Central Visayas Diocesan BEC Directors & Coordinators Meet in Bohol

On 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 and implement the BEC program in all the parishes in their dioceses, funding, the involvement of the parish priest. Fr. Julian Lupot, the BEC director of Tagbilaran shared about the effect of the recent earthquake on the BECs, their involvement in disaster relief and rehabilitation,  deepening of the faith, etc. Fr. Picardal, of the CBCP-BEC committee office, gave an update about the initial preparation for the BEC National Assembly which will be held in Manila in October 2015. The directors decided to meet again in Cebu on August 18-19, 2014 to plan for their common activities leading up to the BEC National Assembly. This will be a bigger gathering with  5 delegates from each diocese expected to attend (BEC directors, coordinators and other leaders and practitioners).