The Biblical Figures Workshop / Seminar conducted last October 15-19, 2007 hosted by the John Paul I Biblical Center organized by the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines ended yesterday through the celebration of the Eucharist with Fr. Oscar Alunday, SVD the executive secretary of ECBA as the main celebrant. The workshop was the first of a kind here in the Philippines with resource persons from Germany.






The Interim Regional Biblical Workshop of Northern Luzon held at the Immaculate Conception School of Theology in Vigan City on October 15-17, 2007 ended with the celebration of the Word and Eucharist with Bishop Chairman Most Rev. Renato P. Mayugba, DD as the main celebrant together with all the BA directors and coordinators of Northern Luzon. The three objectives of the workshop were met with outstanding success. We express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who accompanied us with their prayers. We thank our benefactors, friends, collaborators, the Catholic Biblical Federation worldwide and in Southeast Asia, the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate, the Bishops of Northern Luzon, the ICST Fathers and Seminarians headed by their very accomodating Rector Fr. John Habawel and to all those who in one way or the other have contributed to the success of the said Biblical Workshop. In a special way, we thank the never ending spiritual and moral support of Fr. Ludger Feldkaemper, SVD and Fr. Wim Wijtten, SVD. May the Word … rewards you all of your generosity.

We share to you the output of the workshop. Kindly click here: jpibc-on-lineamenta.doc You can download this document by clicking the righ button of your mouse and save it to your hard disk.





The John Paul I Biblical Center of Northern Luzon in coordination with the Immaculate Conception School of Theology in Vigan City will be hosting a double big event:

I. The Interim Regional Biblical Workshop on LINEAMENTA on October 15 to 17, 2007 with the theme: “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church with the Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate – CBCP Most. Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD DD as the resource person. Acrhdiocesan/Diocesan and Apostolic Vicariates’ Biblical Directors and Coordinators of the whole of Northern Luzon are expected to attend this big event. Bishop Renato P. Mayugba, DD the chairman of the Northern Luzon Commission for the Biblical Apostolate called for this special Regional Workshop with the following objectives:

a. This interim biblical workshop is our response to the challenges of Lineamenta as we do our part on the preparations of the coming Synod of Bishops on the Word of God.

b. In view of the pastoral realities of Northern Luzon, there is a felt need to update our constitution. Amendments are necessary to cope up with the “signs of the times”.

c. We re-define the organizational set-up and membership of the Northern Luzon Commission for the Biblical Apostolate and the John Paul I Biblical Center for a more efficient and effective implementation of our BA programs.

Kindly click the program: biblical-workshop-for-northern-luzon.doc



II. The Biblical Figures Workshop organized by the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate – CBCP headed by the executive secretary Fr. Oscar Alunday, SVD on October 15 to 19, 2007 with the theme: “as I had been there myself” (Mk 10:46-52) with resource persons direct from Germany Sr. Ines Schmiegel and Mrs. Susanne Uteschil.


The workshop is more than just the production of bibliodrama dolls. It is an interactive experience among the participants themselves from the first instant of shaping the figures into dolls. The dolls become alive at the first moment of their being shaped by their “creators’.  As the course progresses, the able facilitators will accompany the participants through creative Bible-work, body awareness exercises, meditative dances and Bibliodrama elements in the framework of a biblical message.  


Working steps include: display of materials, explanation of work-steps;  feet making;  head making (defining head shape, head shaping and processing, head gluing,), hands making, trunk making, modeling of head with Aquaform – to be dried for 8 hrs., covering arms with Duvetine, covering complete body, head covering with Duvetine, wigs cutting and fixing, clothing of figures.

Kindly click the complete program: biblical-figures-workshop-invitation.doc