|Posted on March 15, 2018 at 4:00 AM|
Upon the invitation of Fr. Rondel John Sioson, the Bible Apostolate Director of the Diocese of Sorsogon, Dr. Natividad Pagadut, Ms. Remy Alberto and Ms. Ning Llarenas went to Sorsogon for the Bible Orientation Seminar Workshop. It was attended by 146 Bible Animators from the different parishes and ministries of the diocese. The CBCP-ECBA team gave the participants the necessary tools and developed their skills in using the Bible personally in their reflection and prayer and in conducting Bible sharing in the BEC sessions with families and communities. They introduced different approaches in Bible Sharing and variations on the Lectio Divina.
The following day, the ECBA team together with some members of the Diocesan Mission Team went to St. Vincent Ferrer Chapel in Monbon, Irosin, Sorsogon to observe the monthly Bible sharing of the BEC clusters in that Barangay. Both young and old were there for the Bible enthronement and sharing. It was interesting to note that even the children were able to share spontaneously their faith-life experiences during the BEC Bible sharing session. It ended with a simple merienda shared among all those who attended.
The ECBA Team is very grateful to Bishop Bastes, the former Chairperson of ECBA who warmly accommodated them at the Clergy House and who shared with them stories during mealtime. We congratulate Fr. Rondel Sioson for organizing the Bible Seminar Workshop and also thank the Diocesan Commission Mission Team members for their hospitality. Dios Mabalos!
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.