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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): ________________________


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?

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? Yes

Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? On the process of formation

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

If there is, which commissions? Formation, Liturgy, Service (Social Action), & Youth

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 26

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: All, but in formative stage

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: at least 10 but others on formative stage.

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 26

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: none yet

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: none yet

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: none yet

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 only

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

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? Parish & Vicariate level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly:

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

Others: Charismatic seminars

Best Practices in Evangelization: Catechesis, Family visits

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Financial stability

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: Bible services

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: less participation of men in most areas.

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, governance & political education

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Relief and Rehabilitation

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: Political interventions

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? No

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: few family offerings, 1,000 family club

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: ________________________________

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: insufficient formation/education

Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:

Liturgical-evangelical (bible-sharing & liturgical celebration only): Most

Holistic (bible-sharing, liturgical with social action component): a few


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