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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Feliciano A. Agatep

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Sr. Josephine Tabingay, SIHM


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? 1997

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? Youth, Social Action, Ed-Com, Faith & Doctrine

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 19

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 12

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 8

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 8

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 6

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

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 15

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

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

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

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

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? Yes

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

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar, Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing & Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Best Practices in Evangelization: Home visitations, casual & occasional sharing of faith, doctrine & Christian values on wakes & marriages

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Economic condition of families; mushrooming sects that bring confusion and pollution to people.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word

Prayer service for the dead

Block rosary, novena & Priestless Sunday Services

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: church preparations and liturgical tasking in different ministries, leading community services/novenas

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Business in coping up economic conditions, complying in their own ways & practices.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 5

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, cooperatives, sustainable agriculture, ecology, peace building & organic farming & gardening.

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Bayanihan & volunteerism

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: envy & intrigues; not all priests are convinced of it.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? No

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS)

Program in BECs: 2

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: on the process of information & formation

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: on the process of information & formation

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


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