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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Antonio I. Ancheta

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): none


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? 1980

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 at the moment, there used to be.

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

If there is, which commissions? Commission on Education & Commission on Social Apostolate

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 36

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 15

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 15

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 36

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 0

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 15

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

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

Social classes where BECs are found: rural poor

Shape/Form of BECs: chapel-centered only

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

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? Yes, Barangay level & parish 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, Weekly Bible/Gospel sharing & Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Best Practices in Evangelization: Barangay –based volunteer Catechists

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: No adult catechesis & most Catecists are not yet attracted to kingly mission or social apostolate.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly or bi-monthly)

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word

Prayer service for the dead

Block rosary & novena

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Barangay-based EMHCs

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Most EMHCs & Liturgical Ministers are not pro-active to social apostolate & a few EMHCs still come from parish center.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 15

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: IGP/Livelihood, cooperatives, sustainable agriculture, good governance, political education & ecology; and others such as:Health, Women, Migrants, Indigenous people, Alay Kapwa like Integrated Feeding thru Hapag-Asa.

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Community-based Health Workers, support to farmers on land & justice issues

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: most of those involved in priestly mission (liturgical lay leaders) and prophetic mission (like catechists) are hesitant to activate their kingly mission thru social apostolate. Their perspective is not yet holistic.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? Yes but not implemented

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

Program in BECs: ______

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: ______________________________________

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

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