situazione è ancora in evoluzione, e le prime foto che arrivano da Silang, non distante dal disastro, danno l'idea del dramma che si sta vivendo in quella nazione. Padre Rampazzo e Padre Orville Cajigal, Superiore Provinciale, in visita in Vietnam, assicurano le loro preghiere, così come invitano tutta la Famiglia Rogazionista ad essere spiritualmente unita alle Filippine colpite da questa catastrofe naturale.

Institution in the Ministries and Acceptance of New Aspirants at the Missionary Station of Vietnam

At the Missionary Station of Vietnam, Bro. Francis Xavier Nguyen Phuc Thien, RCJ was instituted in the Ministry of Lector, while Bro. Peter Truong Viet Thien, RCJ was instituted in the Ministry of Acolyte on December 25, 2019, at the community Chapel of Don Bosco, in Dalat. Four new Aspirants were also formally accepted during the same liturgy, which was presided over by Fr. King Cena, RCJ, the Responsible and Delegate ad personam in the Vietnam.

St. Matthew Province Christmas Gathering 2019

The religious community of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish hosted the St. Matthew Province Christmas Gathering, on December 26, 2019. The simple festivity was facilitated by the religious students from the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies, with some games and gift-giving. Guests performers – the Oasis of Prayer-Cavite ensemble and the St. Hannibal Empowerment Center Rogate Youth – were invited to grace and liven up the celebration. May the birth of the child Jesus and his enduring presence keep us united in His Love!

December 2019 Renewal of Vows

Early dawn of December 16, 2019, the first day of the traditional Simbang Gabi - the Christmas Novena Masses - Bro. Gabriel Motol, Jr., RCJ and Engr. Ma. Cecilia De Castro (Missonary of the Rogate) made the Renewal of their Vows at the Holy Spirit Chapel of the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies, during the Eucharistic liturgy, which was presided over by Fr. Orville Cajigal RCJ, the Provincial Superior of the St. Matthew Province. May the Lord continuously bless His Church with Vocations!

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.