Launched in 1980, Gospel Komiks has been synonymous with Catholic education, teaching and explaining to Filipinos the challenges of the weekly Sunday Gospels through the easily understandable medium of comics. Today, Gospel Komiks will reach new heights in having inspired a new TV show entitled, “Gospel Komiks TV: Mga Kwento ni Ate G”
“Ate G” with the Kids
Gospel Komiks TV: Mga Kwento ni Ate G is a 30-minute children’s show centering on values derived from Gospel stories, using storytelling and art as main tools for interpretation. The show stars Ate G (played by Carla Lizardo), who tells stories to children from a ‘GK book’, a book inherited by her family from a travelling missionary. From it, Ate G reads stories that children can learn lessons from. The GK book takes its stories from the Bible.
The first season of Mga Kwento ni Ate G will soon air on TV Maria. The exact dates and time of their showing will be posted soon.
CFA’S KWENTRATO: Mga Kwentong BIDA sa Litrato have challenged our Gospel K Magazine readers to visualize the true meaning of BIDA through photo essays. BIDA stands for B – Banal at Bayani, I-Instrumento ng pagbabago, D-Dinadakila ang kakayahan para sa iba, and A-Adbokasiya ng kagandahang-asal at kabutihang-loob.
Here are the top five (5) high school photo-essayists:
1. Jusmine Angela Canlas – Grade 8 from Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu Parochial School
2. Jelly Faderon – 4th Year from Mina De Oro Catholic School
3. Lester De Castro – Grade 8 from Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu Parochial School
4. Jana Bianca Maria Jamision – Grade 8 from Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu Parochial School
5. Cyril Dane F. Bongolo – Grade 8 from Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu Parochial School
Their works will be published in Gospel K Magazine in the school year 2015-2016, and will be posted in CFA’s B.I.D.A. social media accounts.
Starting from left Sr. Myrna, Regine Valerie Arcebuche Arninio and Alvin Vega from CFA Sales.
Back in the August-September 2014 issue of Gospel Komiks and Gospel K Magazine, we challenged our readers to make a poem about their love for Jesus. A poem made by a grade 9 student from Saint Michael Academy of Catarman, Northern Samar caught the eye of our writers and editors. Written by Regine Valerie Arcebuche Arninio, the poem is an honest and open expression of her love and relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
My Best Friend Jesus
I know He’s always there for me, even though I couldn’t see.
I know that He’s inside my heart
and no one can be able to break us apart.
When I am lonely and depressed,
He’ll comfort me and make me feel blessed.
And when I cry due to my fears,
He’d make me stop and wipe my tears
He comforts me when I’m sad,
He’s also there when I am glad.
He calms me down when I am angry
and teaches me how to say sorry.
I’m so lucky He’s my best friend.
I know His love for me will never end.
And I also want to let you know,
my best friend Jesus is your best friend, too.
Stay tuned for more contest from CFA Magazines!
In this month’s issue of the Gospel Komiks and Gospel K Magazine’s Rakrakang Papuri we challenged our readers to make their own cover of the song “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin.
Two grade 9 students namely Danna Jean dela Cruz Udan and Divine Joy Cordon Pili from Saint Vincent School, Maddela, Quirino accepted and uploaded their video on YouTube. You can watch their performance through the embedded YouTube video above.
We at CFA thanks Danna Jean and Divine Joy for their excellent rendition of the song.
Gospel Komiks and Gospel K Magazine for High School has something new in store for its readers. Introducing Kuya Gie and Ate Kaye, your newest friends in GK. They are here to answer questions about things that boggle your mind like family issues, what to do about bullying, or how to deepen your relationship with Jesus. Just pick up a pen and paper, pour your hearts out, and send those words by emailing Kuya Gie and Ate Kaye at email@example.com with the Subject: DEAR KUYA GIE AND ATE KAYE. You may use an alias but do give us your true age, town or city. 🙂
Great news for all artistic high school students out there. CFA, in cooperation with Dong-A and Faber Castell Philippines, will hold a contest series with the goal of imparting Gospel values and empowering creativity among the youth. Dubbed “KAMADA 2014” (Kabataang Malikhain at Dalubhasa), KAMADA will start with an on-the-spot cover design contest. High school students will be given a chance to design the covers of CFA magazines.
Gospel K Magazine also known as Gospel Komiks Magazine is meant for high school students as a supplemental reading material for Christian Living classes and religious instruction. Presenting the Sunday Gospel by way of true-to-life stories, Gospel K addresses young readers’ interests and their concerns about faith. On the other hand, Gospel Now Magazine caters to late-high school and early college readers, but most adults will find it appealing as well. It is intended to make the study of the Gospels “layman-friendly” reflected in its slogan – “Everyday Gospel for everyday people.”
KAMADA 2014 is a one day event on the spot cover making contest that will be held at CFA, 4427 Old Sta. Mesa St. Sta Mesa, Manila on October 3, 2014 (Friday). All high school students wanting to join the contest must register first on the website http://bit.ly/KAMADA2014. The first place and second place artworks will be the cover of Gospel K Magazine and Gospel Now Magazine respectively for the December-January issues. Cash prizes will also be given to the top three winners. All students joining the contest will get free drawing and art supplies courtesy of Dong-A and Faber Castell. To know more about the contest and its mechanics visit the contest website and registration form by clicking here. So what are you waiting for? Register Now!
Do you know how to answer that question? Try this one: “Why do Christians have three Gods?” And here’s another: “Why don’t Catholic priests marry?”
To help its readers handle “fast-curve balls from left field” like these, CFA will start a new series in the August-September issue of its Gospel K Magazine. The series is called “Catholic Answers to Non-Catholic Questions.” The first installment will deal with Scriptures and Tradition. To download the PDF file (1.7Mb), click here.
The series is part of CFA’s response to the Church’s call for a “rediscovery of the faith” when it launched the Year of Faith.
To reserve your copy of the full issue, contact CFA Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the August-September issue of CFA’s Gospel K magazine, a comics adaptation of the novel “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” is the lead story for a discussion of the Gospel for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Luke 12:49-53).
The story, originally written by Argentine Vicente Blanco Ibanez, is set in World War II. It tells of a conflict within a family, between those who stand for peace, and those who advocate tyranny. It is presented to illustrate Jesus’ words in the Gospel: “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father…”
To download a preview of the Gospel K feature, click here. (File is about 8Mb.)
To reserve your copy of the full issue, contact CFA Sales: email@example.com.
“Mother Teresa of Calcutta,” a comics adaptation of an Italian-made movie, begins a discussion of the Gospel for the last Sunday of June. The Gospel is lifted from Luke 9:51-62, where Jesus describes the cost of discipleship. The story is featured in the June-July issue of CFA’s Gospel K Magazine. A study and discussion guide accompanies the story.
To download a sneak preview of the comics translation (about 1Mb), click here. To reserve a copy of Gospel K, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.