Bible Booklet- “The Father Reaching Out to His Children”

The Father Reaching Out to His Children” was first published in 1999 by the Regional Biblical Commission, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. It is presented again here in PDF format to make it available to as many people as possible and to mark Sunday of the Word of God 2021, which occurs on the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time. This short but invaluable booklet provides an overview of God’s revelation to Mankind throughout salvation history and how this came to be written in the Bible. The wealth of information contained will help even someone new to the Bible to better understand its message and how the Father continues to reach out to His Children today.

“The Bible in a Year Podcast” from Ascension Press- by Fr Michael Schmitz

The Bible in a Year Podcast by Fr Michael Schmitz

In the Bible in a Year podcast, that started on January 1st, 2021, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way.

Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible teacher Jeff Cavins.

With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today!

Listen and…

Read the ENTIRE Bible;

Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture;

Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life;

Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture.

Each 20-25 minute episode includes:

# two to three scripture readings

# a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz

# and guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word.

https://media.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/bibleinayear/

Bible Lecture Series (By Zoom) Starting in January 2021

Summary of Bible Lectures (By Zoom) Starting in January 2021

1.Monday evenings starting January 11thThe Letters of Peter, James and Jude and the Letter to the Hebrews by Msgr. Ambrose Vaz.

2. Tuesday mornings starting January 19th and Thursday evenings starting January 14thThe Wisdom Books by Fr. Ferdinand Purnomo, OCD.

3. Tuesday evenings starting January 12thThe Gospel of Mark by Fr. Eugene Vaz

4. Wednesday evenings starting January 13thThe Books of Judith, Tobit and Esther by Msgr. Ambrose Vaz.

5. Friday mornings starting January 15thThe Books of Samuel by Msgr. Ambrose Vaz

For further details and registration please see the relevant document below;

For additional enquiries or questions please email aba_secretariat@catholic.org.sg

“Sunday of the Word of God” to replace “Bible Sunday” from 2021 onwards

At their 105th Plenary Assembly in January 2020, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei decided that, beginning 2021, the Sunday of the Word of God would now replace Bible Sunday. Please find below an announcement (in Bahasa, English, Tamil and Chinese) from the Regional Biblical Commission, Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia, concerning this change.

A Lecture Series on the Infancy Narratives, by Msgr Ambrose Vaz – Additional Evening Sessions!

In addition to the previously advertised morning session of lectures on the Infancy Narratives by Msgr. Ambrose Vaz we are pleased to announce that an evening session has been added details of which are;

    INFANCY NARRATIVES (EVENINGS)    COURSE DESCRIPTION:    The Infancy Narratives found in the Gospels of Saint Matthew     and Saint Luke focus  on the  accounts of Jesus’ life as a child.    The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the  birth of Jesus and the examples of surrender and service embodied  in his parents, Joseph and Mary. This is a story of longing and    seeking, as demonstrated by the Magi searching for the  redemption offered by the birth of a new king. Ultimately, Jesus’  life and message is a story for today, one that speaks to the  restlessness of the human heart searching for the sole truth which  alone leads to profound joy.  

4 EVENINGS sessions: 10 November – 1 December 2020

By Msgr. Ambrose Vaz

Tuesday evenings, 8:00pm-10:00pm

ONLINE using ZOOM

LOVE OFFERINGS

OFFERING Options:    PayNow using UEN T08CC4023DBA1 This is the name that will appear ARCHDIOCESAN BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE   Bank Transfer to: UOB A/C No.: 451-300-686-6    Cheque to: Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate Post to 2 Highland Road, #03- 17 Singapore 549102

Registration

https://tinyurl.com/yyu43ass

A Lecture Series on the Infancy Narratives by Msgr. Ambrose Vaz

 
   INFANCY NARRATIVES    COURSE DESCRIPTION:    The Infancy Narratives found in the Gospels of Saint Matthew    and Saint Luke focus  on the  accounts of Jesus’ life as a child.    The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the  birth of Jesus and the examples of surrender and service embodied  in his parents, Joseph and Mary. This is a story of longing and    seeking, as demonstrated by the Magi searching for the  redemption offered by the birth of a new king. Ultimately, Jesus’  life and message is a story for today, one that speaks to the  restlessness of the human heart searching for the sole truth which  alone leads to profound joy.  

4 MORNING sessions: 10 November – 1 December 2020

Tuesday mornings, 9:30am-11:30am

ONLINE using ZOOM

LOVE OFFERINGS

OFFERING Options:    PayNow using UEN T08CC4023DBA1 This is the name that will appear ARCHDIOCESAN BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE  
Bank Transfer to: UOB A/C No.: 451-300-686-6    
Cheque to: Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate Post to 2 Highland Road, #03- 17 Singapore 549102

Registration

https://tinyurl.com/y49bgpu9

Practical Facilitating for Small Groups

Back by popular demand! Limited spots, so please book early!


The following program is being organized by the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate
(ABA) and while it is primarily focused on bible group sharing it is open to all members of
parish ministries in the Archdiocese who are involved in or wish to get involved in
facilitating groups.


When: Saturday 28th November, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. and 2pm to 5pm.
Where: On-line via ZOOM- details of login will be emailed to registered participants.
Register via this link:
https://tinyurl.com/yyplahcz
Cost $30
Payment Options
PayNow using UEN T08CC4023DBA1
This is the name that will appear
ARCHDIOCESAN BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE
Bank Transfer to: UOB A/C No.:
451-300-686-6
Cheque to: Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate
Post to 2 Highland Road, #03- 17 Singapore
549102
Questions may be directed to ABA at aba_secretariat@catholic.org.sg attention Miguel
Manuzon.
Cost: $30


Good facilitators are critical to the functioning of small groups and the building of
community. This session provides practical tips and examples on how to and how not to go
about the facilitation of small groups. The program is suitable for those who have never facilitated a group sharing before, those who just want to refresh their skills or anybody who is a part of a small group and simply wants to learn how to be a more effective group member.


Presenter Jane Lau – Jane Lau is a founding member of the Harvesters, a Bible-based faith-sharing
adult community. She has conducted many workshops on small-group facilitation,
including a presentation on faith-sharing communities to the Asian Bishops at the Bishops’
Institute for Lay Apostolate on Youth. She is the former Executive Director of the Office for
New Evangelisation (ONE) and former Associate Director of the Office for Catechesis
(OFC). Trained in Law and Television, she has over two decades of experience as a
Broadcast Journalist, Presenter and TV Producer, during which time she has facilitated
panel discussions for TV and ‘live’ events.