|Posted on March 15, 2018 at 3:55 AM|
In January 12, 2018 Ms. Remy Alberto was sent to the Diocese of Tandag, Surigao del Sur by Dr. Natividad Pagadut in lieu of her who can’t make it due to health reasons for a series of talks in celebration of the Bible Month. Rev. Fr. Roniel Dueñas, the Diocesan Bible Apostolate Director, spearheaded the kick off of the Diocesan Bible Month Celebration with three major events: Bible Crusade, Bible Caravan and Bible Seminars. The first venue was in St. Theresa College, Tandag City where students and teachers from different schools attended the Bible Symposium in the morning.
After lunch delegates from different parishes arrived to attend the Bible Caravan that started to move at 1:00 p.m. from Tandag City to Carrascal, Surigao del Sur. The said activity awakened the consciousness of the people of the importance of the Bible in their life. In every municipality a Police escort leads the caravan up to the last barangay of the town where the caravan passed and the next police escort of the town takes over until the caravan reached Carrascal where the caravan was met with students, teachers and parishioners waving their flag lets and a school band and some schools drum and lyre were performing in the street in front of their school while the caravan was passing by.
Upon arrival at the Carrascal Sports Center, Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tandag, officiated the Opening Mass with some priests of the diocese concelebrating.
After the Mass, there was a welcome dinner and short program where the Mayor of the town welcomed the delegates. Afterwards, there was a talk by a Benedictine sister on the theme, “The Word made Flesh in the Life and Ministry of Priests and Consecrated Persons” in line with this Year’s theme on the Year of Priests and Consecrated Persons.
The next day, there was the Seminar facilitated by Ms. Remy Alberto of ECBA-CBCP. She gave an orientation about ECBA, shared about the importance of the Bible and the celebration of Bible Month. In the afternoon, she introduced some modules that Bible Animators can use in their different Bible seminars and activities like Bible Enthronement, Lectio Divina, B-FAST, Biblianilay, Biblialangin and Sayawlangin.
The celebration was a success because it was well-organized by Fr. Roniel and his Team. Congratulations to the Team and the whole Diocese of Tandag for such an impressive Bible Month Celebration! May the Word of God continue to be alive in your Diocese.
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.