News Updates

Perpetual Profession and Renewal of Vows in the St. Matthew Province

5 Jul 2021

Today, eight Brothers made their perpetual profession of vows last July 5, 2021, on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia. Held at the Holy Spirit Chapel in Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies, San Dionisio, Parañaque City, the Provincial Superior Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, received their profession through a Rite, together with the renewal of vows of the 25 Religious students.

Rogate Center Organizes Online Liturgical Conference on the Solemn Feast of July the First

22 Jun 2021

An Online Liturgical Conference in preparation for the celebration of the Feast of July 1st was organized by the Rogate Center, which featured two (2) Rogationist priests who shared about the importance and challenges that can be reflected through this event.

Year-End Program for the Students of the PIVM Basic Formation Program Year 2020-21

22 May 2021

The School Year 2020-21 for the Students of the Basic Formation Program in the Pastoral Institute for Vocation Ministry (PIVM) concluded with gratitude to the Lord, which began with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and a program to recognize the work and accomplishment of the students.

Ordination of Fr. Val Vincent Frias, RCJ to the Sacred Order of Presbyters

11 Apr 2021

Rev. Fr. Val Vincent G. Frias, RCJ was ordained to the Sacred Order of Presbyters last April 10, through the imposition of hands of the Most Rev. Guillermo V. Afable, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Digos, at the Rogationist Academy-Davao Gymnasium.

First Religious Profession and Acceptance to the Novitiate in the St. Matthew Province

4 Jul 2021

Yesterday, July 4, 2021, the St. Matthew Province (SMP) accepted 5 postulants to the Novitiate - three (3) in the Philippines and two (2) in Vietnam, where an ad hoc Novitiate House has just been established, with its own ad hoc Novice Master, in the person of Fr. Joseph Nguyen Truong Thinh, RCJ. The Circumscription, in the Eucharistic Liturgy, presided over by Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the Provincial Superior, at the Oasis of Prayer in Silang, Cavite, also received the First Profession of the Vows of seven (7) novices, plus two (2) from the Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA) Delegation.

Rogationist Vocation Orientation in Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur

16 Jun 2021

After the Dedication and Consecration of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish last June 15, eleven (11) young men joined the Rogationist Vocation Orientation held at the Immaculate Conception Parish, in Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur, yesterday, June 16, 2021. We continue to entrust these young men to Lord of the Harvest through the intercession of St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia, that they may continue to be generous in becoming workers into His vast Harvest.

Rogate Center Facilitates 58th WDPV Triduum and Celebration

26 Apr 2021

The Rogate Center of the St. Matthew Province facilitated the online triduum of preparation and the celebration of the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, inspired by the theme of the Pope's message: "St. Joseph: The Dream of Vocation."

RC-P's Celebration of the Solemnity of St. Joseph and Lenten Family Recollection

20 Mar 2021

Last, March 19, 2021, as we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, a Eucharistic Celebration in the Rogationist College - Parañaque was presided and commenced by one of the six newly ordained Rogationist Priests, Rev. Fr. Andru Iroy, RCJ... [then] a Lenten Family Recollection [was] spearheaded by one of the six newly ordained Rogationist Priests as well, Rev. Fr. John Francis Aberion, RCJ.

Perpetual Profession of Bro. Gilbert Ben Cantarona, RCJ

1 Jul 2021

Fr. Bruno Rampazzo, RCJ, the General Superior of the Rogationists of the Heart Jesus, received the Perpetual Profession of the Vows of Bro. Gilbert Ben Cantarona, RCJ - a Filipino Rogationist Missionary preparing for ministry in Poland.

A Call to Collaborate in the Formation of Religious and Support for Missionary Works of the Rogationists

13 Jun 2021

Last June 13, 2021, as we officially launched the Benefactors’ Office of the St. Matthew Province of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus, we would like to graciously invite our friends to be our collaborator, by clicking this link: https://forms.gle/hR6Y2mkCfkEebqra7 and filling up the Google Form.

PIVM Hosts First Pre-58th WDPV Conference: "Dreams, Perspectives, Frontiers"

17 Apr 2021

Inspired by the theme of the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, "St. Joseph: The Dream of Vocation," the Pastoral Institute for Vocation Ministry (PIVM) hosted the first of its two-part conference yesterday, April 17, 2021, delivered by Fr. John Francis Aberion, RCJ, entitled, "The Frontiers of Promoting a Culture of Vocations: A Priest's Perspective on the Technological Revolution."

Ordination of Six New Rogationist Priests in the Province

13 Mar 2021

The St. Matthew Province was blessed to have the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Most Rev. Charles John Brown, DD, to ordain to the Sacred Order of Priesthood six of its deacons - Rev. John Francis Aberion, RCJ, Rev. Harvey Cestina, RCJ, Rev. Chris Melvic Floralde, RCJ, Rev. Andru Iroy, RCJ, Rev. John Baptist Nguyen Thanh Huy, RCJ and Rev. Tom June Lancin, RCJ, on March 13, 2021, at 10:00am, at the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, in Multinational Village, Parañaque City.

Acceptance of Postulants in SMP during Feast of July 1st

1 Jul 2021

In solemn commemoration of the first coming of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to remain in the institute of St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia, through the Feast of July the First, Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the Provincial Superior, presided over the Holy Mass for the community of the St. Hannibal Rogate Center, during which two Filipino candidates were formally accepted to the Postulancy Center, upon presentation of Fr. Jessie Martirizar, RCJ, its Director.

Rogate Center Facilitates Triduum and Celebration of the Solemnity of St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia

2 Jun 2021

The Provincial Rogate Vocation Center (PRVC) of the St. Matthew Province facilitated an Online Triduum of Preparation and Celebration of the Solemnity of St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia from May 29-June 1.

Rogate Center Releases Materials for the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

13 Apr 2021

The Provincial Rogate Vocation Center of the Rogationist St. Matthew Province recently released the materials in preparation for the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations this April 25, 2021. The theme for this year's celebration is "St. Joseph: The Dream of Vocation." The compilation of materials includes the official poster, the prayer booklet for the celebration, and infographics about the celebration.

The materials can be accessed through the "Resources" page of this website: https://www.rcj.ph/resources

Lenten Recollection for the Students of the PIVM Basic Formation Program

27 Feb 2021

The Students and Formators in the Basic Formation Program were blessed to have Fr. Zander Conson, RCJ as their speaker for their Online Lenten Recollection last Saturday, February 27, 2021. The theme of Fr. Conson's talk centered on "GIFTED TO GIVE," reflecting upon the Parable of the Prodigal Son from the Gospel of Luke.