Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - On June 23, 2017, the Rogationist Mission at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Sidea, Papua New Guinea celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Mass presided by Fr. Giulio Belarmino RCJ, followed by a religious-cultural program organized in St Mary's Primary School
Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)
In view of the ongoing celebration of the 40 years of presence of the Rogationists in the Philippines, the St. Matthew Province prepared for the celebration of the Feast of July the First with a 40-hour Eucharistic Adoration. It is worth recalling that it was during a 40-hour Adoration at the Church of St. John of Malta in Messina, Sicily, Italy, that the young Hannibal was inspired by the Eucharistic Lord about the charism of the Rogate.
Sideia - On June 13, 2017, Feast of St Anthony of Padua the Rogationist Missionaries organized the St Anthony's Sharing which coincides with the transfer and blessing of the new St Anthony's Elementary School, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish. The celebration started at 5:00 pm with the Holy Mass which was presided by Fr Henry Ramos, RCJ. The sharing happened after the Holy Mass at the Parish. All the elementary students of Sideia and Tegelauna, St Anthony's Boarding Boys and 13 families from Sideia and Tegelauna received St Anthony's blessings on that day.
In a simple rite of Mission Send Off to the Missionary Station of Indonesia, which was incorporated in the Eucharistic liturgy, presided over by Fr. John Joffer Lucas, the Provincial Vicar, Fr. Elmer Dula was conferred his missionary cross - the sign of Christ's love and man's faith on June 28, 2017 at the Fr. Hannibal Formation Center. Fr. Dula, who was for some years a missionary to Papua New Guinea, is replacing Fr. Breynard Peji, who himself generously served the said mission in Indonesia for over a decade and is now set to pursue further studies in Rome, Italy.
As we continue the Novena in preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, may we share to you the latest issue of the supplementary leaflet of the "Friends of Fr. Joseph Aveni", vol. 2, no. 6 for this month of June 2017. Surely, Fr. Aveni left us a shining example of a "shepherd according to the heart of God".
Advance Happy Feastday to all!
Please join us also in praying for the following requested intentions, through the intercession of Fr. Joseph Aveni
Marie Paz Laurin
In a solemn liturgy presided over by Most Rev. Ruperto Santos, DD, Bishop of Balanga, on June 9, 2017, he installed the Parish Priests of his Diocese to their respective Parishes through a common rite. Among those installed was Fr. Ranny Rodriguez, who was earlier assigned as the new pastor of the St. Francis Xavier Parish in Parang, Bagac, Bataan.
In a simple yet prayerful rite, led by Fr. Herman Abcede, the Provincial Superior, on June 6, 2017, Fr. Ulrich Gacayan turned over to Fr. Alfonso Flores the Office of the Parish Priest of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Multinational Village, Parañaque City. Fr. Flores, in turn, turned over his post as Superior of the Religious Parish Community to Fr. Dante Quidayan. May they truly be filled with the necessary grace of state to be wise and faithful stewards, and brothers and friends to confreres and to all those entrusted to their care!
Father Hannibal Formation Center cordially invites you to the accetpance to the aspirancy of Mark Joshua C. Adriano, Aaron John S. Altraca, Brian D. Belarmino, Harley David R. Blanco, Rodel L. Cariño, Jason Christian M. Dator, Jogh Jonas A. Dlos Santos, Kent Andri A. Romagosa, John Mark A. Jaradal, Sylvester M. Lozano, Dave C. Montero, John Aybert A. Palo, Karl Angelo B. Pereda, Loren Jay A. Posiquit e Edwin L. Redecio. June 4, 2017, Sunday, 11:00 a.m at St. Hannibal’s Chapel.
With Fr. Herman Abcede, the Provincial Superior, presiding over the simple rite, Bro. Nilo Pelobello, who served for few months as Responsible of the religious community of the St. Hannibal Rogate Center, after Fr. Jose Maria Ezpeleta was elected General Councilor and General Vicar, made official turn over of the Office of the Superior to Fr. Jessie Martirizar, who shall also serve as Director of the Postulancy Program. The rite was held on June 1, 2017, Feast Day of St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia.
Bro. Christian Allan R. De Sagun, RCJ