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November 11-14, 2019


Apo View Hotel

150 J Camus Ext., Poblacion District,

Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur


Discerning the Challenges of the BEC Journey in the Light of the New



  • To look back to the primacy of BECs in the Philippines since the last Assembly in 2015 and in the 50-year experience of the DADITAMA’s “way of being Church”;
  • And to discern the challenges that BECs face in the light of the New Evangelization and the 500th Year of Christianization of the Philippines


CS 1: Spirituality of Stewardship on the BECs

CS 2: Pastoral Management for Priests towards BEC

CS 3: On-going Faith Formation in the BEC

CS 4: Participation of the Youth and Millennials and the Role of Social Media

CS 5: The Lumads and Indigenous Peoples’ Challenges to BEC

CS 6: The Mission and Missionary Spirituality in the BEC

CS 7: Critical Consciousness and the Promotion of Peace and Justice in the BEC

CS 8: Sustainability of BECs: Keeping the Cell Group Going and Growing



Nov. 11, 2019 (Monday)

8:00 AM Arrival and Registration
12:00 NN Lunch
3:00 PM Snacks
4:30 PM Orientation
    –   Welcome and Presentation of Delegates
    –   Venue: San Pedro Cathedral, Davao City
5:00 PM Opening Holy Mass
    Most Rev. Romulo G. Valles, D.D
    CBCP President/Archbishop of Davao
6:30 PM Going to Apo View Hotel
7:30 PM Dinner


Nov. 12, 2019 (Tuesday)

6:30AM Morning Prayer
7:00AM Breakfast
8:00AM Plenary
8:30AM Keynote: “Discerning the Challenges of BEC in the Light of the
    New Evangelization”
    Most Rev. Guillermo V. Afable, D.D.
    Bishop of Digos
9:30AM Snacks
10:00AM BEC Journey these Past 50 years
    –   De La Salle University Research Team
11:30AM The DADITAMA 50-Year Experience of BEC (AVP)
12:00NN Lunch
2:00PM Theological Reflections of the BECs in the Philippines
    Most Rev. Jose A. Cabantan, D.D.
    The Mindanao Experience
    Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Raluto and
    Rev. Fr. Randy Jasper C. Odchigue
    The Western Visayas Experience
    Rev. Fr. Midyphil Billones
    The Eastern Visayas Experience
    Rev. Fr. Daniel Franklin E. Pilario, CM
    The Luzon Experience
    Dr. Estela Padilla
    The Metro Manila Experience
    Msgr. Manuel G. Gabriel
3:30PM Snacks
4:00PM Story-Telling: Our BEC Story and Journey
    (Sharing among delegates. Delegates will be divided into small
    groups of 10 per sub-region)
5:30PM Holy Mass & Evening Prayer
    Most Rev. Abel C. Apigo, D.D.
    Bishop of Mati
6:30PM Dinner/Cultural Night
8:30PM Free Time (Swimming, etc)


Nov. 13, 2019 (Wednesday)

6:30AM Morning Prayer
7:00AM Breakfast
8:00AM Plenary
    –   Summary of Day 1-2
    –   Looking ahead to Day 3
8:30AM Orientation on the Concurrent Session to Discern the Significant
    Challenges to the BECs in the Philippines in the Light of the New
9:00AM Concurrent Sessions
    –   Snacks will be served in the respective sessions
    –   Delegates will be requested to pre-register their preferred
    concurrent session
    –   Documentors from the Seminary
    –   Reports per Concurrent Session will focus on
12:00NN Lunch
2:00PM Presentation of Learnings/Challenges/Recommendations
3:00PM Sub-regional Assembly
    –   Discernment of the Challenges in the Light for New
    Evangelization and 500th YOC
    –   Snacks will be served per Sub-region
    –   Creative presentation per Sub-region
6:00PM Mass & Evening Prayer
    Most Rev. Jose A. Cabantan, D.D.
    Bishop of Malaybalay
7:00PM Dinner
8:00PM Creative Presentation of Sub-Regional Reports


Nov. 14, 2019 (Thursday)

6:30AM Closing Holy Mass & Sending Forth of Participants
    Most Rev. George B. Rimando, D.D.
    Auxiliary Bishop of Davao
7:30AM Home Sweet Home

–      Encounter and Immersion with BECs in the City of Davao

***Coordinators/Emcee-CBCP-BEC Team


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