BACOLOD, City, June 15, 2014 — The Bacolod Diocesan Commission on Biblical Apostolate (DCBA) conducted a week-long “Pastoral–Biblical Workshop” for lay people on May 26 – 31 in Manresa, Bacolod.
The week-long workshop focused on Verbum Domini as presented by Fr. Rene Gaylon, MAT, and the Pentateuch, which was discussed by Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB, SSL, SThD.
Zeal for God’s Word
“The encounter with the Word Made Flesh through the study of the Sacred Scriptures and Bible Faith-Sharing in the homes and the BECs is essential to an authentic Christian spirituality particularly during this time when there are many other false “words” that confuse us and threaten to destroy our Christian faith,” Fr. Deogracias Aurelio V. Camon said.
Camon, director of the DCBA facilitated the workshops on “Bible Faith Sharing Methods” for use in the homes and the Basic Ecclesial Community (BEC). He also oriented the participants about the programs of the Diocesan Commission on Biblical Apostolate.
The Workshop was attended by participants from the St. Helena Chaplaincy (Paticui), San Roque Chaplaincy (Tabao), Our Lady of Victory Parish (Victorias), San Nicholas de Tolentino Parish (Talisay), San Sebastian Cathedral Parish, Madeline Academy (Hinigaran), La Consolacion College – Bacolod and La Consolacion School – Gardenville.
In a related development, on May 30 – 31, the Second Annual Pastoral–Biblical Conference was held at the St. John Mary Vianney Pastoral Complex.
The conference was headed by Camon, MA, and Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB, SSL, SThD.
Camon presented a talk on how to interpret the Bible using the Hermeneutical Triad.
The Hermeneutical Triad is the method used in the publication of “Sharing Word, Breaking Bread” which is promoted by the Diocesan Commission on Biblical Apostolate.
Camon presented the use of verbal parallelism in the Second Creation Story to illustrate how it can be applied during Bible Faith Sharing.
Alejandrino, OSB, an expert on the Pentateuch and a graduate of the Biblicum and the Gregorian University in Rome, presented selected themes from the books of Genesis and Exodus.
A total of 123 participants from various schools from Bacolod and Binalbagan, Bacolod chaplaincies and parishes attended the Biblical public lectures.
This annual event is now on its second year. The Diocesan Commission on Biblical Apostolate envisioned that every year Biblical scholars from Manila and other major theological schools will conduct lectures in Bacolod to promote progress in the Biblico-Theological formation of the Laity by exposing them to a deeper understanding of the Sacred Scriptures and to make them zealous in encountering the Word Made Flesh, at the same time to encourage the laity to develop their missionary zeal for the spreading the Word of God.
The Third Annual Pastoral Biblical Conference is set on the 2nd Week of May 2015. The Conference will focus on the Pauline Corpus. Sr. Bernardita Dianzon, an expert on the Pauline Corpus will be the resource speaker. She finished her Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures from the Biblicum in Rome and her Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Loyola School of Theology.