DATELINE: NORTHERN LUZON – CELEBRATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK 2008

resize-of-zusan-asistin.jpgToday we start with the celebration of the National Bible Week. The Northern Luzon Commission for the Biblical Apostolate joins every Archdiocese, Diocese and Apostolic Vicariates in their activities, bible week programs, gospel festivals, hearts on fire, bible parades, bible congresses, radio bible programs and other activities in consonance with the celebration.

In the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Msgr. Gary Somera Formoso the Archdiocesan Director for the Biblical Apostolate together with Mrs. Agnes Torres organized an Archdiocesan Bible Congress to be attended by all of the parishes of the archdiocese. The Archdiocesan Bible Congress will be convened this coming January 27, 2008 at the Divine Word College of Vigan.

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Meanwhile, the Diocese of Bangued is preparing for an earlier celebration of the Diocesan Gospel Festival popularly known as the “Hearts on Fire” with Mr. Charles Javier the Diocesan Lay Biblical Coordinator on the lead. This year’s Hearts on Fire will be celebrated on January 29, 2008 at the Divine Word College of Bangued.

In the Diocese of Alaminos, the Commission for the Biblical Apostolate headed by the Biblical Director Fr. Aries Mina will conduct a symposium on the theme of the Bible Week celebration on Sunday, January 27, 2008 in the afternoon. Invited participants were included PNP (Philippine National Police) officers and government officials.

The Diocese of Ilagan spearheaded by the Commission for the Biblical Apostolate, Biblical Coordinator Mrs. Irene Ortiz will be having a parish level competition to celebrate the Bible Week on the following activities. There will be poster, collage, slogan making, essay writing, locating text, dramatic reading of the Bible, Bible song composition as well as Bible Quiz.

Participants were categorized in three levels; such as the elementary, high school and the adults.

Winners in the parish level will compete in the Diocesan Bible celebration on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at the Cathedral.

Likewise, in anticipation on the celebration of the National Bible Week 2008, the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan started its Archdiocesan celebration on the first Sunday with Bible Enthronement. On the second Sunday celebration, it is the Youth on the Bible, it is about Family Activities on the third Sunday. Simultaneously, the staff of the commission for the Biblical Apostolate will facilitate Basic Bible Seminar in two parishes within the celebration of the Bible Week. And on the National Bible Sunday, January 27, 2008, the Archdiocese will launch its First Archdiocesan Family Bible Quiz.

 Though the Diocese of San Fernando de La Union will not celebrate Bible week in the diocese level, Fr. Julius BAncifra, the Biblical Apostolate Director will organize a gathering to celebrate the bible week  spearheaded by another religious organization the PREX family in his parish, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Wednesday night, January 23, 2008

According to Miss Virginia Godoy, the Vicariate Biblical Apostolate Coordinator of the Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk, a must-be-activities for the celebration of the Bible Week 2008 in their place will be a Bible Prayer and a Bible Study.

(This NBW 2008 report will be updated once the JPIBC receives the account from other Archdioces, Dioceses and Apostolic Vicariates from all over Northern Luzon. Kindly watch for the updates. )

with reports;

Zusan Asistin, JPIBC

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