|Posted on April 9, 2012 at 10:15 PM|
Pius X Biblical Center held Regional Symposium on Verbum Domini
A whole day symposium on Verbum Domini was successfully held last April 9, 2012 at the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary, City of San Fernando Pampanga. Participants were coming from the six member dioceses of the Pius X Biblical Center. It started with a video presentation prepared by the Archdiocesan Commission on Biblical Apostolate followed by a Bible Enthronement and doxology performed by the MGCS College Seminarians.
The opening remarks was given by Fr. Jess Layug, the Regional Biblical Apostolate Director from the Archdiocese of San Fernando. Three speakers were tasked to give talks on the three major parts of the Document namely: Fr. Jess Layug (Part I: Verbum Dei), Fr. Jetts Jetajobe (Part II: Verbum in Ecclesia) and Mr. Mike Lapid (Part III: Verbum Mundo). An open forum and distribution of certificates of participation took place after the talks.
Msgr. Vic Ocampo from the Diocese of Balanga gave the closing remarks. This regional biblical activity is a concrete effort to realize the first commitment that was expressed in the Final Statement of the 6th National Consultation and 19th National Biblical Workshop held in Dumaguete last February 6-11 which is to promote the Verbum Domini.
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
Organizing Bible Celebration
Promoting Bible Translation
Assisting Bible Production
Coordinating Bible Distribution
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.