Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Death of Fr. Rodolfo Patiag, Jr., RCJ

"November 30, 2022 - Dearest Fr. Orville, It is with great sadness that I communicate to you the passing of Fr. Rodolfo G. Patiag. After his visit to his relatives in Palawan for a blessing and upon arriving in SABV last Monday afternoon – November 28, he was in pain and could hardly walk because of swelling of his (both) knees caused by allergy. Apparently, the swelling is associated with gout and arthritis as he expressed in his text message to me last November 26.

Fraternity and Synodality

November 29, 2022

How good and how pleasant it is,

when brothers dwell together as one! (Psalm 133:1)

The Community of Oasis of Prayer is blessed and grateful to have in their midst the presence of Archbishop Francesco Panfilo, S.D.B.

Archbishop Emeritus of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, together with him are the priest professor of Don Bosco School of Theology, Fr. Celestino Lingad, Fr. Stephen Placente, Fr. Dennis Antonio Paez and other SDB conferrers.

Manila: Homecoming reunion of former Rogationist seminarians

Rogationist Seminary Manila Alumni Officers.
Rogationist Seminary Manila Alumni Officers.
Rogationist Seminary Manila Alumni Officers.

Alumni of the Rogationist Seminary in Manila had a homecoming reunion at Father Hannibal Formation Center in Merville, Paranaque on November 26-27, 2022 with the theme: Rogationist Fraternity: Companions in the Journey, Partners in the Mission. The two-day affair was facilitated by Fr. John Lucas, Vicar Provincial and Councilor for the Laity, in collaboration with the Rogationist seminary formators and other Confreres. Fr. Orville Cajigal, Superior of the St. Matthew Province also offered his reflections to the alumni.

Papua New Guinea: first graduation of the kindergarten

(Nov. 27, 2022) The Rogationist Mission Center in Papua New Guinea celebrated the first graduation ceremony of our nine ECD ( Early Child Development) pupils. The ceremony was held at the end of the Holy Mass with the presence of Fr. Henry Ramos, Fr. Welbert Suarez, and the School Staff of the Mission Station.

Papua Nuova Guinea: prima premiazione della scuola dell'infanzia

Pamilya-Rog Bicol Chapter Gathering

The Lao Family. Couple Edna and Rolly Lao are leading animators of the Pamilya Rog at St. Matthew Province.

         (Nov. 27, 2022) The Pamilya-Rog in Sorsogon and Camarines Sur in the Bicol Region (south of Manila) gathered for a formation program facilitated by Dr. Enda Lao and Mr. Rolly Lao, together with their children. It was coordinated by Fr. Jose Roque Arreza, the Vocation Promoter of Fr. Hannibal Formation Center in Paranaque. Fr. John Lucas, Vicar Provincial of St. Matthew Province and Councilor for the Laity, and some other Rogationist priests and religious students were also present.

Rogationist Seminary- Cebu

November 25, 2022

CHRISTMAS FEELS | The seminarians joined together in decorating the whole seminary building with their handmade parols to welcome the season of Christmas. Their effort made the whole seminary feel that Christmas is in the air.

Maumere: Feeding program for street sweepers

(Nov. 26, 2022) The Rogationist Mission Station of Indonesia organized the first feeding program for this School Year 2022-2023. The Rogationist religious students and the aspirants in 4th-year Philosophy prepared simple meal boxes for more than 30 street sweepers in the town Maumere. The Rogationists and seminarians gathered them at the monument of Tsunami Maumere, prayed the grace, and enjoyed breakfast together while sharing stories and laughter. Some town government officials, who support our apostolate, were present and inspired by this little sharing of love. 

RCJs visit the Diocese of Sandhurst

The Rogationist Community of Holy Family Parish in Melbourne, Australia made a courtesy visit to Bishop Shane Mackinlay DD of the Diocese of Sandhurst  in Bendigo, Victoria on the 23rd of November 2022. Bendigo is 130km drive away from the city center of Melbourne. The bishop has welcomed our 5 priests and hosted lunch for them at the presbytery of St Kilian’s Parish. There were also some diocesan priests who were present at lunch, three of them Filipinos. The Vicar General of the diocese was also present.

The beginning of the Rogationists’ presence in the Philippines (November 23, 1976)

Commemorating the beginning of the Rogationists’ presence in the Philippines (November 23, 1976), the community of the St. Hannibal Rogate Center also celebrated the priestly ordination anniversary of Fr. Al John Provido, RCJ (at the RogaMina in Iloilo), Fr. Eduardo Fernandez, RCJ, Fr. Jorge Casaberde, RCJ and Fr. Ronaldo Masilang, RCJ - remembering in prayers all other confreres ordained with them.