Vigan City – January 27, 2008

The Archdiocesan Bible Congress of Nueva Segovia started with a motorcade around the World Heritage City of Vigan led by the Philippine National Police with blaring siren announcing the National Bible Sunday Celebration. Msgr. Gary Somera Formoso the Archdiocesan Bible Director meaningfully led the celebration assisted by the members of the Archdiocesan Bible Apostolate Commission and the Archdiocesan Lay Coordinator Mrs. Agnes Torres of Santiago, Ilocos Sur.

Dr. Frank Macanas expertly functioned as the moderator of the said congress. Rev. Fr. Nick Vaquilar, Bible Professor of the Immaculate Conception School of Theology and Priests’ Assembly President of the archdiocese delivered his talk with expertise and authority on the Theme: Word of God Source of Justice, Reconciliation and Peace.

Fr. Doms O. Ramos, SVD the president of the DWCV and the Director of the John Paul I Biblical Center delivered a message inspiring the participants to take active part on the Biblical Apostolate of the Archdiocese as well as the whole of Northern Luzon. In behalf of the Northern Luzon Commission for the Biblical Apostolate chaired by Bishop Rene P. Mayugba, DD and all the Archdiocesan, Diocesan and Apostolic Vicariate Biblical Directors, Lay Coordinators and Bible Animators we join the participants and organizers in spirit and in prayers.

The congress was convened at the auditorium of the Divine Word College of Vigan and culminated at the St. Paul’s Cathedral with the celebration of the Word and the Eucharist with the Archdiocesan Bible Apostolate director as the celebrant and concelebrated with seven other priests of the archdiocese.







Reported by: Zusan Asistin, JPIBC


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