Parish BEC Congress – Consolacion, Cebu

On May 5, 2012, the San Narciso Parish of Consolacio, Cebu held the first Parish BEC Congress at the Consolacion Covered Court. BEC members and leaders from the five zones of the parish attended the whole-day event which was graced by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma who presided at the 9 am Pontifical Mass. The team of pastors concelebrated: Fr. Arnulfo Rendon (moderator), Fr. Ditdit Lape, Fr. Paul Tunacao, Fr. Ben Ejares, Fr. Soc Cabanig. The CBCP-BEC executive secretary, Fr. Amado Picardal, was also present. He gave the keynote address during the Congress proper which started after lunch.

The Congress proper which started after lunch opened with words of welcome from the PPC president, Ms. Teresita Pitogo. After the acknowledgment of participants, Fr. Ditdit Lape talked about the purpose fo the congress. This was followed by the sharing of testimonies by representatives of the five zones. After the intermission number presented by Zone 2, Fr. Picardal delivered the keynote address, which was then followed by an open forum. Later, the special awards were presented to the parish BEC formators’ team. After several participants shared thier impressions, the Congress ended with the “challenge” presented by Fr. Arnulfo Rendon.