Founded in 1982
Member, Catholic Biblical Federation
Member, Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate
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IPD joins IX Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation
IPD was represented in the recently concluded IX Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation with the theme, “Holy Scripture: Source of Evangelization”, held in Nemi, Italy. The CBF is a Catholic world fellowship of administratively distinct international and local organizations committed to the biblical pastoral ministry, created to carry out the recommendations of the II Vatican Council concerning the Bible. The Federations aim is to be of service to the Bishops in the fulfillment of their responsibility to proclaim the Word of God to all the faithful. Any Catholic organization engaged in the biblical-pastoral ministry and enjoying ecclesiastical recognitiion is eligible for membership. READ MORE
The Institute for Pastoral Development
For the past 32 years, the Institute for Pastoral Development (IPD) has been empowering the laity, clergy and the religious for effective service in the mission of the Church. To date, IPD has trained around 10,000 people from all over Asia in Scripture-based study, leadership, evangelization, community building and parish management. Participants were diocesan workers, lay leaders and workers, parish coordinators, educators, priests, nuns and executive/employees mostly coming from the Philippines. Over 300 training workshops have been conducted all over the country for dioceses, parishes, communities, and the public and private sectors.
"The IPD training programs exhibit so much magnanimity to the laity, that to support it is rendering the Christian community a valuable assistance."
+ His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin
Thank God for lay-oriented formation programs like those offered at the Institute for Pastoral Development; lay people can now be equipped for the ministries that they are called upon to render to the local Church on all levels of ecclesial life, whether diocesan, vicariate, parish and BECs.
Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio S. David, D.D.
Bishop, Diocese of Kalookan, Consultor, Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA), Chairman, Permanent Committee on Cultural Heritage of the Church
IPD helped the Northern Luzon Biblical Apostolate in clarifying its role and mission, and has given its members a focused and directed biblical apostolate!
Most Rev. Renato P. Mayugba, D.D.
Bishop, Diocese of Laoag
Member, Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA), Chairman, North Luzon Biblical Apostolate
The SLT course awakened my interest in the importance of stewardship and leadership. I suggest that we continue availing of the IPD programs.
Most. Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias, D.D.
Archbishop, Archdiocese of San Fernando-Pampanga
The Institute for Pastoral Development has been walking along the path of Christian social action over the past years, and a considerable number of people from all over the Philippines and Asia have already benefited from IPD's training programs.
Most Reverend Oscar V. Cruz, D.D.
Archbishop Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan
The Institute has grown not only in reach but also in commitment to its mission to train people for greater service to the Church. I commend their generosity of hearth to extend this mission not only to their countrymen but also to those from Asia and the Pacific.
His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, D.D.
Archbishop Emeritus of Manila
You made us aware of how valuable our priesthood is. You made us recognize the potentials God entrusted to us and guide us to become Steward Leaders of our people. You made an impact upon us, our ministry, our vision-mission purpose and our possible contribution to attain life's end - God Himself.
Most Rev. Bishop Jacinto A. Jose, D.D.
Bishop, Diocese of Urdaneta
It was helpful and significant to my ministry. I acquired skills in preparing for training and I am so much impressed with the kind of fellowship and togetherness in the class.
Rev. Fr. Revi Tanod, Diocese of Manado, Indonesia
Even the priests and religious could benefit from studying in IPD because, as partners of the Laity in the work of making Christ known and lovd by all, they are also agents in empowering the laity. Enriching! Enlivening! Very relevant to everyone!
Rev. Fr. Don H. Besana, OAR, San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City
The course will really help me be a good and effective facilitator in our BEC's program in the parish.
Ma. Trinidad Orencio, Sta. Monica Parish, Antique
The IPD training helped me integrate a lot of what I already know after rediscovering a fundamental authentic human perspective to all that I decide to do, whether this be at my ministry or my personal relationships.
Fr. Ernesto Raymundo, Parish Priest, Diocese of Iba
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