On October 10-11, 2014, the Biblical Apostolate of the Diocese of Pagadian held its Second Diocesan Assembly with Dr. Nati Pagadut (ECBA Executive Secretary) as the Facilitator. The theme of the Assembly was The Bible Apostolate Animator: Evangelized and Evangelizing.
Congratulations to the Diocese of Pagadian Biblical Apostolate, under the leadership of diocesan director Fr. Salvador (Budds) Banga, STL, and diocesan coordinator Bro. Pablo (Bong) Siasico.
RE: Regional, Diocesan, Parish Reports and other Matters
Dear Bible Apostolate Regional Directors, Diocesan Coordinators,
Consultors and Affiliates,
Happy Feast of our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Mary our Model of Discipleship !
We are blessed in this Year of the Laity with many seminars, reflections, activities and plans in relation to discipleship, Verbum Domini, the new evangelization and Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel). We thank the Lord for this concerted effort of bringing the Word, intensifying people’s love for Scripture and deepening our own formation of listening and doing what is expected of us as Bible Apostolate leaders in our respective settings.
As a commission on the Bible Apostolate by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), we are expected to present a report to our bishops during their plenary assembly to keep them abreast with what is going on in the biblical apostolate. This year’s report is expected to be in the CBCP secretariat by November 2014 instead of December (2014) or January (2015) because the said months will be focused on preparations for the coming of the pope. Hence, please submit your reports before November 20, 2014. read more
The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA)
is a pastoral commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) whose area of competence and service is the biblical-pastoral ministry in its five-fold ministries of:
Animating Biblical-Pastoral Formation (ABPF),
Organizing Bible Celebration (OBC),
Promoting Bible Translation (PBT),
Assisting Bible Production (ABP),
Coordinating Bible Distribution (CBD).
A Community of Disciples nourished by the Word, witnessing to the Gospel, and Striving to be a Church of the Poor with Mary as model.
We commit ourselves to a renewed integral evangelization through the implementation of Vatican II's Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum) and the Plenary Council of the Philippines' (PCP II) vision of a Church of the Poor in our reading, studying, praying, living, sharing and celebrating the Word of God, and in our promotion and animation of the Biblical Apostolate in the Philippines.