Re: National Gathering of Diocesan BEC Directors and Coordinators

To all Diocesan BEC Directors and Coordinators,

Please be informed that we will hold our National Gathering of Diocesan BEC Directors and Coordinators this coming November 28- December 1, 2016 in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Central Mindanao. The date of arrival is November 28 and the departure is December 1. So we will have two full days for our gathering (Nov. 29-30).

The purpose of this gathering is to launch the “2017 Year of the Parish as Community of Communities (BECs)” which starts on the first Sunday of Advent. This is also a time to discuss plans for a meaningful celebration of 2017: Year of the Parish as Community of Communities.

Please take note that each diocese is entitled to only TWO representatives – 1 BEC director (priest in-charge) and 1 BEC coordinator (lay or sister). So we expect the total number of participants to be 170 people.

You may start making flight reservation now. So far, Cebu Pacific is offering a promo flight (purchase dates March 8-10) which you may avail (it will only cost P400 + one way). If you are taking the plane, please reserve a flight from your airport of origin to Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan Airport) preferably in the morning up to noon time of November 28. Malaybalay is 92 km from Cagayan de Oro by bus. Your return flight should be December 1 from noon time to afternoon or the following morning if you intend to go sightseeing.

Sincerely,

Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR
Executive Secretary
CBCP-BEC Committee
March 8, 2016