Welcome to the official website of the office of the CBCP-BEC Committee.
This is still under construction. When fully developed this website will provide updates on BECs from all over the country. It will contain resources (e.g. training manuals, modules, powerpoint presentations, video-documentaries, podcasts, etc.) that can be downloaded. Articles and reflections on BECs will be posted. Documentations/ proceedings of BEC assemblies will be made available. There will be an internet forum where discussions on BEC concerns and issues will be encouraged. The website will also contain various case studies and success stories about BECs. Basic data and information about the BECs/BEC programs in each diocese/parish will be posted. It will also contain the directory of diocesan BEC directors/coordinators and promoters.
You can help in developing this website by sending updates and news about your BECs, sharing your reflections and articles and participating in the forum.
Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR, STD
Posted on March 7, 2014 | No CommentsFrom February 27 to March 1, 2014, 152 BEC promoters and leaders from various dioceses of Northern Luzon gathered at the Lay Formation Center in Dagupan for their regional BEC Exchange (assembly). The following dioceses were represented: Alaminos, Lingayen-Dagupan, Urdaneta, San Fernando (La Union), Nueva Segovia, Baguio, Bontok-Lagawe, Tabuk, Tuguegarao, Ilagan, Bayombong, San Jose (Nueve Ecija), The opening liturgy was celebrated at...
Posted on March 6, 2014 | No CommentsOn February 22, 2014, Archbishop Orlando Quevedo was created cardinal by Pope Francis during the consistory in the Vatican. Cardinal Quevedo is the archbishop of Cotabato and has been promoting the formation of BECs since he was bishop of Kidapawan in the mid-1980s. The BECs in Kidapawan became one of the most highly developed and organized communities in the country. He continued to support...
Posted on March 6, 2014 | No CommentsOn February 20-21, 2014, 80 BEC leaders from parishes administered by the Claretian Missionaries in Northern Philippines had their assembly at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Quezon City. the theme of the assembly: “The Word of God Builds and Strengthens Communities.” This was the program of activities for the two-day assembly: February 20 Activities 8:00-8:30 am Registration 8:30-9:00 Bible ...
Posted on February 19, 2014 | No CommentsOn February 15, 2014 the first BEC Big Day of the National Capital Region was held in the Gym at St. Paul University, Quezon City. This was attended by seven hundred sixty (760) delegates from Archdiocese of Manila, Diocese of Antipolo, Kalookan, Novaliches, Cubao, Pasig, Paranaque and guests from Diocese of Malolos and Imus. Diocesan BEC Directors (priests) graced the...
Posted on February 14, 2014 | No CommentsOn February 4, 2014, the diocesan BEC directors/coordinators of the Central Visayas region met in Tagbilaran, Bohol. The dioceses represented were Cebu, Maasin, Dumaguete and Tagbilaran. The meeting was held in the Immaculate Heart Seminary, Taloto, Tagbilaran. The participants shared the situation and recent development of the BECs in their respective dioceses. They also talked about their efforts to promote...