4th Convention of BEC Leaders of Ipil Diocese

From January 20-22, 2014, over a thousand BEC leaders coming from 22 parishes of the diocese of Ipil gathered in Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay for the 4th Diocesan Kriska-Bible Apostolate Ministry Convention.  This event was organized by Fr. Arnold Hingone (diocesan BEC Director) and Nonoy Reganon (diocesan BEC coordinator).

The convention was held at the parish of the Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Buug. Tents were set up in the parish grounds to accomodate the delegates.

On January 20 at 2:30 pm, the convention opened with the Bible Enthronement. This was followed by the opening program. After supper, Fr. Gilbert Gente, the vicar general, gave a talk on the tithing program (Gasa Balik sa Dios) which he started in his parish and which has been adopted by the whole diocese.

The following day, the mass celebrated at six in the morning. After breakfast, the delegates had a parad around the town bringing their bibles. at 9:30 am, Fr. Joey Rapadas III (diocesan pastoral coordinator) gave a talk on Pope Francis’ “Evangelii Gaudium.” After the lunch break, Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR gave a talk on “BECs and New Evangelization for the Transmission of Faith.” At 5 pm, the delegates had their parlor games. After supper, a program was held were the delegates showcased their talents.

On the last day, the mass  celebrated at six in the morning. The delegates spent the whole morning in business meeting, pictorial, awarding and parish BEC bonding. After lunch, they were on their way home to their respective parishes.