His Excellency Mons. Rey Evangelista, Bishop of the Diocese of Imus (Cavite), presided over the Holy Mass on the fifth day of the St. Matthew Provincial Chapter. During the homily, he underlined that “unity” is first of all a unity in the Triune God. This is the foundation of the unity of any Christian community and religious family. He said that unity is the gift of Jesus who prayed to his heavenly Father that his followers would truly be one as He and the Father are one. In reference to the Gospel reading of the day, he reflected on the spirituality of stewardship which is characterized by gratitude, responsibility, generosity, and accountability. Finally, he underlined the correspondence between the theme of the Synod on Synodality (For a Synodal Church. Communion, Participation, and Mission) with that of the 3rd Provincial Chapter of the St. Matthew Circumscription (The Rogationists today. Unity, Collaboration, and Sharing).
Four Capitulars (Fr. Rodolfo Patiag, Fr. Silvester Robinol, Fr. Jose Maria Ezpeleta, Fr. Marcelino Diaz II) who are celebrating their silver jubilee of priestly ordination were the main concelebrants.
Our community of St. Anthony’s Boys Village and the Oasis of Prayer are located in the Diocese of Imus.