Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Friends of Fr. Joseph Aveni, vol 2, no. 10 - October 2017

Dearest, Today, as we celebrate the World Mission Day, we would like to share to you the latest issue of the supplementary leaflet of the "Friends of Fr. Joseph Aveni" for this month of October 2017. 

This number features some lines from the Pope Francis' Message for the World Mission Day 2017 as well as Fr. Aveni's "Memories and Dreams" about the Rogationist's mission in the Philippines and one of his letters to his beloved missionaries. Happy reading! 

May we also request you to include in your prayers the immediate/complete recovery of: 

Fr. Eric Raveza

Encounter of the Religious in Practical Training 2017

Ilocos Norte October 6-11, 2017

 Organized by Fr. Ariel Tecson, the Provincial Councilor for the sector on Religious Life, Formation and Pastoral Care for Vocations, the annual encounter of the Religious in Practical Training of the St. Matthew Province commenced, with the blessing of the Provincial Superior, Fr. Herman Abcede.

This year's event, with the theme "Oramus et Servimus: Communion in Communities", set in Ilocos Norte on October 6-11, 2017, was participated in by 21 of the 25 practical trainees of the Province.

October 6, 2017 Travel Day

50th Anniversary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish

Papua Nuova Guinea: The Parish of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the Rogationist Mission Complex in Sideia-Alotau, Papua New Guinea celebrates its Golden Jubilee Anniversary on September 24, 2017. The theme of the celebration is "Sailing with Christ beyond 50 years." 

The activities consisted in the recitation of the Rosary and Procession, the Festive Holy Mass presided by Fr Henry Ramos, RCJ, Parish Priest. In his homily, he emphasized the importance of celebrating a Jubilee year by singing the song "the Great Jubilee." 

2nd Rogationist Educators' Workshop

Headed by the Provincial Councilor for the Sector on Missions and Charity, Fr. Orville Cajigal, the St. Matthew Province resumed with its attempt to draft a Directory for all its educational institutions – it now calls collectively as the “Association of Rogationist Catholic Educational Communities in the Philippines or ARCECP” – by organizing its 2nd Rogationist Educators Workshop on October 2-4, 2017, a sequel to first held last February 15-17, 2017. Fr. Cajigal facilitated the participants Orientation about the entire event.

Departure for Spain

It was a fortunate afternoon of September 27, 2017, for Fr. RG Cagbabanua and Bro. Francis Ferruci Cayao to bid the Province of St. Matthew farewell in the presence of its entire Provincial Council (who just concluded their monthly meeting) before they left for the airport on their way to Tarragona, Spain. May their missionary presence and services there be, with God's grace, for the good of the His vast Vineyard.

Bro. Christian Allan R. De Sagun, RCJ


Living the Rogationist Identity - Ongoing Formation Encounter (1st-3rd Year in the Priesthood) - Lily’s Garden, Tagbilaran, Bohol - September 9-16, 2017 -  September 9, 2017 (Saturday)

Supplementary leaflet for the "Friends of Fr. Joseph Aveni", Vol 2, no. 9 - September 2017

Dearest, Here is the latest issue of the supplementary leaflet, "Friends of Fr. Joseph Aveni", Vol. 2, no. 9 for this month of September 2017. From this issue onwards we will be sharing to some of the Writings of Fr. Aveni. Happy reading. You may freely share this to your friends. Go bless us all and Fr. Aveni intercede for us! Please include also in your prayers, the following requested intentions through the intercession of Fr. Joseph Aveni: Jonabel Provido, Angie Tiamzon, Clarene Romea, Theo Punzal, Conrado Carandang, David Jeff Villanueva, Fr. Nip Frogosa, Nenita S.

New Lectors and Acolytes from the St. Matthew Province

Thanking the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the day the Church commemorates her birth, on September 8, 2017, the St. Matthew Province led by Fr. Herman Abcede, its Superior, instituted 6 religious students to the Ministry of Lector and 9 other to the Ministry of Acolyte, during a concelebrated Mass at the Holy Spirit Chapel at the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies. In the homily of the same liturgy which was delivered by Fr.

Mission Send Off to Italy and Spain

In a simple liturgical Rite of Mission Send Off, incorporated in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Fr. Ronaldo Victoria, Fr. RG Cagbabanua and Bro. Francis Ferruci Cayao were conferred their missionary cross, with the exhortation from Fr. Herman Abcede, the Provincial Superior, in his homily, to live by the message of the biblical episode where Jesus told Peter to "Put out into deep water..." Fr. Victoria is set to leave for Messina, Sicily, Italy, where he will spend his sabbatical period. Fr. Cagbabanua and Bro.

Seven New Deacons from the St. Matthew Province

Let us thank the Lord of the harvest for untiringly responding to our ceaseless supplications for numerous laborers in his vast vineyard. Witnessed by confreres, families, relatives, friends and benefactors, seven (7) religious students - Bro. Jobert Belgica, Bro. Peter Hoang Van Dong, Bro. Giovanni Gamaya, Bro. Lorgin Hernaez, Bro. Joseph Phan Hoang Nguyen, Bro. Ferdinandus Heldi Tanga and Bro. Joseph Nguyen Truong Thinh -​