Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate

Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

WABI 2011

 

John Paul I Biblical Pastoral Center

Immaculate Conception School of Theology

2700 Vigan City

PHILIPPINES


WELCOMES YOU T0 THE

WORD ALIVE BIBLICAL INSTITUTE

(WABI)

A   SUMMER  COURSE FOR LAY MINISTERS OF THE WORD

AT THE

Immaculate Conception School of Theology

 2700 Vigan City, PHilippines

(+63) 77 7222359





“That the Word may run and be glorified,”

2 Thes 3,1; DV 26

The Word Alive Biblical Institute (WABI) started in 1991 by John Paul Biblical Center, the service arm of the Bishops in Northern Luzon  for the Biblical-Pastoral Ministry, in close collaboration with the faculty and administration of the Immaculate Conception School of Theology. This is a Trainers’ Training Course in the Biblical-Pastoral Ministry for Lay Ministers of the Word.


PARTICIPANTS


The Course is intended for the LAITY.


It is open to:

  • any lay Catholic interested in deepening his/her knowledge of the Word of God - maturing in Christian faith;
  • pastoral agents especially the laity and missionariess to better understand, live and proclaim the Word of God (Verbum Dei # 75 );
  • those who want to commit themselves as LAY MINISTERS OF THE WORD;
  • those who are involved in other ministries like BEC, Youth Ministry, Catechetics, Family & Life Apostolate, Social Action, Campus Ministry;
  • those who want to proclaim the Word of God in the light of the call for new evangelization.


REQUIREMENTS

•          The participant should be able to communicate in the English Language.

•          A letter of recommendation from the Parish Priest and/or biblical promoter is needed.

•          The age limit is 60 years (some exceptions are possible). 



LEARNING PROCESS

WABI promotes the integral formation approach to learning: biblical Knowledge, formation of Attitudes in Gospel Values and biblical Spirituality, and training on pastoral Skills. The participants are empowered so that they are able to share their learning: to maximize their charism to animate, facilitate, and coordinate team efforts and participation as servant-leaders in the BECs., schools,etc. They are expected to come up with output: tools/modules which they can use later on. The course is deepened and made more meaningful (and relevant) through the participants and formators/facilitators sharing their pastoral experiences from their own cultural backgrounds. It is a stay-in program where formators and participants live together as a community.


FORMATORS/FACILITATORS

The Formators-Facilitators of WABI are a formation team from John Paul I Biblical Pastoral Center and the Immaculate Conception School of Theology, Vigan City. Other members of the team are products of WABI themselves. The team has been involved in community building, pastoral work and formation for a number of years. Other consultants from the CBCP-ECBA, bishops, clergy, religious and lay people who are experts in an area of Biblical Apostolate and Lay Ministry are also invited.


DURATION

The program is designed for two summers (Levels 1 and 2); with two weeks each. A certificate is awarded to the participant after completion of each of the two (2) levels. If the graduate so decides to make a lifetime commitment to the community (local church), the local ordinary and/or the parish priest shall install and commission the candidate as Lay Minister of the Word depending upon the recommendation of the local church (community).


COURSE CONTENT

LEVEL I

Biblical:          Introduction to Sacred

                        Scriptures

Post Synodal Apostolic    Exhortation on  the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church (Verbum Dei)

Doctrinal:    Liturgy & the Bible

            - The Bible and Liturgy I

            - The Lectionary

            - The Sacraments

Pastoral:         Lectio Divina

                        Bibliodrama Workshop

LEVEL II

   Biblical:       Post Synodal Apostolic

                       Exhortation on  the Word of

                        God in the Life and Mission

                        of  the Church (Verbum Dei)

Gospel of Matthew

Doctrinal:       Social Teachings of the Church

Pastoral:  Basic Bibliodrama

                       Facilitators’  Training

                    (Only for those who have

                   undertaken the 3 day

                  Bibliodrama Workshop and

                  have some experience in

                   facilitating B ibliodrama

                  elements )



For more Information, please contact:

Ms. Felicidad Perpetua J. Gines

+63 916-372-5868

+63 918-203-9177

e mail: [email protected]


Fr. Christian Jesse M. Taliping

+63 927-972-1596

+63 939-325-9678

e mail: [email protected]


JOHN PAUL I BIBLICAL PASTORAL CENTER

For NORTHERN LUZON

Immaculate Conception School of Theology

2700 Vigan City

Tel no: (+63)77 722-2359

Tele/fax (+63) 77 7221119

e-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.icstvigan.org.ph/