ROGATIONISTS OF THE HEART OF JESUS

St. Matthew Province

(Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Vietnam)

New Parish Communities in Australia

Installation of Fr. Alex Clemente as Parish Priest

On the 18th of November, 2023, Most Rev. Peter Comensoli, DD, Archbishop of Melbourne installed Fr. Alex Clemente, RCJ, as Pastor of the St. Anthony of Padua (Melton South) and St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parishes (Bacchus Marsh). Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the Provincial Superior, read the Letter of Appointment, before the new Parish Priest made the Profession of Faith and received the church and the tabernacle keys. Completing the faithful which filled the church, were four choirs, which animated the Eucharistic liturgy, and a good number of concelebrating priests, including the confreres assigned at the Holy Family Parish in Maidstone (Fr. Gerald Binegas, RCJ, Fr. John Baptist Nguyen Huy, RCJ and Fr. Edgar Dacaldacal, RCJ) and those serving at the St. Mel’s Parish in Shepparton (Fr. Rene Ramirez, RCJ and Fr. Ruel Desamparado, RCJ). Fr. King Cena, RCJ and Bro. Christian Allan De Sagun, RCJ, and representative-sisters of the Daughters of Divine Zeal and of varied religious congregations were also present to witness the event.

Installation of Fr. Rene Ramirez, RCJ as Pastor in Shepparton

In 1970, what is now called the St. Mel’s Parish in Shepparton South, VIC, Australia, was blessed and dedicated to Christ the King. Last November 26, 2023, Solemnity of Christ, the King of the Universe, Most Rev. Shane Mackinlay, DD, Bishop of Sandhurst, formally installed Fr. Rene Ramirez, RCJ as Pastor of the same church, during the Holy Mass which the said Ordinary presided over to close the liturgical year.

Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the Provincial Superior was in attendance, leading the religious community of the Holy Family Parish in Maidstone and of the St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Melton South, both of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. A good number of the faithful, a few of the parishioners from his former parish, friends and other priests headed by the General Vicar, Fr. Joe Taylor, also graced the liturgical event.

To view the parish communities entrusted to the Rogationists – St. Matthew Province, see: https://rcj.ph/about-us/local-communities/australia/

May these new pastors lead his flock by being a loving father, a gentle shepherd and a wise teacher of his people, leading them to Christ the Way, the Truth and the Life. May these communities become vibrant avenues for the Lord of Harvest to spread and cultivate the prayer for vocations and become people of the Rogate!

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