From May 20-23, 2013, some 36 diocesan pastoral workers coming from 5 dioceses of Bicol Region attended the seminar-workshop on “New Evangelization in the Year of Faith and a New Way of Being Church.” The participants came from the dioceses of Sorsogon, Legazpi, Virac, Masbate and Caceres (Naga). The workshop, which was held at the Bethlehem Pastoral Center, in Bacacay, Albay was facilitated by Fr. Amado Picardal, CSsR of the CBCP-BEC Committee. This is part of the ongoing diocesan-accompaniment program of the Asian Social Institute (ASI). Two months earlier (March 18-21, 2013), a workshop on Pastoral Leadership and Management was conducted for the same group which was facilitated by Mgr. Manny Gabriel – a consultant of the CBCP-BEC Committee.