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Diocese of Balanga

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Msgr.Antonio S. Dumaual

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Fr. Modesto Malandac & Bro. Joe Vicente

 

Is the formation of BECs  a pastoral thrust/priority of the diocese? Yes

If Yes, when was the promotion/forming of BECs adopted as diocesan pastoral thrust/program? 2010

Is the BEC as pastoral thrust reflected in the vision-mission & policies of the diocese? Yes

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? Yes

Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? No

Is there coordination and collaboration with other diocesan commission in BEC formation?  no

If there is, which commissions? In the process, but reflected in the organogram of the diocese.

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 36

Number of Parishes-with- BECs:    32

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 25

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 28

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 5

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 3

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 2

Location of parishes-with-BECs: both rural & urban areas

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor, urban poor, middle class & upper class

Shape/Form of BECs: chapel-centered, chapel-centered with family groupings & cells

Are the BECs considered part of the structure of these parishes? Yes -10 & No- 24

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? Yes, barangay level & parish level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils?  Yes-25 & No-9

BEC gathering/assembly: Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange, Parish BEC assembly/exchange-4

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar, Weekly Bible-Gospel sharing & Occasional Evangelization Seminars; and other such as monthly diocesan formation-meeting/”Alagad seminar” (2 days)

Best Practices in Evangelization: weekly bibliarasal guide w/ simple exegesis & reflection, monthly catechesis for diocesan leaders.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: not all parishes & leaders, assumed 25 parishes are regular.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Foundation mass or occasional masses

Weekly community bible service/celebration of the word

Prayer service for the dead

Block rosary & novena; and others such as family prayer in the cemetery (Nov.1), Welcome prayer in the BEC for newly baptized, vigil for the dead during the wake.

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: _______________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: just starting and not yet adopted in many parishes.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: none (as a program)

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: Mutual aid, ecology & peace-building

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: ______________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: not a parish or regular program, if ever, only occasional or in response to a problem.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? No

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs:  2, but stagnant in the same that there is no continuing promotion.

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: _______________________________________

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: no effort yet to make it diocesan, depends only with the parish priest although there have been seminars and talks on this for the clergy.

Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese

Liturgical-evangelical (bible-sharing & liturgical celebration only):  Most

Holistic (bible-sharing, liturgical with social action component):  Few

 

Diocese of Malolos

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Rogelio Cruz

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Elizabeth Javier-Magturo

 

Is the formation of BECs a pastoral thrust/priority of the diocese? Yes

If Yes, when was the promotion/forming of BECs adopted as diocesan pastoral thrust/program? 2008

Is the BEC as pastoral thrust reflected in the vision-mission & policies of the diocese? Yes

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? Yes

Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? none

Is there coordination and collaboration with other diocesan commission in BEC formation?  Yes

If there is, which commissions? Commission on Formation & Commission on Social Action & Commission on Liturgy

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 108

Number of Parishes-with- BECs:    52

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 29

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 16

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 13

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 4

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 8

Location of parishes-with-BECs: rural areas only-10         urban areas/cities only-5        both rural & urban areas 20

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor -24             Urban poor-16       Middles class -18         Upper class- 2

Shape/Form of BECs: Chapel centered only-5      chapel-centered w/ family groupings-6         cells only-17

Others: family groupings in various villages -3

Are the BECs considered part of the structure of these parishes? Yes-30    No-2

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs?

barangay level-17  zone/district level-2         parish level-15     vicariate level  ______

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils?  Yes-29    No-3

BEC gathering/assembly: Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange-Yes, the Toldang Tipanan, Parish BEC assembly/exchange-12 & Parish BEC Day-12; Parish-wide meetings of BEC Leaders-8; District meeting-2; Vicarial BEC Assembly, Parish BEC Sunday Mass, Street Masses and Monthly Prayer Meeting, Quartely Fellowship, Monthly Fellowship/Mass and Kawan Meeting, House-to-House Prayer Meeting, BEC Follow up seminar & BEC Pilgrimage

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar-23, Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing-22 & Occasional Evangelization seminars-10   Others-11: continuous formation for facilitators and assts.

Bi-monthly bible sharing, Bible trivia, Basic Bible seminar, street mass & novenas, mass before the BEC sharing, monthly bible sharing, daily bible & gospel sharing, orientation and lectures during street masses.

Best Practices in Evangelization: Bible sharing/house-to-house visitation/faith sharing and bible trivia/holy mass and Basic Bible Seminar/continuous training of teachers/ weekly bible sharing for facilitators and coordinators/ streetmass/bible sharing every meeting/gathering of buklods/ Bible reading and Bible study/faith sharing, devotion and novenas/parish monthly recollection/Catholic Life in the Spirit-Seminar/Block Rosary and Spirit Empowerment seminar

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: lack of bibles/lack of trained facilitators/people are not aware of the Bible/lack of interest and poor attendance/lack of materials for evangelization/lack of local workers/lack of commitment/no bible sharing group/different religion and lack of interest in the gospel/lack of cooperation/few leaders/misunderstanding among neighbors and social differences/difficult to gather neighbors/lack of interest in the bible sharing/hard to form groups with members not having attended seminars/lack of funds.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly or bi-monthly) -12

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word-12

Prayer Service for the Dead-17

Block rosary-15

Novena-7

Others-6: visitations and gatherings/first Saturday procession/Toldang Tipanan/Couples for Christ/Street Masses/Daily Bible Service and daily BEC Mass.

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: creativity/worship service and prayer meeting/encouraging members to go to Church every Sunday/praying for one another/novena, procession,fellowship mass/street mass/mass and dasal pulong (PKP)/bible sharing/monthly meeting with faith sharing/weekly bible sharing/community prayer-vigil for the sick, the dying and the dead/street mass and block rosary/Give Me Five-damayan

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: busy/activites confined to faith sharing and bible reading/lack of prayers/lack of prayer leaders/hanap-buhay/regular day of prayer and worship is not yet organized/some cannot read/poor eyesight

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 1

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid-3, IGP/Livelihood-3, cooperative-2, Sustainable agriculture-1, governance-1

political education-3  ecology-3   peace building-3   Others-2: segregation of waste; support parishioner on local employment

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: social concerns/coordination w/ cooperative during medical mission/during calamity

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: busy/time management

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? Yes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 6

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: pondo ng pinoy, damayan, monthly mass offering (not limited to BEC members only), orientation on stewardship and tithing

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: some members are poor, some members have no job

Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese

Liturgical-evangelical (bible-sharing & liturgical celebration only):  all-6   most-9   few-5

Holistic (bible-sharing, liturgical with social action component):  all-0        most-1   few-9

 

Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Msgr. Felicito C. Sison

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Perfecto C. Pusung, Jr.

 

Is the formation of BECs a pastoral thrust/priority of the diocese? Yes

If Yes, when was the promotion/forming of BECs adopted as diocesan pastoral thrust/program? 1996

Is the BEC as pastoral thrust reflected in the vision-mission & policies of the diocese? Yes

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? Yes

Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? Yes

Is there coordination and collaboration with other diocesan commission in BEC formation? Yes

If there is, which commissions? Catechetical and Biblical Apostolate

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 93

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 18

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 9

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 18

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: _______

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 17

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 1

Location of parishes-with-BECs:

rural areas only-15 urban areas/cities only-3 both rural & urban areas ___

Social classes where BECs are found:

Rural poor ________ Urban poor ______ Middles class ______ Upper class _________

Shape/Form of BECs: __________________________

Are the BECs considered part of the structure of these parishes? Yes

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs?

barangay level ____ zone/district level _____ parish level ____ vicariate level ______

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly: Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange, Parish BEC assembly/exchange & Parish BEC Day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar-18, Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing-18 & Occasional Evangelization seminars _____

Best Practices in Evangelization: Evangelization in politics at St. James Parish, Betis, Guagua, Pampanga when among ED as governor and won. BEC cells were instrumental in his winning the position.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Strongly liturgical orientation but weak in confronting social issues and politics except at St. James Parish, Betis, Guagua.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly or bi-monthly)

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Liturgical orientation

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Not all BEC members go to Sunday Mass.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: none

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid____, IGP/Livelihood ___, cooperative ____, Sustainable agriculture ___, political education____ ecology_____ peace building _____

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: ____________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: _____________

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? No

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: none

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: none

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: ____________________________________

Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese

Liturgical-evangelical (bible-sharing & liturgical celebration only): all

Holistic (bible-sharing, liturgical with social action component): all___ most___ few ____

 

 

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