Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga

 

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Msgr. Felicito C. Sison

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Perfecto C. Pusung, Jr.

 

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? 1996

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? Catechetical and Biblical Apostolate

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 93

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 18

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 9

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 18

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

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 17

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 1

Location of parishes-with-BECs:

rural areas only-15 urban areas/cities only-3 both rural & urban areas ___

Social classes where BECs are found:

Rural poor ________ Urban poor ______ Middles class ______ Upper class _________

Shape/Form of BECs: __________________________

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

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs?

barangay level ____ zone/district 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-18, Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing-18 & Occasional Evangelization seminars _____

Best Practices in Evangelization: Evangelization in politics at St. James Parish, Betis, Guagua, Pampanga when among ED as governor and won. BEC cells were instrumental in his winning the position.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Strongly liturgical orientation but weak in confronting social issues and politics except at St. James Parish, Betis, Guagua.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly or bi-monthly)

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Liturgical orientation

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Not all BEC members go to Sunday Mass.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: none

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid____, IGP/Livelihood ___, cooperative ____, Sustainable agriculture ___, 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? No

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: none

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: none

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: ____________________________________

Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese

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

Holistic (bible-sharing, liturgical with social action component): all___ most___ few ____