Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Mission Send-Off to Papua New Guinea

In the Eucharistic Celebration on November 16, 2016, presided over by Fr. Orville Cajigal, the Provincial Council in-charge of the missions, Fr. Herman Abcede, the Provincial Superior, led the Rite of Mission Send-Off of Fr. Henry Ramos, Bro. Paul John Mapacpac and Bro. Chris Melvic Floralde to Papua New Guinea. The liturgy at the St. Hannibal Rogate Center was graced by the presence of some friends, relatives and benefactors, who joined the community and its daily mass goers.

Smp - Postulants in pilgrimage to the jubilee churches of the archdiocese of Manila

As the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy nears conclusion, the Rogationist Postulants made their pilgrimage to the five Jubilee Churches of the Archdiocese of Manila on November 5. Early in the morning, they began the spiritual journey with a Mass and first station of the pilgrimage at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral), then towards the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart (Makati), to the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy (Mandaluyong City), to the Santuario del Santo Cristo (San Juan City) and lastly, to the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish (Pasay City).

Annual Meeting of the Religious in Practical Training 2016

The Religious in Practical Training (RPT) of the St. Matthew Province had their annual meeting, encounter and bonding last October 25-29, 2016 held at the province of Bataan, Philippines, taking the theme, "In the Footsteps of St. Hannibal". Their stay in Bataan was also made possible through the efforts of the Parish Community of St. Francis Xavier and St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia Parish in Parang, Bagac, Bataan, with friends and benefactors.



A Healthy Way of Living, Loving and Serving as Chaste Celibates

RCJ On-going Formation Program

October 10-15, 2016

Oasis of Prayer

By: Fr. Viktor Emmanuel Aurellana, RCJ



First Day

Celibacy and Human Integration

Facilitator: Msgr. Ramon Masculino


St. Matthew Province Annual Formators’ Meet

       The Vocation Promoters and Formators of the Rogationist St. Matthew Province gathered for their annual meeting on October 2-5 in Bohol, Philippines. Fr. Jose Maria Ezpeleta, Councilor General for Formation and Religious Life together with Fr. Ariel Tecson, the Provincial Councilor for the same sector facilitated the meeting of seventeen formators from the various formation houses, namely: the Discernment and Aspirancy Houses, the Postulancy House, the Novitiate and the Center of Studies in the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Feast of St. Matthew

On September 21, 2016, the St. Matthew Province paid festive tribute to its patron, the apostle and evangelist, highlighted by the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the chapel of the Oasis of Prayer, dedicated to and named after the great saint. Fr. Herman Abcede, presided over the liturgy, with Fr. John Joffer Lucas delivering the homily, before an eager crowd of friends, benefactors and members of the growing Family of the Rogate. The feast, which was preceeded by a solemn triduum, ended with some traditional Filipino games.

Bro. Christian Allan R. De Sagun, RCJ