The 2nd Diocesan Bible Conference of the Diocese of Novaliches was held on October 25, 2014 at the Mary the Queen Parish in Novaliches Quezon City. The main speaker was Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio David, DD, ECBA Chairman. The theme of the Conference is "The Bible urges the Laity to face the challenges of new evangelization." The second speaker for the day was Bro. Jo Dean Sola of I-Care Foundation. In attendance was Most Rev. Anotonio Tobias, DD, bishop of the Diocese of Novaliches. Congratulations to Fr. Hernan Batomalaque and the BA team of the Diocese of Novaliches.
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 of God,
Witnessing to the Gospel,
and Striving to be a Church
that is poor and for the poor,
with Mary, Mother of the Word, as model.
We commit ourselves to a renewed 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 in response to Verbum Domini's call to “animate every
pastoral activity in the Church with the Word of God”. (VD 73) .