BECs of Antipolo diocese Joins Bible-Walk

TAYTAY, Rizal, Jan. 25, 2014 — The Biblical Apostolate of the Diocese of Antipolo launched a “Bible walk” as part of the series of activities in its weeklong program of celebrating the National Bible Week slated on January 20-26 in a bid to step up the crusade to propagate the Word of God.
About 500 participants from the parishes of the Vicariates of St. John the Baptist and Our Lady of Light assembled at parish compound of Our Lady of Light in Cainta as early as 6 o’clock in the morning. Rev. Fr. Paul Merida, the spiritual director of the Biblical Apostolate of the diocese, encouraged everyone to joyfully spread the Good News through this morning walk with streamers and placards held up high. Two parade floats decorated with colors and a mock-up Bible also included in the festive activity.
The event’s theme is based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, verse 7:24 that says “…anyone who hears the words of God and acts accordingly is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
On the other hand, citing Deuteronomy 30:19 that “God has set life and death before us, blessing and curse; we therefore must choose life so that we and our descendants may live,” pro-life and pro-family advocates admonished the people to “obey God and reject RH Law.”
Whereas, “proclaiming the Word must lead to personal conversion as well as to social transformation,” as social action and integral evangelization concerns were sounded by the Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC) from Taytay.
For the concluding ceremonies at the spacious patio of St. John the Baptist Parish Church, inspirational talk was delivered by Msgr. Arnel Lagarejos, the parish priest. Taytay Mayor Janet de Leon-Mercado read the Gospel theme for the para-liturgical ceremonies. The event ended with gusto with the “four-element prayer-dance” as everyone vowed to go and spread the Good News of salvation from hereon.