The saying, "a finger cannot open a peanut,” is practically true. The message of this dictum is very simple cooperation! So too with our apostolate, we cooperate and coordinate. To facilitate harmoniously and effectively the tasks of each member, the SVD-PHS has chosen four coordinators for Communication, Mission Animation, Justice and Peace and Bible Apostolate. The team is expected to work in collaboration with the provincial superior in implementing the realignment program of the province.
Bible plays a very important role in the life of a Divine Word Missionary. He is not only to live with it but also to communicate the living Word. A confrere is assigned to animate bible seminars and the like using the available means of communication. As of now the life-giving words of the bible are shared through seminars, radio programs and publications.
The SVD-PHS organizes spiritual, physical and material assistance to Filipino SVD missionaries working around the globe. In this connection, a confrere animates groups and encourages partners to pray, to raise funds and find benefactors and supporters for the mission.
In Cebu City, we have a Social Communications Center and two radio stations (DYRF-AM and DYDW-FM). In Tacloban City, we have another radio station (DYDW-AM). In Ormoc City, a newly launched radio station is now on air (DYAJ-FM). A confrere coordinates the entire social communications apostolate of the province.
A confrere is assigned full-time as provincial coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) concerns. He has to establish contacts and inform dialogue partners in SVD communities and districts regarding social development projects and the promotion of justice and peace.
Let us pray diligently to the dear Lord that he may gives us the grace more and more to recognize our sinfulness and nothingness. At the same time we ask him to fill us with great trust in him and with the spirit of generous dedication. St. Arnold Janssen