SVD ENDE PROVINCE– INDONESIA
SAINT PAUL BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE CENTRE – LEDALERO
1. Internal situation
Contact Person : Fr. Alfons Betan, SVD
Cellphone : 081282368419
Postal address : Seminari Tinggi St. Paulus, Ledalero,
Maumere 86152 -Flores, Indonesia
2. Activities during 2010:
a. Preparing our seminarians for doing the biblical ministry by
b. Giving lectures on biblical exegesis (Pentateuch, the Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of John and the letters of Saint Paul).
c. Giving lectures on how to carry out the Biblical Pastoral ministry such as how to prepare homily, recollection, and to promote bible sharing.
d. Animating bible groups in some parishes
e. Meetings attended:
· ISBI (Association of the Indonesian biblical professors)
in Wisma Samadi Klender, Jakarta, July 27-29, 2010.
· The 5th FABC-CBF Asia Oceania Biblical Congres and the 3rd Bishops’ Institute for the Biblical Apostolate, held at the Redemptorist Centre in Pattaya, Thailand, November 4-8, 2010.
a. Working together with the biblical apostolate commission of each diocese in Nusa Tenggara region – Indonesia to promote biblical apostolate: preparing bible month material (September), and bible course. Our theme of the bible month, 2010 was: “Introducing the Scripture to the Children.”The inspiration was taken from Dtr 6:4-9.20-25; 2Tim 3:10-17; Ef 6:1-4; Mrk 10:13-16.
b. Providing Liturgical calendar for bible reading throughout the year
c. Still in the process: writing some articles and books; booklets for biblical animation
d. Meetings attended:
a. Fostering people to love the Word of God written in the Bible and helping them aware of the importance of the Word of God for their lives: by reading and trying to know the content of the passages, reflecting on this and manifesting it by showing good actions, for example, by helping poor family to find jobs or helping their children to get a formal education
b. Enhancing bible study among young people
c. Supplying Scriptures with low price
d. Preparing qualified apostolate facilitators
e. Providing and carrying out the ecumenical bible courses
Saint Paul Major Seminary
June 2, 2011