Saturday, December 01, 2007
Delegates made these commitments at the Hong Kong-based United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association conference in Macau last Nov. 1-5. The conference was titled "Experiences of Community Building with the Word of God."
Over 110 Chinese-speaking participants from more than 15 countries took part in the Macau meeting, and decided to coordinate their pastoral initiatives with the universal Church, specifically the Pauline Year from June 2008-2009, and the October Synod of Bishops on Scripture, reported a Nov. 12 statement.
Participants also decided to make better use of technology and mass media to popularize Bible reading and share resources by setting up a fund for countries with limited resources.
Claretian Fr. Peter Chao presented to the group the new edition of the Chinese Pastoral Bible (in preparation) and the Chinese Daily Gospel 2008, and the bishop of Macau gave a copy of it to each participant.
Meeting in our Macau office with some Chinese friends who attended the bible meeting.
From left: Bro. SC, Fr. Peter Chao, Fr. Joseph Zheng Wenzi, Fr. Alberto Rossa, Bro. John Mi Shen and Fr. John Shi.
Amity Press is building a new facility in Nanjing
and projects production of more than 10 million
copies per year starting in 2008.
The Pastoral Bible Foundation started printing bibles and other books with Amity 10 years ago. This year alone they have printed for us more than 700,000 books that went all over the world.
Today we share a recent email from Fr. John Wilson, from the Diocese of Leeds, England:
"I am delighted to say that the copies of the Acts of the Apostles/Ephesians arrived into England last Saturday. Our courier managed to get them quickly through customs and loading and they reached Leeds on Wednesday. Our distribution company has been busy delivering them and we hope that all the parishes will have them for the First Sunday of Advent.
"The copies are excellent and the large print versions are particularly appreciated. I am, once again, so thankful to you and your staff to providing us with such outstanding service. Thank you so very much and be sure of our prayers and very best wishes for your ministry.
"You are supporting our diocesan efforts for renewal and evangelisation in such a fantastic way. I hope that we will have the opportunity to collaborate together again in the future."
We printed 50,000 copies of this booklet for the Diocese of Leeds
To facilitate the reading we have opened a blog: “Simbahay: Sunday Gospel Reflections” – at: www.simbahay.blogspot.com/ You will find useful commentaries on the Sunday readings for your personal meditation and/or sharing.
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