There has been deeper appreciation for the Word of God among Catholics, says Verbum Dei Sr Sandra Seow. There has been deeper appreciation for the Word of God among Catholics, says Verbum Dei Sr Sandra Seow.
A Bible symposium that celebrates Bible Sunday on an archdiocesan level will be held on July 11.

The event has the theme, The Word is Alive (Hebrews 4:12) and is organised by the newly established Archdiocese Biblical Apostolate Office to promote a greater love for the Scripture.

“Over the years, there have been a greater hunger as well as a deeper appreciation for the Word of God among Catholics in Singapore,” said Verbum Dei Missionary Sr Sandra Seow, director of the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate.

“And so, we hope that through this symposium, Catholics in Singapore can celebrate the gift of God’s Word and ignite or reignite the passion of a life lived according to the Word of God.”

Five workshops, conducted by overseas and local presenters, will be held simultaneously at different locations at the venue, Catholic Junior College Performing Arts Centre.

The workshop titles are: The Word Prayed by Sr Maria Jose M Egido, FMVD; The Word Sung by Sr Maeve Heaney, FMVD, from Ireland; The Word in Asia by Sr Leticia Candelario Lopez, FMVD; The Word Proclaimed by Fr Filipe Vaz Pardal, FMVD, from Portugal; and The Word Through Time by Fr Gerard Theraviam from Kuala Lumpur.

 Participants can select the workshop they wish to attend.

There will also be a talk, The Word is Alive, given by Sr Sandra, and a concert titled We Must Talk, led by Sr Heaney, a well-known musician, composer and lecturer. She will lead participants to experience the transforming power of the Word of God, through music and words.

The symposium, which will last from 8 am-5 pm, will end with Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Goh.

To register, download the registration form or register online at https://biblicalapostolate.wordpress.com, or call 6280-0354 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 6pm) for more information.

Participants who register before June 12 pay $70 per person. Those who register after that pay $80.

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