BEC Leaders’ Assembly of Claretian Parishes in Southern Philippines

On January 23 to 25, 2014   BEC Leaders from the different Claretian parishes, mission posts in Visayas and Mindanao gathered together at the Lay Formation Institute of San Antonio Maria Claret Parish, Zamboanga City. The BEC Leader’s Assembly was organized by the Bible Commission of the Claretian Missionaries – Philippine Province headed by Rev. Fr. Pedro Cleofe, CMF. Luzon is scheduled to have the assembly on February 20 – 22, 2014 at the Bulwagang Claret of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Quezon City.

The Assembly discussed about the present BEC situation of each and every Claretian posts in Ormoc, Zamboanga Sibugay, Basilan, and Zamboanga City. Likewise, Fr. Pedro Cleofe, CMF introduced to the participants the BEC structure and program of the Diocese of Ipil. Furthermore, Fr. Angel Calvo, CMF gave a comprehensive presentation of his experiences, insights, reflections on BEC and gave some posing questions and recommendations on how to revitalize BEC in the mission areas of the Congregation. The participants plan to re-echo the discussions and to further strengthen BEC in their respective areas.