ECBA-CBCP, Intramuros, Manila
November 25, 2011
Dear Fellow Ministers of the Word,
Greetings in the Incarnate Word!
The air smells of everything that goes with the Filipino way of celebrating the Christmas Season. Shall we allow ourselves to be carried away with the commercial way of celebrating Jesus’ birth? Is this what Christmas is all about? Why don’t we give ourselves a treat different from what everyone else is doing? Why don’t we slow down a bit to listen to what our pope says in his latest exhortation on the Word of God?
The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) will hold another seminar-workshop on December 19-20 on Verbum Domini for all who are interested. You - Lay women and men, clergy and religious, Campus Ministers, Rel-Ed teachers and professors, Catechists and Christian Living instructors - are all called to the Ministry of the Word. Come and listen to what Pope Benedict XVI says in Verbum Domini. Be inspired, be challenged, be updated as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The seminar-workshop will be held at the 2nd Floor, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, (CBCP) Conference Room, 470 Gen Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila. Our main speakers will be Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David and Bishop Broderick Pabillo. Aside from input, there will be a sharing from someone immersed in the Word, an open forum, and workshop for creative application of the input for the respective schools and places of work of the participants. This is our way of reaching out to all of you to help in the biblical apostolate.
Please see the program below and email your reply for reservation. Due to limit of space we will serve you on a first come, first served basis.
In the Word,
(Sgd) Dr. Natividad B. Pagadut
Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate
Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines
Seminar – Workshop on VERBUM DOMINI for the People of God
2nd Floor, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, (CBCP) Conference Room,
470 Gen Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila.
PROGRAM of ACTIVITIES
Dec 19, 2011
7:00-8:00 – Registration – c/o Ms. Maritoni Suarez and company
8:10-8:25 - Creative Bible Enthronement – c/o Ms. Violy del Mundo
8:25- 8:30 – Introduction of the First Speaker
8:30- 10::00 – Verbum Domini: Verbum Dei and Verbum in Ecclesia – Most Rev. Virgilio Pablo S. David, D.D.
10:00- 10:30 – Health Break
10:30-11:00 – Open Forum
11:00-12:00 – Reflection/Workshop – Facilitator: Ms. Tita Azurin
12:00- 1:00 – Lunch Break
1:00-1:30 – Animation
1:30-2:20 - Presentation of the results of Workshop 1
2:20-2:30 - Introduction of the 2nd Speaker
2:30-4:00 – Verbum Domini: Verbum Mundo – Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, D.D.
4:00- 4:20 – Health Break
4:20- 4:50 - Open Forum
4:50 – 5:00 - Closing Prayer – Ms. Maritoni Suarez
Dec 20, 2011
8:00-8:15– Creative Morning Praise
8:15- 8:30 – Recap for Day 1
8:30-9:15 – Reflection/Workshop 2 – c/o Tita Azurin
9:15-10:00 – Presentation of the results of Workshop 2
10:00- 10:30 – Health Break
10:30 - 11:00 – Introduction to the HUB (Handwriting Unity Bible)
11:00-12:00 – Actual Handwriting by participants
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch Break
1:00-1:10 – Creative Bibliodrama Element
1:10-1:15 – Introduction of the 3rdSpeaker
1:15– 2:00 – The Challenge of the Word of God – Mr. Mike Lapid
2:00 – 3:30 – Practical Guides to Interpretation and Aspects of the Bible to be Studied–Most Rev. Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, D.D.
3:30 – 4:00 – Open Forum
2:45- 3:15 – Workshop
3:15 – 3:30 – Presentation of Activities for the Bible Week in January 2012
3:30- 4:00 – Health Break
4:00- 5:00 - Awarding of Certificates, acknowledgements and Closing Rites- Most Rev. Virgilio Pablo S. David, D.D. ;Chairman, ECBA
EMCEE: Dr. Natividad B. Pagadut
NOTE:Seminar Fee – P1500.00 per participant/ Inclusive of Kit, 2 lunch, 4 merienda, certificate, a copy of Verbum Domini, hard copies of talks/ This is a live-out seminar-workshop.
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) .