Hearts on Fire 2009

Fr. Jaimelito “Nilo” Gealan, SVD – the director of the John Paul I Biblical Center for Northern Luzon and the SVD Provincial Coordinator for the Biblical Apostolate announces the Summer Youth Bible Camp which will be convened this coming April 13 to 19, 2009 at the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Penarrubia, Abra with the Theme: YOUNG MISSIONARIES…Share the WORD!


1.     To provide venue and opportunity for friendship and solidarity among the student-catechists, biblical animators, youth leaders and liturgical ministers in the Northern Luzon.

2.     To enhance and intensify the basic formation received on Liturgy, Sacred Scriptures, Human Relationships, Leadership Skills and Contextualized Catechesis.

3.     To give appreciation on one’s mission of being agents of renewed evangelization and social transformation.

4.     To set one’s heart on fire with, in and through the Good News in the community where one is sent.




DAILY Schedule:

Day 1. Come eat my food and drink the wine that I have mixed” Proverbs 9:6

08:00-12:00 Arrival & Registration

12:00-14:00 Lunch

Light Moments (Singing Practice, Animations, etc)

14:00-16:00 Opening Program

Presentation of Candidates

16:00-18:00 Opening Mass & Bible Enthronement

18:00-19:00 The Call & Formation of YM

19:00-20:00 Supper

20:00-22:00 Mandala Orientation, Introduction of Prayer Partners & Billeting

Young Missionaries…come and eat!


Day 2. In the past I knew only what others had told me, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.” Hosea 14:5

08:00-09:00 Eucharistic Celebrations

09:00-12:00 Introduction to Scripture

12:00-14:00 Lunch Break with Light Moments (Reading of Notes, Biblical Riddles, etc)

14:00-18:00 TORAH…Journey with the Word

19:00-20:00 Monks’ Meal

20:00-22:00 Circles of Love

Young Missionaries…see & experience!

Day 3.All of us should eat and drink and enjoy what we have worked for. It is God’s gift.” Qoheleth 3:5

08:00-09:00 Bible Sharing

09:00-12:00 PROPHETS…Witness to the Word!

12:00-14:00 Lunch Break with Light Moments (Bible Scanning, Bible Quiz, etc

14:00-17:00 WRITINGS…Share the Word!

17:00-19:00 Taize Experience and Confessions

19:00-21:00 Seder Meal

21:00-22:00 Passing Over

Young Missionaries… drink and enjoy!

Day 4.To honor the Lord is a heartfelt delight; it will give you a long and happy life.” Sirach 1:12

02:00-06:00 Exodus Walk @ San Isidro

06:00-09:00 Breakfast

09:00-18:00 Family Day

19:00-20:00 Supper

20:00-22:00 Star Gazing

Young Missionaries…give honor and be happy!


Day 5.On a harp each string keep its own pitch but each sound can be combined with others to make different melodiesWisdom 19:18

08:00-9:00 Morning Praise: Prayer Service for Creation

09:00-12:00 Creative Biblical Activities for Children & Youth

12:00-14:00 Lunch Break with Light Moments

14:00-17:00 Biblical Figures/Biblical Newspaper Figurines

17:00-18:30 Holy Eucharist in 4 Stations

18:30-20:00 Sensitivity Meal

20:00-22:00 Meditation of Fire

Young Missionaries…know and do your part!


Day 6.Who is this that comes fort like the dawn, as beautiful as the moon, as resplendent as the sun, as awe-inspiring as the bannered troops.” Songs 6:10

08:00-09:00 Holy Eucharist with Lectio Divina

09:00-12:00 Marian Catechism

12:00-14:00 Lunch Break with Light Moments

14:00-18:00 Sunday Catechism (Pauline)

18:00-19:00 Evaluation, Planning & Preparation for the Cultural Night

19:00-20:00 Supper

20:00-22:00 Cultural Night

Young Missionaries…you are called to be Renewed!


Day 7. Indeed he did great things for us; how happy we were.” Psalm 126:3

06:00-07:00 Morning Praise: Growing with the Word

07:00-08:00 Breakfast

08:00-10:00 Send-Off Mass

10:00-12:00 Presentation of Plans, Submission of Evaluations & Preparation for Program

12:00-14:00 PANAGYAMAN (Barrio Fiesta)

Home Sweet Home

Young Missionaries…go and share!


report from: jp1bc





Word & Life Publications


DOWNLOADING SUNDAY READINGS, PRAYERS AND REFLECTIONS are now at the tip of your fingers brought to you by our friends from the Salesian Society of Don Bosco in the Philippines:

Their Vision

“Word & Life Publications is an apostolic activity of the Salesian Society of St. John Bosco in the Philippines.

Its field of action is the Ministry of the Word, particularly Evangelization and Catechesis, both formal and informal.

This apostolate is carried out through all the means of Social Communication, especially print media, in response to the needs of the local Church, in coordination with the national and local hierarchy, and with the cooperation of committed Catholic individuals and organizations.

Its publications are characterized by their being rooted in the word of God, and Christ-centered; their faithfulness to the teaching of the Church; and their special emphasis on Philippine culture, values and situations, as well as the condition, needs, and aspirations of the young.”

Their Mission

“The specific mission of Word & Life Publications is the preparation, publication, and dissemination of periodicals, books and audio-visuals and any other formation program that can be reproduced or broadcast through the various means of social communication which are and will be made available by Information technology.

These programs will be used for the Christian formation of the people of God in general, and especially of the youth, in faithfulness to the original charism of the Salesian Society of St. John Bosco.”

“The aim of Word & Life Publications is to help its readers / viewers:

Know their faith better,
Defend it when attacked, and
Make it the inspiration and guiding force in their daily commitments and prayer life.

Publisher’s Profile

“Word & Life Publications (WLP) started operating 1989 (National Bible Year), with the main aim of helping the people of God to know God’s Word better and put it into practice.

The name WORD & LIFE, dynamically synthesizes this objective, while the logo (the book of the Bible shedding its light on the Philippines) visualizes the role of God’s Word in the life of the Filipino people.

Its mother publication is the bimonthly magazine WORD & LIFE, now available in Filipino and English, and accompanied by a Teacher’s Guide.

In addition to these three periodicals, WLP has been publishing: Exploring God’s Word and the corresponding Teacher’s Notes, The Word of God, Ang Salita ng Diyos, Euchalette, Patnubay sa Misa and Pambatang Katekesis – a series of periodicals which focus on the Word of God and the Sunday liturgical celebrations.

These periodicals are intended to enable our Catholic faithful, and especially Catechists, Lectors, Commentators, Lay Ministers of the Eucharist, the members of BECs and parish mandated organizations to get a good working knowledge of the Biblical readings and themes of every Sunday and major feast days.

WLP has also been serving the catechetical ministry in the Philippine through the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Catechism for Filipino Catholics, Katesismo para sa mga Pilipinong Katoliko (both in complete and abridged editions), as well as vital Apostolic Exhortations, such as Evangelium Vitae, and Dies Domini, and CBCP Pastoral Letters such as Landas ng Pagpapakabanal.

Finally, WLP has also greatly contributed to the renewal of popular devotions by publishing a New Way of The Cross, The Trail of Light, and a maze of pamphlets, posters, leaflets, and VCDs on the Rosary.”

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Mr. Joel M. Bugtong


Let it be known to one and all that MR. JOEL M. BUGTONG is no longer connected with the JOHN PAUL I BIBLE CENTER, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

He has been terminated as of February 7, 2009. He is not authorized to conduct activities in the name of the JPIBC.

Any transactions made by him in the name of the John Paul I Biblical Center will not be honored.

Most Rev. Renato P. Mayugba, DD

Bishop Chairman