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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Ernie P. Pessimo

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Romeo M. Gohil


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? Commission on Integral Formation

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 20 parishes & 1 Chaplaincy

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 20 parishes

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 4

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 7

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 13

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 5

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 8

Location of parishes-with-BECs: rural areas only

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor

Shape/Form of BECs: 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 & vicariate 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: House to house, Dalaw Patron

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: __________________

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: _______________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Lack of formation module on prayer life or on faith formation in general

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 4

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

IGP/Livelihood, Sustainable agriculture, political education and other selected issues & concerns on ecology

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: P.O. Organizing

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: lack of faith foundation formation.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? Yes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 20 & 1 Chaplaincy

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Regular balik-handog giving from all members of DK organized communities.

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: The stewardship program is not viewed by some members as Christian responsibility but as an obligation. Also, the program is has limitation in terms of promotion to all catholic in a sense that majority of them are not yet evangelized and organized.

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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