Divine Word Missionaries have four special dimensions of our work: Promotion of the Bible, Communications, Mission Animation and Peace and Justice.
These are special priorities in each of our provinces:
The province is proud of its achievement in making available to the needy mainly to the Spanish speaking community. In spite of the world wide economic slow down, our sale of Bibles and Bible related books have shown a substantial growth. Presently we distribute the books and products of various leading publications.
In addition to selling the Bible and Bible related books, we also offer a Bible course obtained from the Editorial Verbo Divino through their web-site. We intend to offer short term Bible programs in the future in collaboration with the local parishes and diocese.
Ministerio Biblico Verbo Divino
555 N. “E” Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Fr. Pavol Sochulak
The communication ministry of the Western Province mainly centers on WORDNET Productions which produces a weekly half hour program. along with programs that relate the Bible to everyday life, some programs offer interviews with Catholics who tell the story of their faith in Jesus. These programs are aired nationally and internationally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, on several Catholic Diocesan channels, and also made available on the wordnet.tv website. A daily reflection in video based on the liturgy of the day is made available in “Smart Phones” and tablets as an application known as igodtoday. WORDNET also produces various documentaries related to Christian faith, morals and vocation promotion. At present three of our confreres are fully involved in the communication ministry.
532 N. “D” Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Fr. Biju Thomas
In an effort to make people aware of the stupendous work that our missionaries carry out in different parts of the world, the Mission Coordinator, in collaboration with the Riverside community, has established a Mission Exhibition Center. The display of photographs and artifacts from our mission fields immediately transports a visitor to the actual place where these missionary activities are being carried out. This has resulted in a better appreciation of our missionary activities. The mission coordinator also takes up retreats and organizes workshops on mission. He also coordinates the mission preaching to raise finance to help the needy missions.
Fr. Zibi Fraszczak
Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation
Our world is plagued with violence, wars, millions of refugees, famine, and disease. Innocent Women and children are made sex slaves in human trafficking.
We strive to high light the sacredness of our planet. As we grow industrially we can pollute our world. We work to do our part and make others aware of our responsibility to care for God’s creation.
Our Society is dedicated to working for peace and justice fostering the integrity of God’s creation.
Fr. Ricardo Gonzalez