Stanley, Hong Kong. In the afternoon of Monday, May 13, 2019, the ASCLA East Bible Seminar organized by the General Bible Commission for ASCLA East started with the enthronement of the bible led by Fr. Alejandro Gobrin, CMF of the Philippine Province. Persons in-charge of bible apostolates and of the biblical animation of pastoral ministries from ASCLA East (Independent Delegations of East Asia, Korea, Indonesia-Timor Leste, and the Province of the Philippines), lay and CMFF, are currently gathered together at the Diocesan Retreat House in Stanley, Hong Kong SAR for the said seminar with the theme: “Biblical inspiration of our life and ministries as listeners and servants of the Word”.
General Consultor and Head of the General Bible Commission, Fr. Henry Omonisaye, CMF is animating the group. Several sessions are lined up to be discussed until the 18th of May: Claret and the Bible / Bible and Transformation / Bible Ministry in the Congregation (Fr. Henry Omonisaye, CMF); Bible Ministry in Asia / Biblically Inspired Pastoral Ministry (Fr. Alejandro Gobrin, CMF); Bible Ministry and the Media (Fr. Louie Guades III, CMF); Bible Ministry and Publication Ministry (Fr. Alberto Rossa, CMF); and last but not the least, Biblical Apostolate in Youth and Vocations Ministry (Br. Carlos Verga, CMF). By the end of the seminar, the group is expected to draw up an action plan for the ASCLA Conference and select a Conference Coordinator.
The ASCLA West Bible Seminar which was originally scheduled on the 28th of April to May 2 was rescheduled to October 2018 due to the bombings that happened in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.