QUEZON City, May 29, 2012―Over 400 participants joined the annual Diocesan Basic Ecclesial Day of the Diocese of Cubao last May 26 at Christ the King Parish, Quezon City.
Dubbed as BEC Ugnayan sa Diyosesan Pamayan or UsaD Pa!, the participants from the 46 parishes covered by the Diocese of Cubao gathered together to celebrate their BEC day with the theme “Nalalapit kay Kristo… Nagkakalapit sa isa’t isa… lumalapit sa Kapwa.”
Fr. Amado Picardal, Executive Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ BEC Office said commemorating BEC day in the diocese is important as it is an expression and celebration of unity among BECs and the diocese.
He said that based on the theme, there are three important points to reflect on: Ang BEC na nalalapit kay Kristo (Communion with Christ); second, Nagkakalapit sa isa’t isa sa BEC (Communion with one another) and lastly, Ang BEC na lumalapit sa kapwa (the missión of the BEC).
The participants were given a chance to further their understanding and deepen their reflection about the theme as they were divided into small groups after Picardal’s talk.
BEC priest minister of the Diocese of Cubao, Fr. Nelson Orqueta, said the annual BEC day celebration is a step closer in achieving their dream of having BEC units established in all parishes of the diocese. (Ronalyn Regino)