Tawau : The Bible Apostolate of Holy Trinity Parish organized a host of activities for two consecutive weeks in conjunction with Bible Sunday, 8th July 2012. It was aimed at raising awareness on the wonders and values of the Bible, in a way to bring everyone to a deeper appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures.
|Fishing for Bible questions..|
|The 'blind men'|
The theme of St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 1: 16-17, “ I have complete confidence in the Gospel; it is God’s Power to save all who believe, first the Jews and also the Gentiles. For Gospel reveals how God puts people right with himself; it is through faith from beginning to end. As the Scripture says, "The people who is put right with God through faith shall live." This by itself indicates the importance of Scriptures to all believers and non-believers as well, an essential part of our spirituality.
|Identifying historical places by Jerome of Soccom Tawau|
|Looking up for the Bible text|
During Sunset Mass for Bible Sunday, 7th July 2012, the celebrant, Fr David A. Garaman in his homily said, "The Bible is the reflection of God’s Love to human kind, it is the Word of Life, affirmation, guidance and most of all, it is the sign that God is always present within us. The Bible is the voice of truth that has the power to transform us and lead us to the path of salvation."
The activity began on Sunday, 1st July 2012 with a Bible Quiz competition participated by most groups and a few individuals held at the Upper Room of the Parish Hall witnessed by some 150 people.
|Bible games for children|
The highlight of Bible Sunday held on 8th July 2012 was the Mini Carnival based on the history and miracles of Jesus projected through spiritual games. The games in the form of puzzles, wheel of wisdom, identifying historical places and matching Bible quotations were prepared by the Bible Apostolate, RCIA and RCIC, SOCCOM and Children Liturgy of the Word.
|The registration counter|
|The Wheel of Wisdom|
|Soccom members with their prizes|
Parishioners participated in the carnival were amazed with such activity for it is a way to be more knowledgeable about the content and the wondrous Word of God for according to St Jerome, 'Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.' Thus, as Catholic faithful we are to give the Bible a special place in our lives, for it is the most fundamental aspect of our faith.