Seventy-three (73) of 98 active bishops made their annual retreat on July 6-9, 2009 at Betania Retreat House, Tagaytay City.
Theme: “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church”.
Facilitators – lecturers and topics: “The Word of God is a Voice”, Bp. Luis-Antonio Tagle; “The Word of God has a Face” (Jesus), Bp. Arturo Bastes, SVD; “The House of the Word: the Church”, Bp. Pablo Virgilio David; The Roads of the Word: Mission”, Bp. Broderick Pabillo; “Synodal Propositions”, Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, OMI. Some propositions: Unity of the Word of God and the Eucharist; Living and Celebrating the Word of God in Liturgy; Institution, not only commissioning, of lectors; Word of God is the SOUL of pastoral initiatives and theological formation. Questions for reflection, after each talk.
The 5 facilitators were the CBCP’s delegates to the Synod of Bishops last October 2008.
Copies of talks, discs or hard copies, will be distributed to the bishops.
Source: Communication from the Bishop (No. 542, 27 July 2009)