|Posted on June 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM|
“The Spirit restores paradise to us and the way to heaven and adoption as children of God; heinstills confidence that we may call God truly Father and grants us the graceof Christ to be children of the light and to enjoy eternal glory. In a word, hebestows the fullness of blessings in this world and the next; for we maycontemplate now in the mirror of faith the promised things we shall somedayenjoy. If this is the foretaste, whatmust the reality be? If these are the first fruits, what must be the harvest?”(From the treatise by Basil the Great on The Holy Spirit)
The Lord Jesus offers eachone of us the gift and power of his Holy Spirit. He wants to make our faithstrong, give us hope that endures, and a love that never grows cold. He neverrefuses to give his Spirit to those who ask with expectant faith. Jesusinstructed his disciples to ask confidently for the gift of the Spirit: “If youthen, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much morewill the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke11:13).
Let us pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at this preparation stage of our coming 6th CBFSouth-East Asia Workshop on August 6 -10, 2012 at the Ursuline Convent, JalanSupratman 1, Bandung, Indonesia.
Theme: VERBUM DOMINI: THE WORD IN OUR WORLD TODAY
Text: 1John 1:2-3 “Weproclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and which was made manifest to us – thatwhich we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may havefellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his SonJesus Christ”.
To be able to apply VerbumDomini in our respective contexts and specific ministries;
To exchange materials and resources in the implementation of Verbum Domini to different sectors of oursociety;
To make a common plan orprogram for Verbum Domini information and to implement the exhortations todifferent groups and ministries.
1. Keynote Speaker: Most Rev. Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar.
2. Verbum Dei – Part I and Part II: Most Rev Pablo Virgilio David, D.D.
Auxiliary Bishop of San Fernando, Philippines, Charman of ECBA.
3. Verbum in Ecclesia – Most Rev. Renato Mayugba, D.D.
Auxiliary bishop ofLingayen-Dagupan, Vice Chairman of ECBA
4. Verbum Mundo – Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo D.D.
Auxiliary Bishop of Manila.
Let us unite ourselvestogether in prayer as members of the CBF-SEA for the success of this BibleEvent in our Sub-region. We pray for the organizers, the coordinating team,participants, delegates, resource persons, collaborators, support staff,benefactors and friends that the Holy Spirit will inspire them all, sets theirhearts on fire for the love of the Word making the coming 6th Southeast AsianBible Workshop meaningful, blissful and fruitful!
In Verbum Domini,
The Coordinating Team
Sr. Emma Gunanto, OSU
Ms. Estrella del Mar
Fr. Doms Ramos, SVD
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.