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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? 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? Social action, education, worship & youth

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 52

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 44

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 44

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs: Liturgical

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: 14

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, ALD Formation Meeting, Parish BEC assembly/exchange, Parish BEC Day & Vicariate BEC Formation meetings, Pilgrimage, Misa de Gracia Community Foundation Anniversaries

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis: Bible Seminar, Advent and Lenten Recollection ,BEC Exchange, Monthly Formation on YPCC, Eucharistic Celebration, Basic Orientation Seminar, Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing, Occasional Evangelization Seminars & Stewardship Seminar, Sipanan

Best Practices in Evangelization: Basic catechesis on commandments and sacraments, Family Rosary/ Community, Weekly Bible Bible Sharing, Prayer Service for the Dead, Lenten Pilgrimage,

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Lack of committed Evangelizer, Some are shy to share their personal reflection

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer: Weekly Rosary, Station of the Cross, BEC Mass, Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word, Prayer service for the dead, Block rosary

Regular BEC mass (monthly or bi-monthly): Monthly

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: Feeding Program,

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

political education, ecology & peace building

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Sustainable agriculture,

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: Lack of participation due to some other concerns such as earning basic needs, vices.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? Yes

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

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: monthly pledges, continuous seminar

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: some are not yet faithful to living stewardship as a way of life.