October 11-13, 2011 – National Gathering of Diocesan BEC Directors

National Gathering of Diocesan BEC Directors

Bukal ng Tipan Center, in Maryhill, Taytay Rizal

October 11-13, 2011

From October 11-13, 2011, directors/coordinators of Basic Ecclesial Communities coming from 57 dioceses all over the Philippines  gathered at the Bukal ng Tipan Center, in Maryhill, Taytay Rizal. The delegates from Surigao and Catarman failed to arrive due to Typhoon Ramon. The gathering was organized by the National BEC team of the CBCP-BEC committee composed Bishop George Rimando (chairman), the executive secretary (Fr. Picardal), the consultants (Mgr. Manny Gabriel, Mgr. Jomari Delgado and Dr. Estela Padilla). Bishop Broderick Pabillo (vice-chairman of CBCP-BEC Committee and chairman of Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace) also attended together with 2 observes from the National Secretariat of Social Action. The Staff of Bukal ng Tipan (headed by Fr. Mark Lesage) acted as the secretariat and documentors of the Gathering.

The purpose of this gathering was to establish connection between the CBCP-BEC national office and the diocesan BEC directors and among themselves, come up with a preliminary general assessment of the BECs in the Philippines, develop regional networking/linkages and plan for the regional BEC assemblies starting 2012. This was also an opportunity to explain the role of the CBCP-BEC Committee and the National BEC team and to introduce the new website (the Cyber-Office) which will function as a means of means of inter-connection, communication and exchange.

Below is the program of activities:

Date & Time-frame Activity Persons In-charge
October 118:00 am – 12:00 noon12:00 –2:30 pm2:30-4:00 pm4:00 – 4:30 pm 4:30 – 7:00 pm 



Arrival & registrationLunch/siestaOpening LiturgyWelcome/Orientation/ Introduction Merienda 

General Assessment/Presentation of Collated Results of the Responses to the Survey/Small group sharing


Bukal ng Tipan staff– Bishop Pabilllo (presider & homilist) Bishop Rimando: welcome address)Orientation: Fr. Picardal–Facilitator: Estela
October 12  

7:00 – 8:00 am

8:00 – 8:15

8:15 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:30

10:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 2:30

2:30 – 4:00


4:30 – 6:00





Morning Prayer

Panel Discussion/Forum


Overview of CBCP-BEC office/ Review of Resolutions of 2008 BEC national assembly presentation of website, open forum

Lunch break

Planning session (by region)



Closing Liturgy




Led by Mgr. Gabriel

Fr. Picardal



Facilitator: Mgr. Jomari


Bishop Rimando (presider & final message)

October 13 7:00 am BreakfastDeparture