MANILA, PHILIPPINES—The St. Paul Parish Youth Bible Encounter successfully held its First Interdiocesan Championship last May 31, 2014, Saturday with Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish representing Archdiocese of Manila declared Champions after the Easy, Average, and Difficult Rounds of the championship’s oral quiz format.

A total of fourteen teams, Champions and Grand Finalists, representing the Dioceses of Pasig, Parañaque, Cubao, Novaliches, and Caloocan and the Archdiocese of Manila came to the bible encoutner at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Apart from receiving trophies, medals, and other prizes, the grand champion automatically qualifies to the Bible Encounter’s parent project, the St. Paul National Bible Quiz on September 20, 2014 at the Manila International Book Fair, SMX Convention Center,  SM Mall of Asia.

Winning second and third place in the championship are St. Agnes Parish of the Diocese of Novaliches and Maria, Reyna ng mga Apostoles Parish of the Diocese of Pasig respectively. 

The finalist teams went through three previous stages of the Bible Encounter: the Parish Level eliminations last March, followed by the Vicariate Level eliminations and the Diocesan Championship Encounter held last April 26, May 3, and May 10 within their respective dioceses.

 The Parish Youth Bible Encounter is part of the Bible Ministry of the Society of St Paul Philippine-Macau, and is organized in cooperation with the dioceses of National Capital Region (NCR). It aims to gather and ignite, in a series of friendly competition across the capital, the passion of parish youth for the Word of God.