javier-charles.jpgThe Diocesan Lay Coordinator on the Biblical Apostolate Mr. Charles Javier reported this morning through text messaging the following BA activities of the Diocese:

  1. The continues giving of the Basic Bible Seminars (BBS) to the Parish Core Teams for the whole month of July specially to the parishes of San Isidro, the Parish of Mudeng.
  2. Biblical Recollections were recently conducted to five groups of Sallapadan Parish.
  3. Two biblical seminars were likewise conducted at the Communications Foundations for Asia (CFA) in Manila facilitated by the Diocesan Biblical Coordinator participated by Teachers, Catechists and School Heads.
  4. Mr. Charles Javier also conducted a modular seminar for the Word Alive Biblical Institute 2007 on Creative Proclamation of the Word.
  5. One week Biblical Seminar was also conducted by Mr. Javier to the students of St. Benedict Institute, Fatima in Vigan City.
  6. The distribution of the weekly Bible Sharing Guides on the Gospel of Luke during the months of June to December is regularly observed.
  7. Two groups from the Parish of Peñarubia recently underwent the Basic Bible Seminar conducted by the Diocesan Core Team.
  8. Under the same Parish of Peñarubia a seminar on Biblical Reflections for Teachers and Student Leaders will be conducted for three weekends this coming month of August.
  9. A weekly radio program on Biblical Reflections is hosted by Fr. Deva, SVD – the new diocesan biblical coordinator over DZPA broadcasting all over the province of Abra and the surrounding Provinces of Ilocandia and Cordilleras.
  10. Integration of the bible in Indigenous Peoples’ Sunday celebration this coming month of October with the theme” “The Word of God in the Life of the Church and the Indigenous Communities.”

These are only some of the activities of the Biblical Apostolate of the Diocese of Bangued under the new Shepherd Most. Rev. Leopoldo Jaucian, SVD DD. The Word is really Alive in the Diocese of Bangued… keep your Hearts on Fire… with the Word!

Reported via SMS – Text Messaging by:

Mr. Charles Javier

Diocesan BA Coordinator




Santiago Isabela. The new Parish Priest of St. James, Santiago City Fr. John Bartolome the former Biblical Director of the Diocese of Ilagan scheduled a series of Basic Bible Seminars among his parishioners as one of his leading major programs for biblical pastoral formation. The Diocesan BA Core Team is busy going around the barangays conducting the BBS with the inspiration of the Parish Priest. As of this writing all of dscn4459.jpgthe Catechists of the parish are now undergoing the said seminar in Santiago City that started last June 29 until today July 1, 2007 Sunday.

This coming July 27-29 the Eucharistic Ministers will have their turn to undergo the world-renowned BBS developed by the John Paul I Biblical Center for Northern Luzon. This coming month of August the different mandated organizations and movements under the parish will have their close encounter with the Word through the BBS as their standard manual. Last summer the Lay Eucharistic ministers of the three barangays of Burgos underwent a series of biblical formation through the BBS. The Word is really Alive … Congratulations to our Parish Priest Fr. John Bartolome for leading his flock as bearers of the Good News!

Reported by:

Irene Ortiz

Via text message