Fr. John Lucas, Provincial Vicar of St. Matthew Province, led the ground-breaking ceremonies of the construction of the first Rogationist Religious House in Vietnam on January 13, 2016, after a conclebrated Mass. Bro. Nilo Pelobello, SMP Provincial Treasurer assisted in a ceremony attended by the Rogationist confreres, diocesan and religious priests, seminarians, Daughters of Divine Zeal, relatives, benefactors and friends.
Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
With his documents at long last approved, Bro. Paul John Mapacpac, who completes the new batch of missionaries to the Rogationist mission Papua New Guinea, will finally fly tonight, December 30, 2016. Bro. Nilo Pelobello will join him to do his canonical visit to the missionary community. May the Lord of the Harvest bring fruitful yield to your faith, generosity and courage.
Bro. Christian Allan R. De Sagun, RCJ
Ninety young men attended the annual year-end vocation orientation in the two Seminaries of Rogationist St. Matthew on December 27-30. Forty-five youths from the Provinces of Luzon and the Tagalog-speaking islands went to Fr. Hannibal Formation Center in Paranaque, while another forty-five young men from the Visayas and Mindanao Provinces partook the search-in program in St. Hannibal Formation Center in Cebu. Rogationist speakers talked about vocation in general, the primacy of prayer and discernment, the Vocation to Rogationist Priesthood and Brotherhood.
"What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past,
courage for the present, hope for the future.
It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings
rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace."
- Agnes M. Pharo
The Rogationists Communities in Philippines (Fr. Hannibal Formation Center – Paranaque; St. Hannibal Formation Center – Cebu; Fr. Di Francia Center of Studeies – Paranaque) Vietnam (Missionary Station) and Mexico (Tonela) shared the spirit of Christmas through the Christmas Sharing to over thousands of children, especially those who are less privileged. They had the meal, games and gift-giving.
After their Priestly Ordination at the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Multinational Village, Parañaque City, on November 26, 2016, in a liturgy presided over by Most Rev. Socrates Villegas, DD, the Archbishop of Ligayen-Dagupan, the five new priests from the St. Matthew Province held their Thanksgiving Mass in their respective native places. On November 30, 2016, Fr. Francisco Gringo Tagabi, celebrated his first Mass in Baggao, Cagayan, while Fr.
The Rogationist Seminary in Paranaque hosted around 400 toddlers at St. Hannibal Childrens Center on Dec. 11, 2017 for the annual traditional Christmas Sharing which was first introduced 31 years ago. In the succeeding Sunday, some 1,000 elementary and junior high school students will likewise take their turn at a second part of the annual event. The Seminary organizes among lay collaborators, friends, relatives and benefactors a collection of funds for the event.
It’s been almost a year now since we launched the supplementary flyer, especially tailored for offline “Friends of Father Joseph Aveni”, in view of spreading the knowledge of his virtuous life as a Rogationist religious and priest. As he himself admitted, his life was spent entirely within the Rogationist communities. All his moments were punctuated by the daily schedule; his existence had been without any particular unraveling; he neither had benefited from fleeting popularity nor enjoyed extensive, multiple and
The year-long celebration of the 40 years of Rogationist presence and service in the Philippines kicked off with the ordination of five priests of St. Matthew Province: Fr. Jessel Bangoy, Fr. Tristan Angelo Palado, Fr. Welbert Llyd Suarez, Fr. Francisco Gringo Tagabi and Fr. Sherwin Valenzuela. Most Rev.