Biblical Apostolate

The aim of the Biblical Apostolate is to offer opportunities for all to read and engage with the Bible as a life giving encounter with God, leading to a deeper lived relationship with God. 

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

For Christians, the Bible is more than a collection of ancient stories. It is not a static document, but a living text which continues to speak to us today.

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A Journey Through Lent - Daily reflections on the Gospel of the day during Lent

The aim of the Biblical Apostolate in the Diocese of Broken Bay is to offer opportunities for all to read and engage with the Bible as a life giving encounter with God, leading to a deeper lived relationship with God. All are encouraged to grow in knowledge and understanding of sacred Scripture, and in applying Scripture to everyday life.

The Diocese of Broken Bay is an associate member of the Catholic Biblical Federation.  

 

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Praying the Scriptures in Lent lectio divina Resource

The Diocese of Broken Bay Lenten resource is based around the practice of lectio divina as a way of reading the Scriptures that is prayerful and transformative.

In 2017, a number of Australian Bishops have generously offered reflections on the Gospels of Lent and Easter Sunday as part of this resource.

 

 

Contributions have been given by:

  • Bishop Paul Bird, CSsR
  • Bishop Eugene Hurley
  • Bishop Peter Ingham
  • Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE
  • Bishop Michael McCarthy
  • Bishop Greg O’Kelly, SJ
  • Bishop Anthony Randazzo

The resource is available online via the link below, and includes a booklet in PDF format, as well as weekly videos of the Bishops' reflections.

Bible Society Celebrates 200 Years

In March 2017, the Bible Society celebrates 200 years of sharing the Bible, and is Australia’s longest-living organisation.

For further information on the events planned, please visit https://www.biblesociety.org.au/celebrate/

Understanding Genesis

Unlocking the text of Genesis
“In the beginning……”


Offered by BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education, this course on Genesis is presented by Dr Antoinette Collins, and will discuss and unlock the Book of Genesis to reveal its riches, beauty and ability to face the important questions of life.

Dates: 8,15,22 & 29 March 2017
Time: 11am- 1pm
Venue: Caroline Chisolm Centre, Bldg 2/423 Pennant Hills road,(car access via City View road) Pennant Hills NSW 2120
Cost: $75pp for all 4 sessions; $60pp for all 4 sessions (20% off couple’s discount); $30pp for each session
RSVP: Please RSVP by 24 February at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/genesis-tickets-31211702041
Enquiries: Belinda Srour bsrour@bbi.catholic.edu.au (02) 9847 0590

Centre for Christian Spirituality- Gospel of Matthew

Presented by Bishop David Walker, this program offers a reflective insight into the Gospel with a view to living its message in our daily lives. It will focus particularly on how the Church had traditionally approached the reading of the Scriptures.
Dates: Tuesday Nights  28 Feb, 7, 21, 28 March, 4 April
Time: 7:00pm
Download flyer.

Scripture Reflections 

Weekly video reflections are offered by the Centre for Christian Spirituality. These short videos offer the text of the Gospel, a commentary, space for personal reflection and a conversation regarding application of the Gospel to our lives.

Access the resource a the Centre for Christian Spirituality Page.  

Living Biblically in a Secular World

Archbishop Mark Coleridge presents a formation series on the Bible, showing how the Scriptures offer insight and wisdom into the contemporary issues we experience today, and the capacity of God’s word to transform our lives. In 2016, the topics focus on Mercy in the Scriptures. View lectures. 

Families and the Bible

At the Faith and Families Forums held in March 2015, a workshop was held to discuss ways in which parishes can assist families in engaging with the Bible. The handout from this workshop can be downloaded from the Children and Scripture page.

Resources on Mark's Gospel

A list of resources on Mark’s Gospel is available from the Bible Study page.
 


 

Biblical Apps

So many Biblical resources are now available for tablets and smartphones that it can be hard to work out exactly what is offered. This guide has been put together to help sort through the details. Consider downloading some of these for easy access to the Bible. For other suggestions on Apps, please visit http://catholicapptitude.org/

John's Gospel Conference Presentations Online

The presentations from the 2014 Broken Bay Bible Conference “The Gospel of John – Joy Made Complete” are available online.  View Presentations 


 

Bible Reading Plans

 
Below are some plans and ideas which offer an opportunity to begin a new habit of reading the Bible.

 

50th Anniversary of Dei Verbum 1965 – 2015

2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation which speaks about the revelation of God’s word through Scripture, Tradition and Church teaching. Read this document at the Documents Page

“For the words of God, expressed in human language, have been made like human discourse, just as the word of the eternal Father, when He took to Himself the flesh of human weakness, was in every way made like men.” (DV 11)

  • “The Living Word” is a project undertaken to mark the 50th anniversary of Dei Verbum as a joint partnership of America Magazine and the American Bible Society. A series of articles and videos are available.
 

For enquiries on the Biblical Aposolate in the Diocese of Broken Bay, please contact:

Pina Bernard
Executive Officer, Biblical Apostolate Committee
Telephone: 9847 0474
Email: pina.bernard@dbb.org.au

 

Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001
news@dbb.org.au

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