2010 BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE FOR NORTHERN LUZON

2010 BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE

FOR NORTHERN LUZON

TO:         BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE DIRECTORS/LAY COORDINATORS

JPIBC MEMBERS

RE:          2010 BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE FOR NORTHERN LUZON

GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL!

This year 2010 calls all BA ministers of Northern Luzon for greater zeal in promoting the WORD!  Like Jesus we see that “the harvest is great” and there is a great hunger for the true food that satisfies – THE WORD OF GOD!

The month of January is the month of the NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK (January 25-31).  We are all encouraged to plan out activities that would make our people more and more aware that “ignorance of Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.”  We have to renew our zeal to make sure that people have “easy access to Sacred Scriptures” may be made more and more possible.  We have to devise ways and means to attract and inspire our people to make the Word of God the foundation of our life.  We pray with all Christians

…..

MAKE US LOVE YOUR WORD.

TEACH US TO LISTEN AND LIVE BY YOUR WORD.

BLESS ALL WHO PROMOTE THE WORD.

OPEN OUR HEARTS THAT WE MAY GENEROUSLY SHARE OUR   TREASURES SO THAT MORE MAY HAVE A COPY OF YOUR WRITTEN WORD.

In February we have the NATIONAL CONSULTATION (February 8-9) and the NATIONAL BIBLE WORKSHOP (February 9-13) in Talisay, Batangas.  We are looking forward to your participation in this workshop with 2 – 3 participants.  There will be very interesting workshops that would serve as up-dating for our BA workers.  IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD ALREADY KNOW IN ADVANCE THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO ARE ATTENDING.  WE WOULD BE VERY HAPPY IF YOU COULD FORWARD TO US SOONEST POSSIBLE A ONE-PAGE SUMMARY OF YOUR MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTS IN YOUR ARCHDIOCESE/DIOCESE FOR OUR REGIONAL REPORT.

In April there is a plan for a NORTHERN LUZON PASTORAL  FORUM (April 12-15).  The Forum will follow the four –point message of the 12th Synod of Bishops on the Word – (1) THE VOICE OF THE WORD, (2) THE FACE OF THE WORD, (3) THE HOUSE OF THE WORD, (4) THE ROADS OF THE WORD.  The BA will be playing a major role in this forthcoming NLPF.  (We hope we shall have some time during the National Workshop to sit down and discuss this.)  Blessed be the Lord!

Sometime in June we shall have our mid-year Board of Directors Meeting.  We hope that by June we shall already be ready to give updates about our MTBO CAMPAIGN! We do need to work harder in promoting the MTBO bible in our region.  To date, our distribution of the ILOCANO translation has lagged behind the other regions.  We should do more.  We have to realize that this is a very special gift of God to us.  CAN YOU IMAGINE 5,000,000 bibles being distributed in 5 years?  That is 5,000,000 more families reading and living the Word!  CAN YOU IMAGINE?

Sometime in the second half of 2010 – perhaps in the months of September-December we shall be engaged in THE BIBLE ENCOUNTER being organized by our very zealous bible promoter, MS. ELVIRA YAP GO.  This year we may not have a BIBLE QUIZ but instead have a BIBLE ENCOUNTER.  Already this early, we ask you to begin your bible formation for families.  We all know from our experiences that the WORD can transform persons and families.  The BIBLE QUIZ made families spend time on the Word and thus became closer.  The BIBLE ENCOUNTER we expect will make our families have a deeper relationship with the WORD.  With transformed families we hope to have transformed communities and then a transformed society and nation.

Finally, by December we shall schedule our 2nd BOD meeting and Christmas party.  By then we hope to have time not only for business meeting but also a time for an ADVENT RETREAT!  We will spend some time together as disciples.  We shall encounter also the DIVINE WORD who has called us for our ministry of the Word!

Please take note of this schematic program for the year 2010!

Praying for you all who love the Word,

SGD:      MOST REV. RENATO P. MAYUGBA, DD

Chairman for the BA-Northern Luzon

January 5, 2010

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One Response

  1. Dear Father Renato,

    I am interested to participate at the national bible workshop in Talisay, Batangas. I am working als a lay missionary in the BEC secretariate of the vicariate of Bontoc-Lagae. I am a theologian and i am mostly working with BECs and Missionsstations on bible sharing and trainings in leadership.
    Pleas send me the necessary documents to apply.

    Thanks and regards
    Johanna Schiessl

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