Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

7th Death Anniversary of Fr. Joseph Aveni: Remembering, Thanking, Sharing.

Dearest,  This coming July 24 (Monday) we will be commemorating the 7th Death Anniversary of our dear Fr. Joseph Aveni. It is a good occasion to remember his exemplary life, to thank him for the precious teachings he left us and to share memories and experiences from those whose lives have been touched by him. 

For this occasion the Rogationist St. Matthew Province is inviting all to a Eucharistic Celebration before his tomb at the Manila Memorial Park, Parañaque City. There will be also the presentation and distribution of his Short Biography and prayer cards. 

SMP - Communion of Communities

In celebration of the Year of the Parish, the second installment to a series of talks on Communion of Communities, [organized by Fr. Ariel Tecson, the Provincial Councilor on Religious Life, Formation and Pastoral Care for Vocations,] was delivered by Fr. Ulrich Gacayan on the theme “The Christian Community in St. Peter’s Epistle: its Insights and Challenges in our Time” at the Oasis of Prayer in Lalaan II, Silang, Cavite on July 15, 2017. Focusing on the first letter of St. Peter, Fr.

SMP - Formation of Formators Workshop I

Through the efforts of Fr. Viktor Emmanuel Aurellana, in his capacity as In-Charge of the Pastoral Institute on Vocation Ministry, assisted by Rev. Zander Conson and in coordination with Fr. Ariel Tecson, the Provincial Councilor on the Sector Religious Life, Formation and Pastoral Care for Vocations, the first of a series of four Workshops on the Formation of Formators was held on July 15-16, 2017 at the Oasis of Prayer in Lalaan II, Silang, Cavite.

Sideia - Papua New Guinea

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

40-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

​           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. 

Papua New Guinea - St. Anthony's Sharing and Blessing of St. Anthony's Elementary School

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. 

Mission Send Off to the Missionary Station of Indonesia of Fr. Elmer Dula

​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.

Friends of Fr. Joseph Aveni, Vol. 2. no. 6 - June 2017

Dearest everyone, 

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

Florentina Ramos

Installation of Parish Priests in the Diocese of Balanga

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.