Wednesday, March 25, 2009


The Word of God is now on the air! Thanks to Bombo Radio, Dagupan City, the JPIIBC has been welcomed to bring the Word of God on the air everyday from 9:00 - 9:15 P.M. Originally, only the Rosary was being broadcasted with Mr. Rudy Fernandez, JPIIBC member as anchor. Now, before the holy rosary is prayed the Word of God is being proclaimed. The Word is proclaimed in our own native tongue - Pangasinan!

Since we are still in the year of St. Paul, we are having a continues reading of the letters of St. Paul. It is high time we become more acquainted with the letters of this great man of our faith. Listening to the letters of St. Paul we may realize how timeless is the Word of God.

We believe that the Word of God is powerful! Remembering St. Paul's own declaration "I am not ashamed of the Gospel" inspires us to preach the Word of God in season and out of season. We believe that hearing the Word of God can bring much good in our troubled world. In a world that needs radical change the power of the Word of God can be the lamp that would guide our paths. In a world awash with bad news (and we do get a lot of very disgusting and distressings bad news each day!) how wonderful to listen to the Good News! How good it is to end each day with the Good News!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Biblical Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

The John Paul II Biblical Center is the heart of the Biblical Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan which aims to make the Word of God available to all (DV c. VI, No.22). It hopes to achieve this through the following programs, viz.,

  • The widespread distribution of Bibles, in Pangasinan and other languages, to the Christian faithful of Pangasinan, since “easy access to sacred Scripture should be provided for all the Christian faithful” (DV 22).
  • The study, understanding and use of the Bible among Catholic clergy and Christian faithful who are active in the ministry of the Word and who are to learn “through diligent sacred reading and careful study of the divine Scriptures the excelling knowledge of Jesus Christ” (DV 25) though various JPII sponsored seminars and formations, like:
    • the Basic Bible Seminar (BBS), Bible Orientation Seminars, Core Team Formations, Trainers’ Training Seminars, Biblical Institutes, Bible Youth Camps, Bibliodrama Workshops, Recollections, Retreats and many more.
  • The promotion of the Lay Ministries of the Word that “will be able effectively to provide the nourishment of the Scriptures for the People of God” (DV 23).


This is the home of the John Paul II Biblical Center, the Biblical Apostolate center of the Archiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.