“The will of God is the best!”
The Rogationist “St. Matthew” Province commemorates
the 6th death anniversary of Fr. Joseph Aveni, RCJ
“The will of God is the best because He is our Father.
He loves us in spite of our miseries, in spite of our sins…” (Fr. Aveni)
The commemoration of the death anniversary of Fr. Joseph Aveni (July 24, 2010) has already become an annual event, particularly for communities of the Rogationist “St. Matthew” Province. Every year the event always sees the participation of Rogationist priests, brothers and seminarians, religious sisters of different Congregations where Fr. Aveni used to serve as confessor and spiritual Father, as well as numerous lay members of the Family of the Rogate.
This year’s 6th anniversary celebration, spearheaded by Fr. Ariel Tecson, will be highlighted by the Eucharistic Celebration at 4: 00 p.m. to be held at the Manila Memorial Park, where Fr. Aveni’s mortal remains rest. The Religious brothers of the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies animated the Liturgy while the Seminarians of the Fr. Hannibal Formation Center serve as the Choir. The Holy Mass is followed by a short program, organized by the St. Hannibal Rogate Center. A song presentation was rendered by the Rogationist Postulants and Novices.
At the conclusion of the celebration a simple merienda, sponsored by the Oasis of Prayer/ Caffé Sant’Antonio, was served to all the participants.
Fr. Jessie G. Martirizar, RCJ