Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Feast of St. John Berchmans - Patron of the Novitiate of St. Matthew Province

Veneration of the relic of St. John Berchmans.

In honor of their patron saint, St. John Berchmans, the novices of the Rogationists of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - St. Matthew Province held the "Rogationist Novitiate Day" last August 13 at St. Anthony's Boys Village (SABV), Silang, Cavite. The momentous event was organized by the 15 Rogationist Novices under the direction of Rev. Fr. Ariel Tecson RCJ, Novice Master, Rev. Fr. Joakim Nguyen Tien Thanh, RCJ, Assistant Novice Master, and Rev. Fr. Ronaldo Victoria, RCJ, Collaborator.

Indonesia: eventi in occasione della Solennità dell'Assunzione della B.V.M.

Fr. Orville and the Rogationists in Maumere make a courtesy visit to the Bishop of Maumere.
Acceptance of the new seminarians (9 Rogationists, 8 Sigmatines, and 2 MCSPA) for the formative year 2023-2024.
Renewal of the vows of Sister Yulita, FDZ.
Sister Yulita, FDZ with Fr. Orville RCJ.
The FDZs in Maumere, Indonesia.
Bishop Edwaldus Martinus Sedu gracing the dinner.

(15 ago) Nella Solennità dell'Assunzione della Beata Vergine Maria e nel contesto della visita canonica di P. Orville Cajigal, la Stazione Missionaria di Indonesia è stata benedetta con il dono delle vocazioni per questo nuovo anno formativo. Il Superiore Provinciale ha presieduto la Santa Messa nel Seminario di Wailiti per l'accoglienza di 9 nuovi seminaristi rogazionisti nell’anno propedeutico. Altri 10 seminaristi provenienti da altre congregazioni (8 dalle Stimmatine e 2 dal MCSPA) faranno parte della comunità formativa di Wailiti sotto la guida dei formatori rogazionisti.

Cebu: KATEKIDZMO Opening of Catechetical Program

On August 13, 2023, the St. Hannibal Formation Center Cebu (Rogationist Seminary-Cebu) officially opened the "KATEKIDZMO" for the school year 2023-2024, a catechetical program for the children and youth every Sunday at the Seminary.

Nine-hundred ninety children and youth came on the first day of classes. They were divided and assigned to different sections according to their grade level. Three hundred of them are preparing for Holy Communion and 200 for Confirmation.

Papua Nuova Guinea: Solennità dell'Assunzione della B.V.M.

La Parroccchia Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Sideia, Papua Nuova Guinea celebra la Solennità dell'Assunzione della Beata Vergine Maria organizzando un convegno di due giorni per le donne. Il gruppo femminile della parrocchia si è riunito per riflettere e meditare sul ruolo di Maria nella loro vita cristiana. L'attività si è conclusa con la Santa Messa e un programma organizzato da loro.

Papua New Guinea: Solemnity of the Assumption of the BVM

Vietnam: Vocational discernment retreat

The Rogationists and Daughters of Divine Zeal in Vietnam organized a four-day spiritual retreat for young men and women interested in deepening their vocation discernment and getting to know the religious life of the two congregations founded by St. Hanibal Mary Di Francia. The retreat was held from August 10-13 at the Dalat Diocesan Pastoral Center in Dalat City, Vietnam.


St. Lawrence Parish Patronal Fiesta Celebrations

(Aug. 10) Most Rev. Renato Mayugba, DD, Bishop of Laoag, together with the Rogationist priests and clergy of the diocese, celebrated the Solemn Eucharist on the Feast of the Parish Patron, St. Lawrence the Deacon. This parish is located in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, was founded by the Augustinians in 1624 and is now entrusted to the Rogationists.

Canonical Visitation to Indonesia

At Holy Mass for the opening of the canonical visitation.
Rogationists and seminarians welcoming the Provinical at the community house in Kota, Maumere.
Fr. Orville meets with all the Rogationists of the Missionary Station Maumere.
A traditional gesture of welcome.
A traditional gesture of welcome.
Welcome to Fr. Orville and Bro. De Sagun
The Rogationist Seminary Formators and the Brother Assistants for the School Year 2023-2024.
Welcome to Bro. Peter Hoang Than Mai and Bro. John Baptist Nguyen Dinh Chuong, two Vietnamese Religious in Practical Training assigned to Indoensia.

Fr. Orville Cajigal, Superior of the St. Matthew Province  is in Maumere, Flores, Indonesia, from August 13 to 15 for the canonical visitation of the Rogationist communities there. He is accompanied by Bro. Christian De Sagun, Provincial Secretary. One of the main topics on the agenda of the visit is the planning of the communities of the Missionary Station and the further discernment of their journey towards becoming a Delegation, as indicated by the Provincial Chapter.

Invitation: Priestly Ordination in Vietnam

archives photo: the three deacons with the three bishops of Dalat (the current bishop and two bishops-emeriti) after the diaconal ordination rites on Aug. 20, 2022, Dalat Pastoral Center, Vietnam. L-R: Rev. Francis Xavier Thien, Card. Peter Nhon, Bishop Dominic Manh, Bishop Anthony Chuong, Rev. Thomas Tai, and Rev. Joseph Thong
archives photo: Rev. Francis Xavier (left) and Rev. Thomas (right) assisting Bishop Dominic Nguyên Văn Manh of Dalat.
archives photo: Rev. Francis Xavier (left) and Rev. Thomas (right) assisting Bishop Dominic Nguyên Văn Manh of Dalat, and the two other Bishop-emeriti of Dalat, Card. Peter Nhon and Bishop Anthony Chuong.
archives photo: Fr. Orville Cajigal, Superior of St. Matthew Province, presents the three deacons for ordination to Bishop Dominic Nguyên Văn Manh of Dalat. L-R: Rev. Joseph Thong, Rev. Thomas Tai, Bishop Dominic Manh, Fr. Orville Cajigal, Rev. Francis Xavier Thien.

The Province of St. Matthew of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus invites you to celebrate the ordination to the priesthood of three of its deacons, Rev. Thomas Nguyen Minh Tai, Rev. Joseph Nguyen Dinh Thong, and Rev. Francis Xavier Nguyen Phuc Thien, by the imposition of hands of the Mons. Dominic Nguyên Văn Manh, Bishop of Dalat on October 7, 2023, at the Dalat Diocesan Pastoral Center, in Dalat City, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam.

Let us thank the Lord for the gift of priestly vocations and let us accompany our ordinandi through our prayers.

Seminary in Cebu - Skills Training Program

August 9, 2023 - The St. Hannibal Formation Center - Cebu (SHFC), through the instrumentality of Mr. Ernyl Ornejas. partnered with the Community Extension Office of Cebu Technological University in conducting a training program on soap making which includes dishwashing soap, fabric conditioner and all purpose cleaner. 
The training program was attended by the seminarians and the residents of Don Bosco Village. The participants were also instructed on recipe costing, pricing, packaging and labeling.

Invitation to Diaconal Ordination

The St. Matthew Province of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus invites you to the Ordination to the Diaconate of five of our religious to be officiated by Most Rev. Jesse Mercado, DD, Bishop of Parañaque on October 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. at the Holy Spirit Chapel of the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies, Sucat, Parañaque City.
Let us keep the ordinandi in our prayers as they prepare for this important date in their vocational journey.


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