On June 25 2013, the diocese of Antipolo celebrated its 30th anniversary as a diocese. BECs from various parishes of the diocese joined in the celebration by attending the Mass at 10:00 am at the Cathedral presided by Bishop Gabriel Reyes. After the mas there was a motorcade to the parish of the Immaculate Conception where the BEC big day was held.
Upon arrival the members and leaders of the BECs had lunch. There were booths where the BECs exhibited the products of their livelihood projects.
At 1:30 pm the program started. This was the flow of activities:
1:30 Singing of BEC songs
welcome address – Fr. Bien Miguel – the diocesan BEC director
2:00 – sharing of experiences: BECs in San Isidro Labrador Parish – Fr. Rene Silgas
2:15 – reading of statement of support from nearby dioceseses (Manila, Pasig, Novaliches, Paranaque, Cubao, Malolos, Kaloolan)
2:30 – sharing of experiences: BECs in the parish of Lady of the Holy Rosary – Fr. Sandy Enhaynes
3:00 – talk by Ms. Jo Ignacio – NASSA BEC program coordinator
3:30 – keynote speech: Fr. Amado Picardal, CSsR, CBCP-BEC Executive Secretary
4:15 – sharing of experiences: BECs in Sta. Ursula Parish – Fr. Ric Eguia
4:30 – presentation: The Role of Social Action in relation to BECs – Ma. Cecille Tigala
4:45 – The State of BECs in the Diocese of Antipolo – Mona Valencia – diocesan BEC Coordinator
5:00 – end