Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Annual Senakulo at the Seminary in Manila

(April 7) The Rogationist seminarians and the youth who attend the Sunday catechesis performed the traditional devotion of Senakulo, which depicts the Passion of the Lord from the Last Supper to His burial.

Senakulo annuale al Seminario di Manila
(7 aprile) I seminaristi rogazionisti e i giovani che frequentano la catechesi domenicale hanno eseguito la tradizionale devozione del Senakulo, che raffigura la Passione del Signore dall'Ultima Cena alla Sua sepoltura.


Gwangju, South Korea: Migrant Ministry Easter Celebration

Easter Mass for Migrant Catholics in the Archdiocese of Gwanju.
The choir of Filipino migrants.
Mons. Simon Ok Hyun-jin of Gwanju Archdiocese presided over the Easter Mass
Archbishop Simon Ok with a migrant Catholic.
Fr. Peter Kim Jun Oh, in-charge of the Suncheon Catholic Migrant Center, with Fr. Balqin and Fr. Cuong.
Fr. Peter Kim Jun Oh, in-charge of the Suncheon Catholic Migrant Center hands over to Fr. Balquin the faculty to administer the sacraments.
Fr. Peter Kim Jun Oh, in-charge of the Suncheon Catholic Migrant Center hands over to Fr. Cuong the faculty to administer the sacraments.
Vietnamese Catholic Migrants during the Easter Sunday Mass.
Vietnamese Catholic Migrants during the Easter Sunday Mass.
Fr. Cuong presides over the Mass with the Vietnamese Catholic Migrant community.
Fr. Cuong administers the sacrament of baptism at the Vietnamese Catholic Migrant community.
Fr. Cuong presides over the Mass with the Vietnamese Catholic Migrant community.
Agape after the Easter Mass.

(April 9) Archbishop Simon Ok Hyun-jin of Gwanju Archdiocese presided over the Easter Mass with about 600 migrant Catholics and pastoral workers of this ministry, including Fr. Jonrey Lauron RCJ who works at the archiocesan Migrant Center in the city. The Mass was celebrated in a mixture of Korean, English, Vietnamese, and East Timorese at the Gwanju Catholic Lifelong Educational Center. 

Canonical Visit of the Provincial Superior to the Holy Family Parish, Melbourne, Australia

Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the Provincial Superior, did his Canonical Visit to the Holy Family Parish in Melbourne, Australia, on March 28-April 8, 2023. Bro. Christian Allan De Sagun, RCJ, the Provincial Secretary, joined him to document the said visitation and to check on the documents of the Religious Community and of the Parish. The encounter was highlighted by moments of common and personal dialogues, and of prayers, especially that about half of the duration of the said visit fell within the Holy Week. During this trip, the Provincial Superior had the opportunity to pay the Most Rev.

Maumere: Youth Lenten Retreat

(March 23) Sixty-four young people from San Carlos Junior High School, accompanied by their teachers, had their Lenten retreat at the Rogationist Formation House in Wailiti, Maumere. Fr. Yoris Ndawi and Fr. Petrus Marianus gave talks followed by personal moments of reflection. All the Rogationist priests of the community helped in the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which ended with Holy Mass presided by Fr. Petrus.

The confreres and seminarians of the community welcomed them with joy.

Maumere: Ritiro quaresimale dei giovani

Rogationist College in Silang: Lenten Recollection for Parents

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the Rogationist College in Silang, Cavite (Philippines) organized a Lenten Recollection for parents held at the covered St. Francis Sports Center of the school.

Fr. Ariel Tecson, RCJ shared an insightful talk on how to reflect this Lenten Season. Afterward, he presided over a mass. A certificate of appreciation was given by Mr. Melvin Genesis, PTA President, and Fr. Zander Conson, PTA Adviser. 

Cebu: Workshop on Emotional Quotient

(March 21) Thirteen 2nd and 3rd  year 13 seminarians of St. Hannibal Formation Center - Cebu concluded their 6-month program in growing towards Emotional Quotient (EQ) conducted by Mrs. Louie Migne. The program intended to facilitate the seminarians in their growth in human affectivity by maturely growing and committing themselves to live their lives with Emotional Intelligence.

SMP Postulants Return from Mission Immersion

The Postulants with their host families and the Rogationist SHEC community.
Celebration of the Eucharist.
Despedida party.
Back to the Postulancy House in Merville, Paranaque.
(Mar 22) Departing for Guimaras for the Phase 3 of the Postulancy program.

(March 15) The postulants of the St. Matthew Province returned to the Formation House in Merville, Paranaque after a month of mission immersion in the St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC), living in the slums of Manila and experiencing concretely the life of the poor families who hosted them. They went to the different SHEC communities in Pasay, Baseco, and Bulacan. 

Maumere: Lenten recollection for teachers

(Mar. 22) The Rogationist House of Wailiti welcomed a group of 45 teachers from Maumere for their Lenten Recollection guided by Fr. Agustinus Afridus RCJ, who also presided the Holy Mass that concluded the series of their spiritual activities. The other Rogationist priests helped in administering the sacrament of reconciliation to them all. Thanks be to God, every flows wonderfully and this was our great part of sharing the Rogate for all of them.

UPV St. Anthony of Padua Community: Lenten Recollection and New Leadership Team

The Union of Prayer for Vocations (UPV) St. Anthony of Padua Community, affiliated with the Rogationist Community of the St. Hannibal Rogate Center, held its Lenten recollection and installation rite of its leadership team last March 11, 2023, at St. Hannibal Chapel in Fortunata, Parañaque City (Philippines)..

Fr. Eduardo Fernandez, UPV Spiritual Adviser, offered points of reflection on the relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd.

FISH, Maumere: Ritiro quaresimale

(8 marzo) Il Formation Institute of Saint Hannibal (FISH) ha organizzato una giornata di ritiro spirituale per i aspiranti e postulanti della diocesi di Maumere durante il periodo di Quaresima. Padre Henri Gualbertus RCJ ha guidato i partecipanti a riflettere sul viaggio verso il nostro io interiore, verso il nostro Dio, attraverso i deserti della propria vita. L'attività è iniziata alle 9:00 del mattino nella comunità contemplativa delle Suore Passioniste a Maumere.