On August 6, 2013, the vicariate of Mactan Island in the archdiocese of Cebu celebrated the 9th anniversary of the Basic Ecclesial Communities. The vicariate is composed of the following parishes: Sto. Nino de Cebu (Mactan), Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Marigondon), Our Lady of Fatima (Pusok), Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Babag), Sacred Heart of Jesus (Pajac), San Roque (Cordova) and the Virgen de Regla National Shrine (Lapulapu). The parish priests (all belonging to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart) with their BEC leaders and members gathered at the newly-built parish covered court in Marigondon.
Below is the program of the festivity:
10:00 am – Holy Mass (presided by Fr. Samuel Patriarca, MSC – BEC vicariate priest-in-charge, and concelebrated by the parish priests in the vicariate)
11:30 – agape/Lunch
12:30 pm – creative/cultural presentations by the various parishes
1:35 pm – Keynote address: Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR – on BECs and Integrated Faith Formation
3:30 – open forum
4:30 – Giving of Tokens and Raffle draw