Diocese of Lingayen-Dagupan


Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: __________________________________

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Sr. Amparo T. Hilot, SJBP


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? 2002

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

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? ______

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? Social action, education, worship & youth

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 37

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 24

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 5

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: 10

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 10

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 14

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

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor

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

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 & Vicariate BEC Formation meetings

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

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

Best Practices in Evangelization: Basic catechesis on commandments and sacraments.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: no enough formation on the part of the leaders.

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

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Pilgrimage to Marian, Holy Rosary & Bible sharing

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Some are shy to share their personal reflection

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 3

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture, good governance,

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? Yes

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

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