On September 1, 2012, over two thousand leaders and members of Basic Ecclesial Communities coming from various parishes of the diocese of Malolos gathered at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy Parish Gymnasium in Marilao, Bulacan. This is the 5th annual diocesan BEC assembly dubbed as “Toldang Tipanan.” The event started at 8 am up to 1 pm.
Fr. Rogelio Cruz, the diocesan BEC director welcomed the participants and gave a report on the state and development of the BECs in the diocese. Two priests shared their experiences on forming BECs in their respective parishes – Fr. Dars Cabral and Fr. Rico Trinidad.
Fr. Amado Picardal, executive secretary of the CBCP-BEC committee was the guest speaker who deepened the theme of the gathering: “BEC: Kapitbahayan ng Biyaya at Pananampalataya.”
The Closing Eucharist was presided by Fr. Prospero Tenorio – the Chairman of the Diocesan Commission on Formation. After the Eucharist, the agape or fellowship meal followed.