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Company LOGO A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Presented by MS. PRAPA VIRASILP SR. WANNA LAOHABUTR, SIHM SR. NIPA RUENGVUTANAPERCH, SHB SR. BANGON MATHUROTSUWAN,

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1 Company LOGO A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Presented by MS. PRAPA VIRASILP SR. WANNA LAOHABUTR, SIHM SR. NIPA RUENGVUTANAPERCH, SHB SR. BANGON MATHUROTSUWAN, SHB

2 Company Logo Introduction A Bible Seminar for Elderly People -This project is a Bible Seminar for elderly people particularly older Catholic in Thailand.

3 Company Logo -The percentage of older people in the present time is increasing and so, there are some problems, attitudes, responsibilities, and care related to the aging become matters of particular concern in society. A Bible Seminar for Elderly People

4 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People According to the Document of the Pontifical Council for the Laity which spoke of dignity of older people and their mission in the Church and in the world, “It is the duty of the Church to announce to older people the Good News of Jesus, who is revealed to them just as he was revealed to Simeon and Anna.

5 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Jesus comforts them with his presence. He causes their hearts to rejoice at the fulfillment of hopes and promises that they had kept alive in their hearts (cf. Lk 2:25-38).”

6 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People “The Church must help them to rediscover the significance of their Baptism, by means of which they were buried together with Christ and joined him in death, “so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father's glorious power, [they] too should begin living a new life” (Rom 6:4) and find in him the meaning of their present and future life.

7 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People And to instill older people with a deep awareness of the task they too have of transmitting the Gospel of Christ to the world, and revealing to everyone the mystery of his abiding presence in history.”

8 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People In Thailand, the number of elderly Catholics is also increasing therefore, pastoral ministry is aware that it has a responsibility to take care and develop their lives especially their spirituality which should be fostered they age.

9 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Intended Participants 30 elderly Catholics in the Archdiocese of Bangkok, ages 60-70

10 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Place The Bible seminar will be conducted in two and a half days at “Baan Phu Wan” Pastoral Training Center Sampran Nakornprathom which belongs to the Archdiocese of Bangkok. The Bible seminar will be conducted in two and a half days at “Baan Phu Wan” Pastoral Training Center Sampran Nakornprathom which belongs to the Archdiocese of Bangkok. Place

11 Company Logo will lead the elderly people to understand God’s love and blessing in the life of elderly people in the Bible. Objectives Bible Seminar for Elderly People will make them to reflect on the blessing of God through their life’s experiences and to appreciate the blessing of God as the gifts given. will guide them to develop their Spirituality and at the same time spend this special time to thank God for all things in their lives. will help them to realize the significance of their old age as the blessing of God, and that they are the precious gifts who transmit the value of life to the next generation in their family.

12 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Bible Materials and Logistics needed for the actual implementation of this project White board and pen Projector and Computer Song and Video clips Hand-outs Papers, etc

13 Company Logo Bible Seminar for Elderly People The situation of the elderly today 1 The Church Documents on the Elderly 2 Biblical Perspectives on Aging 3 Model Elderly Figures in the Bible 4 The Elderly as Gifts to the Community 1 The Overall lay-out of the Bible Seminar

14 Company Logo Schedule Day Arrival/Registration 09.30Opening Prayer 10.00Introduction/ Orientation 10.45Coffee Break 11.15Session I: The situation of the elderly today 12.00Lunch 14.00Session I: The situation of the elderly today (Continue) 15.00Coffee Break 15.30Session II: The Church Document on the elderly 16.30Free Time 17.30Eucharist 18.30Dinner 19.30Recreation 20.30Have a Good Dream

15 Company Logo Schedule Day Wake up/Exercise 07.30Breakfast 09.00Morning Prayer (Reciting Ps 92) 09.30Session III: Biblical perspectives on Aging 10.30Coffee Break 11.00Session III: Biblical perspectives on aging (continue) 12.00Lunch 14.00Session VI: Model elderly figures in the Bible (Group study) - Abraham - Job - Zechariah & Elizabeth - Simeon - Anna 15.00Coffee Break 15.00Session VI: Model elderly figures in the Bible (Continue with Sharing) 16.30Free Time 17.30Eucharist 18.30Dinner 19.30Movie “My Grand mother is the best”

16 Company Logo Schedule Day Wake up/ Exercise 07.30Breakfast 08.45Eucharist 09.30Session V: The elderly as gifts to the Community 10.30Coffee Break 11.00Liturgy of Blessing 12.00Lunch/Departure 

17 Company Logo OpeningPrayer The seminar will start with an opening prayer by praising God for his love and blessing in lives of the elderly people and let God open their hearts to learn more from the lives of the elderly people in the Bible. DAY 1 A Bible Seminar for Elderly People

18 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Introduction and Orientation As the seminar begins, the participants introduce themselves to each other, get an orientation to the place, see the schedule and the facilitators will introduce the purpose of this seminar to the participants so that they will know the flow of the seminar and they will easily to follow the schedule and all the sessions will be smooth.

19 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Session I The situation of the Elderly Today Session I The situation of the Elderly Today Aging: the way people today look at it Statistics in Thailand Activity: Sharing/ Brainstorming Elderly Welfare in Thailand (A Situationer) Deepening/Enrichment Question: From your experiences how are the old people treated in our country?

20 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People 3.The address of Pope Benedict XVI on Nov. 19, 2007 at an audience with participants of the 22nd international conference organized by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry 1.The Document of the Pontifical Council for the Laity entitled “The Dignity of Older People and their Mission in the Church and in the World” October 1, The Letter of Pope John Paul II to the Elderly on the International Year of the Elderly, October 1, 1999 Session II The Church Documents on the Elderly How does the Church look at the Elderly?

21 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People  Keep silence.  How do I look at myself in relation to God?  How are my relationships with my family and others?  Am I ready when the Lord calls me? What do I want to tell the Lord?  Write your feelings or your personal reflection.  Stay with God’s love and pray in silence. SShare your feeling or your personal reflection with your seatmate. Activity: Personal Reflection

22 Company Logo MorningPrayer The seminar will start with an opening prayer by praising God for his love and blessing in lives of the elderly people and let God open their hearts to learn more from the lives of the elderly people in the Bible. DAY 2 A Bible Seminar for Elderly People

23 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Session III Biblical Perspectives On Aging Creation of God Aging as blessing from God Aging as blessing from God Fruits of old age God as constant presence God as constant presence

24 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Creation of God Opening song with MV - watching of “Blessed be the Lord” (on the beauty, dignity of all creation) Short reflection: - What does this song talk about? (Answer in plenary) - How do we experience God’s love through all creatures? - Have you experienced of God’s love in your life? How?

25 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People OOld age is a general part of God’s purpose for a normal life OOld age may be the fruition of a moral life and an indication of God’s favor OOld age may be one reward of those who honor their parents Age as a Blessing from God

26 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People WWisdom is an attribute of the aged who depend upon God WWise counsel to the young is a duty of the aged TThe elderly have continuing moral responsibilities Fruits of Old Age

27 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People HHe is constantly with us GGod gives strength to endure suffering and infirmity GGod gives deliverance from the fear of death God’s constant presence

28 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Reflection Questions and sharing in small group 1.Review your life What are the things that you want to thank God for? (My life is beautiful…) 2. How do you experience God’s constant presence even now that you are old? 3. Share with the small groups. 4. End with a prayer together or with a song.

29 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Session IV Model Elderly Figures in the Bible Abraham Job Zechariah Elizabeth Simeon Anna Know their stories. What were God’s particular blessings to them? How does their story build your own faith? Group study (30 Minutes) Reporting and deepening in plenary

30 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Besides the Bible, we can also look at the contemporary times and find wisdom in the examples of some elderly persons. Today, we shall see on video, two popular and influential elderly in our times. They died several years ago. But despite their age, they spent their last years serving others by sharing their gifts and wisdom. They taught us with their lives. Session V The Elderly as Gifts to the Community

31 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Pope John Paul II

32 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Phu Yen (Thai elder)

33 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People A short reflection in plenary What touched or inspired you about what you have seen? Why? Give some deepening Input Pope John Paul II Phu Yen Conclusion to the Seminar A Liturgy of Blessing

34 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Bibliography Books:  Bianchi, E.C.. Older wisdom. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1994  Deen, E. All of the Women of the Bible. Harper &Row Publishers: New York, 1955  Downey, M. (ed.). The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality, 1993 (pp.30-32)  Koenig, H. G., & Weaver, A. J. Pastoral Care of Older Adults. Augsburg: Fortress Publishers, 1998  Maurus, J. “Grow Old Gracefully”, Better Yourself Books. Allahabad: Saint Paul Society  Rupp, J. Out of the ordinary  คณะกรรมการคาทอลิกเพื่อพระคัมภีร์ พระคัมภีร์ภาคพันธสัญญาใหม่ 2002 สามพราน นครปฐม

35 Company Logo A Bible Seminar for Elderly People Internet Source:  Book of job. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, from Web site:  Encyclopedic dictionary of the bible. (n.d.). Retrieved March 8, from: The Illustrated Catholic Bible Database.  Luke 1: zachariah with elizabeth. (n.d.). Retrieved February 25, from Web site:  Pontifical council for the laity document: the dignity of older people and their mission in the church and in the world. (1998). Retrieved February 20, from Web site: http//www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontivical_councils/laity/documents/rc_pc_ laity_doc_ _older-people_en.html Situation of thai elderly people. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, from Web site:   The address of Pope Benedict XVI at an audience with participants of the 22nd International Conference organized by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry. (November 19, 2007). Retrieved February 4, from Web site. problem_pope_says/  The faith of simeon and anna. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, from Web site: www. Washingtonubf.org/Bible Materials/  The Letter of Pope John Paul II to the Elderly on the International Year of the Elderly. (October 1, 1999). Retrieved February 4, from Web site: http//www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/letters/documents/hf_jp- ii_let_ _elderly_en.html  Zechariah, the father of john the Baptist. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, from Aboutbibleprophecy.com. Web site: http//www.aboutbibleprophecy.com/p72.htm

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