Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

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.

Turn Over of Office of the Superior of the Oasis of Prayer-Cavite

After the vespers,June 13, 2019, Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, Fr. Orville Cajigal, the Provincial Superior, led the Rite of Turn Over of Office of the Superior of the religious community. Fr. Alvin Fulgencio, by handing over to Fr. Ronaldo Victoria the symbols of authority, turned over to him as well the task being the Superior of the Oasis of Prayer as well as the enterprises, which Fr. Cajigal confirmed. Each, the outgoing and the incoming Superior, said his prayer of thanksgiving and prayer of acceptance and commitment, respectively. 

Turn Over of Office of the Superior of the St. Hannibal Rogate Center

During the morning Eucharistic celebration, presided over by Fr. Alex Clemente, Fr. Orville Cajigal, the Provincial Superior, led the Rite of Turn Over of Office of the Superior of the religious community. Fr. Jessie Martirizar, by handing over to Fr. Clemente the symbols of authority, turned over to him as well the task being the Superior of the St. Hannibal Rogate Center, which Fr. Cajigal confirmed. Each, the outgoing and the incoming Superior, in front of God and his people, said his prayer of thanksgiving and prayer of acceptance and commitment, respectively.

Celebrating the Feast of St. Hannibal Mary with the Gift of Vocations

On May 31, 2019, in the Eucharistic liturgy, presided over by Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the Superior of the St. Matthew Province, the Circumscription welcomed 12 postulants as they were admitted to the Novitiate, while 5 novices made their First Profession of the Vows at the chapel of the St. Anthony’s Boys Village in Silang, Cavite.