The 52nd BOD Meeting of JPIBPC for Northern Luzon

The 52nd BOD Meeting of JPIBPC for Northern Luzon

Requiscat in Pace: Bp. Francisco F. Claver, S.J.,D.D.

Bp. Francisco F. Claver, S.J., D.D.

(1929-2010)

Bp. Francisco Claver, DD

Emeritus Bishop of Bontoc-Lagawe joined our Father in heaven  last 01 July 2010 just before 3:00 AM at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Born 20 January 1929, joined the Jesuit Order 30 May 1948, ordained Presbyter 18 June 1961, ordained Bishop 22 August 1969, for Malaybalay, Bukidnon; Apostolic Vicar of Bontoc-Lagawe.

“Bishop Cisco was a great shepherd, prophet, teacher and writer. With his lucidity of thought and expression, his depth of faith and courage, his profound ability to discern the signs of the times, he contributed in countless… ways to the building up of “a new way of being Church” in Malaybalay, Bontoc-Lagawe, Mindanao, the Philippines and Asia. With his passing, we can now gratefully take stock of all that we owe to his leadership, his writing, and his person. Behind his apparent gruffness were humor, humility and humanity. Mentor, brother and friend: may you be eternally joyful with the Lord.” Rev. Fr. Danny Huang, SJ

Bishop Claver was a member of (SLB) Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan Board of Trustees from year 2006 until his death. Dying with his boots on, Bishop Claver was a true servant of his people and servant of God.

“Bishop Cisco, we thank you for your total and dedicated service.”


SCHEDULE OF WAKE MASSES AND FUNERAL

Thursday and Friday (July 1-2, 2010), 8:00 PM, WAKE MASSES at Loyola House of Studies Oratory, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights Quezon City

AM Saturday (July 3, 2010), body will be brought to Bontoc, Mountain Province

Wednesday (July 7, 2010), 2:30 PM, FUNERAL MASS at Loyola House of Studies Oratory, with Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ as preacher

SHARED BY: SIMBAHANG LINGKOD NG BAYAN

2010 BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE FOR NORTHERN LUZON

2010 BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE

FOR NORTHERN LUZON

TO:         BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE DIRECTORS/LAY COORDINATORS

JPIBC MEMBERS

RE:          2010 BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE FOR NORTHERN LUZON

GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL!

This year 2010 calls all BA ministers of Northern Luzon for greater zeal in promoting the WORD!  Like Jesus we see that “the harvest is great” and there is a great hunger for the true food that satisfies – THE WORD OF GOD!

The month of January is the month of the NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK (January 25-31).  We are all encouraged to plan out activities that would make our people more and more aware that “ignorance of Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.”  We have to renew our zeal to make sure that people have “easy access to Sacred Scriptures” may be made more and more possible.  We have to devise ways and means to attract and inspire our people to make the Word of God the foundation of our life.  We pray with all Christians

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MAKE US LOVE YOUR WORD.

TEACH US TO LISTEN AND LIVE BY YOUR WORD.

BLESS ALL WHO PROMOTE THE WORD.

OPEN OUR HEARTS THAT WE MAY GENEROUSLY SHARE OUR   TREASURES SO THAT MORE MAY HAVE A COPY OF YOUR WRITTEN WORD.

In February we have the NATIONAL CONSULTATION (February 8-9) and the NATIONAL BIBLE WORKSHOP (February 9-13) in Talisay, Batangas.  We are looking forward to your participation in this workshop with 2 – 3 participants.  There will be very interesting workshops that would serve as up-dating for our BA workers.  IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD ALREADY KNOW IN ADVANCE THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO ARE ATTENDING.  WE WOULD BE VERY HAPPY IF YOU COULD FORWARD TO US SOONEST POSSIBLE A ONE-PAGE SUMMARY OF YOUR MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTS IN YOUR ARCHDIOCESE/DIOCESE FOR OUR REGIONAL REPORT.

In April there is a plan for a NORTHERN LUZON PASTORAL  FORUM (April 12-15).  The Forum will follow the four –point message of the 12th Synod of Bishops on the Word – (1) THE VOICE OF THE WORD, (2) THE FACE OF THE WORD, (3) THE HOUSE OF THE WORD, (4) THE ROADS OF THE WORD.  The BA will be playing a major role in this forthcoming NLPF.  (We hope we shall have some time during the National Workshop to sit down and discuss this.)  Blessed be the Lord!

Sometime in June we shall have our mid-year Board of Directors Meeting.  We hope that by June we shall already be ready to give updates about our MTBO CAMPAIGN! We do need to work harder in promoting the MTBO bible in our region.  To date, our distribution of the ILOCANO translation has lagged behind the other regions.  We should do more.  We have to realize that this is a very special gift of God to us.  CAN YOU IMAGINE 5,000,000 bibles being distributed in 5 years?  That is 5,000,000 more families reading and living the Word!  CAN YOU IMAGINE?

Sometime in the second half of 2010 – perhaps in the months of September-December we shall be engaged in THE BIBLE ENCOUNTER being organized by our very zealous bible promoter, MS. ELVIRA YAP GO.  This year we may not have a BIBLE QUIZ but instead have a BIBLE ENCOUNTER.  Already this early, we ask you to begin your bible formation for families.  We all know from our experiences that the WORD can transform persons and families.  The BIBLE QUIZ made families spend time on the Word and thus became closer.  The BIBLE ENCOUNTER we expect will make our families have a deeper relationship with the WORD.  With transformed families we hope to have transformed communities and then a transformed society and nation.

Finally, by December we shall schedule our 2nd BOD meeting and Christmas party.  By then we hope to have time not only for business meeting but also a time for an ADVENT RETREAT!  We will spend some time together as disciples.  We shall encounter also the DIVINE WORD who has called us for our ministry of the Word!

Please take note of this schematic program for the year 2010!

Praying for you all who love the Word,

SGD:      MOST REV. RENATO P. MAYUGBA, DD

Chairman for the BA-Northern Luzon

January 5, 2010

THE MTBO BIBLE CAMPAIGN

ECBA-CBCP and PHILIPPINE BIBLE SOCIETY

FACE BIG CHALLENGE

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The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (ECBA-CBCP) and the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) are preparing to meet a major challenge in relation to the ‘May They be One’ (MTBO) Bible Campaign. A partnership between ECBA-CBCP and the Philippine Bible Society, the campaign is a journey towards national transformation and the country’s spiritual, moral and social stability. Supported and participated in by other churches, the MTBO based on John 17:21, has the stated goal of distributing Bibles for 5 million poor Filipino families in 5 years at a subsidized price of P50/US$1 per Bible.

Not only do ECBA and the Philippine Bible Society want to be able to distribute low cost Bibles, they also want to ensure that recipients will fully benefit from having a copy through a values formation component that will be provided by the churches inthe form of Bible seminars.

In 2009, the goal was to distribute 100,000 Bibles and by the end of September more than 70,000 poor families have already received Bibles through the parishes, the Basic Ecclesial Communities, religious and lay organizations. This was made possible from funds advanced by partners and initial fundraising activities. To achieve the goal for the year and meet all costs associated with it, ECBA-CBCP and PBS needs to raise P8.5 million by December 31, 2009.

“This seems an impossible task considering that we only have about three months to go but the campaign has drawn the help of other Bible Societies and we have the opportunity to exceed our goal” said Mrs. Nora Lucero, General Secretary ofthe Philippine Bible Society.

“The American Bible Society has pledged to donate US$100,000 (about P5 million) to this campaign if we are able to raise the same amount of money by year’s end. To date, almost P1.5 million (around US$30,000) has been raised.  The exciting thing about the proposal is that the Bible Society concerned has offered to raise the same amount again for us next year if we meet the December 31 deadline. In addition, more could be made available from other Bible Societies later” added Mrs. Lucero. “That means that for every P50 (US$1) given, potentially P200 (US$4)will be raised for this crucial campaign.”

Everyone can participate. “The challenge for ECBA-CBCP and the Philippine Bible Society is to find enough people who will give anything from P150.00 (US$3, the full cost of one Bible) to P150,000 (US$3,000) or more towards this campaign and help meet the challenge. The great thing about this campaign is that anybody can be involved. Any donation our friends and supporters make will collectively ensure we achieve this significant goal and potentially multiply the donations by four to provide subsidized Bibles to over 200,000poor families,” said Mrs. Lucero.

“While we are a Catholic nation, it is very surprising that many of our Filipino homes do not have a Bible. The aim, therefore, of the May They Be One Campaign of providing every Filipino Catholic home with a Bible deserves our commendation and support. Indeed, putting a Bible in every home is putting Christ in everyheart,” said Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, Archbishop of Manila.

To learn more about how you can be part of the MTBO Campaign and make significant change, visit www.Bible.org.ph or http://www.ecba-cbcp.com/.  Donations can be made towards this challenge by making a deposit to the following bank accounts: PBS-MTBO Account #3903-0649-34 (BPI Sta. Mesa Branch) or ECBA-CBCP Account #0251-021373 (BPI-Tayuman Branch).
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ORATIO IMPERATA FOR DELIVERANCE FROM CALAMITIES

Oratio Imperata

For Deliverance From Calamities

Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation

of which we are part, for Your Providence in sustaining our needs,

and for Your Wisdom that guides the course of the universe.

We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of creation.

We have not been good stewards of Nature.

We have confused Your command to subdue the Earth.

The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing,

and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference.

Global warming is upon us, typhoons, floods, volcanic eruptions,

and other natural calamities occur in increasing numbers and intensity.

We turn to You, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins.

We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possessions

be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made.

We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation,

and generous neighbors to those in need.

Amen.

JPIBC CELEBRATES 30TH FOUNDATION DAY

Religious Myspace CommentsHAPPY 30TH ANNIVERSARY

The John Paul I Biblical Center is a real blessing to the Northern Luzon Church in the Biblical Pastoral Ministry…the pioneer biblical center in the whole archipelago and an icon in Southeast Asia in doing Biblical Apostolate. We thank the Incarnate Word with our hearts on fire for gifting us with the JPIBC remembering the founders with happy memories Sr. Henrietta Sebastian, OSB our beloved Fr. Ludger Feldkaemper, SVD and the directors that served the center: Fr. Wim Wijtten, SVD, Fr. Oscar Alunday, SVD, Fr. Manolito Barona, SVD, Fr. Dominador Ramos, SVD and Fr. Jaimelito Gealan, SVD.


Happy Birthday Apo Wim Wijtten,SVD



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Today, we join Apo Wim Wijtten, SVD our former JPIBC Director in thanking the Lord for the gift of life. May your celebration Apo Wim be filled with joy and meaning as we assure you of our continuous prayers for a more intense encounter with the Word in your life and mission.

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Our Dear Apo Wim,

The SIHM Family of Baguio and the Cordilleras greet you a Happy, Meaningful Birthday today!

We pray that you may have many more birthdays to be celebrated, and looking forward to your 77th Birthday for us to pray for long life so you can make more impact on peoples’ lives through the WORD that you have been promoting all these years.

Happy Birthday again from the SIHM Sisters.

You worked with Sr. Beata Balaso and Sr. Antonia Anas, SIHM

Hurray to the JPIBC  for their animated Greetings to you!!!

Cordially yours,

Sr. Aurora A. Codiam, SIHM