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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Romeo G. Lopez

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Catherine Gayo


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? 2006

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? Yes

If there is, which commissions? Biblical Apostolate, Catechetics & Youth

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 28

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 14

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: 5

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: 1

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 3

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

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

Shape/Form of BECs: 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

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly: Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar & Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Best Practices in Evangelization: Barangay masses & Catechetical Program

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Finances to sustain program

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: Leadership seminars

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: few leaders & poor attendance

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: IGP/Livelihood, cooperatives & political education

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: 5

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


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