Welcome to the official website of the office of the CBCP-BEC Committee.
This website provides updates on BECs from all over the country. It contains resources (e.g. training manuals, modules, powerpoint presentations, video-documentaries, podcasts, etc.) that can be downloaded. Articles and reflections on BECs are posted. Documentations/ proceedings of BEC assemblies will be made available. The website also contains 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.
Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR, STD
Posted on April 10, 2014 | No CommentsOn April 8-9, 2014, some 460 BEC facilitators coming from 41 parishes of the diocese of Maasin gathered in Bato, Leyte for the 4th BEC Facilitators’ Congress. The clergy led by Bishop Precioso Cantilla also attended this event was held at the gymnasium of the Bato School of Fisheries. The theme for this year’s gathering was: “Bag-ong Pagsangyaw sa Tuig...
Posted on March 25, 2014 | No CommentsSORSOGON City, March 23, 2014 – The number of small Christian communities or Saradit na Kristianong Komunidad (SKK) in the local tongue has grown remarkably in the span of five years as the diocese continues to give an extra push to engage more parishioners. In 2009, the diocese had only 6 active SKK or Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC). In 5...
Posted on March 7, 2014 | 1 CommentFrom 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 ...