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 August 22, 2014 | No CommentsOn August 18, 2014, 14 diocesan BEC Directors and Coordinators coming from the dioceses in Central Visayas gathered at the Patria Building, Cebu for a regular meeting. The following dioceses were represented: Archdiocese of Cebu, dioceses of Tagbilaran, Maasin and Dumaguete. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and Fr. Amado L. Picardal of CBCP-BEC Committee were also present. The new BEC directors of Cebu –...
Posted on July 31, 2014 | No CommentsOn July 21-25, 2014, the annual preached retreat of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila was held at the St. Paul Center for Renewal in Alfonso, Cavite. The theme of the retreat: “The Ordained Ministry vis-a-vis the Basic Ecclesial Communities: A New Way of Being Priest for a New Way of Being Church.” During the retreat, the clergy had...
Posted on June 25, 2014 | No CommentsOn June 14, 2014, the Archdiocese of Manila held the 21st Pentecost BEC General Assembly at Joy Center Don Bosco Technical School in Makati City. The program started at 7:30 a.m.-12:00n.n. This was the flow of the celebration: registration, preliminaries, Philippine National Anthem, Opening Prayer, Welcome Remarks, Vicariate Roll Call, Intermission Numbers, Break, Inspirational Talk and Holy Mass. The theme...
Posted on June 25, 2014 | No CommentsAklan, June 10, 2014 – Over a series of meetings of the Diocesan BEC Coordinators and Lay Representatives in the Sub-Region of Western Visayas (WV), an ongoing plan of setting up a Sub-Regional BEC Institute attached to St. Joseph Regional Seminary in the Archdiocese of Jaro is being conceptualized. In their initial brainstorming held last August 26, 2013 the group...
Posted on June 15, 2014 | 2 CommentsOn June 7, 2014, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called on the Catholic faithful to manifest the characteristics of a renewed church through the promotion of Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC) in every Catholic household. In his talk during the Manila Archdiocesan General Pastoral Assembly (MAGPAS), Tagle stressed the importance of BECs as the “expression of a renewed Church,” as...