Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

Chali Beach Resort, Cagayan De Oro City




P R O G R A M 


Feb 11, 2008Monday  Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
Morning Arrival and Registration: Chali Beach Resort
6 00 PM Welcome Mass by Arch. Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ, DD (CDO)Venue: Cathedral by the Parish Community and the Diocesan Biblical Apostolate
7:00 Welcome Dinner / Program (sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cagayan De Oro
9:00 Back to Chali Beach Resort – Steering Committee Meeting
Feb 12, 2008Tuesday Biblical Apostolate for JusticeModerator: MSGR. CIRILO ISNANI
6:30 – 7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 Welcome – General Orientation
8:30 – 9:00 Bible Enthronement
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker : Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D. – “The Word of God – Source of Justice, Reconciliation and Peace
10:00 – 10:30 Health Break and Snacks
10:30 – 10:45 Individual Reflection on Guide Questions, Locate rooms
10:45 – 11:45 Group Workshop on “The Word of God – Source of Justice, Reconciliation and Peace” (Facilitator, Recorder)
11:45 – 12:00 Picture Taking
12:00 LUNCH and SHOW and TELL (Exhibit)
 2:00 – 2:15 Moderators:  DR. NATIVIDAD PAGADUT and MR. CHARLES JAVIERRecap – Introduction
2:15 – 3:15 Reflector: Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ – “The Transformative Power of God’s Word in the struggle against Corruption!”
3:15 – 3:20 Individual Reflection on Guidelines ( Bibliodrama elements)
3:20 – 4:00 Group Workshop on “The Transformative Power of God’s Word in the Struggle against Corruption”
4:00 – 4:30 Health Break
4:30 – 5:45 Regional Meeting of Twelve Regional Biblical Apostolate Centers
5:45 – 6:00 Preparation for the Mass (Silence)
6:00 Inculturated Eucharistic Celebration by Cordillera and Luzon (including Bicol & NCR)
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Gospel Song Festival by Regional Centers / ECBA Executive Committee Meeting
Feb 13, 2008Wednesday Biblical Apostolate for ReconciliationModerators: REV. FR. ILLUMINADO ROJOand REV. FR. ARTHUR ORENSE
6:30 – 7:30 Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 Gospel Sharing
8:45 – 8:55 Recap – Introduction
9:00 – 10:00 Reflector: Sr. Bernardita Dianzon, FSP:  St. Paul and the Groaning of Creation”
10:00 – 10:30 Health Break
10:30 – 10:45 Individual Reflection on guide questions – locate rooms
10:45 – 11:45 Group Workshop on “St. Paul and the Groaning of Creation”
11:45 – 12:00 Talitha Kumi Dance (Bibliodrama Elements)
12:00 LUNCH and SHOW and TELL
 2:00 – 2:10 Moderators:          MS. LORNA BALTAZAR and MR. DOMINIANO ESTA Recap – Introduction
2:15 –3:15 Amb. Tita de Villa: Challenge 2010…..Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting?
3:15- 4:00 Group Workshop on PPCRV Challenges
4:00 – 4:15 Health Break
4:15 – 4:45 DVD Presentation – “The Power to Unite”
4:45 – 5:15 Sharing: Ms Elvira Go: Promoting “Justice, Reconciliation and Peace in the Filipino Family”
5:15 –  5:50 Sharing: The National Catholic Family Bible  Quiz Mindanao Winners
5:50 – 6:00 Silence: Preparation for the Mass
6:00 Inculturated Eucharistic Celebration by Visayas Regional Centers
7:00 Dinner
8:00 12 Regional Biblical Centers Reporting: Power Point  Presentation of 5 Areas: Animating Biblical Pastoral Formation; Organizing Bible Celebrations; Promoting Bible Translations; Assisting in Bible Productions; Coordinating Bible Distributions (5 minutes only) with challenges and areas of networking
9:00 Steering Committee Meeting
Feb 14, 2008Thursday Valentine’s Day – Biblical Apostolate for PeaceModerators: Mr. Antonio Donguines (Cotabato) and Ms. Rose Banay (Legazpi)
6:30 – 7:30 Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 Valentine Morning Praise
8:35 – 8;45 Recap – Introduction
8:45- 12:00 WORKSHOPS (Snacks in Workshop’s venue)
12:00 LUNCH and SHOW and TELL
2:00 – 4:00 ECBA Updates (DVD) and Trends (while the final statement is under revision)

  1. Annual Activities and Programs
  2. The National Catholic Family Bible Quiz 2008
  3. BPM – Creative Ministries (Radio, Websites, Bible Anime etc.)
  4. Translations (PBS, CBAP, SIL, PFOBA, etc)
  5. Biblical Pastoral Formation (WABI, SBI, Nemi, etc)
  6. Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF) and SEA – Plenary Assembly
  7. ECBA Partners and Associates
  8. ECBA Networks (BEC, Youth, Family & Life, ECMI, ECIP, PCIEC, MOP)
  9. CBCP World (Monitor, Courses on WEB and Net, Communication – Media)
  10. OTHER matters (CDBRG, Bible Collecta and Finances)
4:00 – 4:30 Health Break
4:30 – 5:30 FINAL STATEMENT – Greetings & Recognition
6:00 Inculturated Eucharistic Celebration by Mindanao and MOPPresider: Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD, D.D.
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Happy Hour: “The Word of God – Source of Justice, Reconciliation and Peace” in Sights and Sounds by the 12 Regional Biblical Centers
Feb 15Friday Biblical – Pastoral Tour by the CDO Biblical Pastoral Ministry TeamHoly Eucharist and Agape in BECHome Sweet Home for NBW delegates
Feb 16 – 17Sat. Sun 5th Southeast Asia – Catholic Biblical Federation WorkshopSubregional Coordinator: Sr. Emma Gunanto





Dear representatives of the members institutions of the Catholic Biblical Federation,

The latest issue of the CBF Newsletter with information on biblical pastoral activities around the world and on what is happening within the Federation itself is now out. (Kindly click this: cbf-newsletter-3-2007.pdf )

Please feel welcome to use any of the information in the Newsletter for your own public relations purposes – perhaps you would like to forward it to others you know who would be interested in its contents, or to the editors of like journals or news organs. You may also integrate it into your own website or in other of your publications, or you are welcome to copy it for distribution. You can find all the back issues and the future ones by clicking on the link “publications” on the CBF homepage

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With my best wishes for you and your ministry in the Word,

I remain

Claudio Ettl
Assistant to General Secretary
Publications & projects

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