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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Bienvenido C. Miguel, Jr.

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Ramona S. Valencia


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? _____

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? No

If there is , which commissions? WESTYVFLA on Parish level

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 63

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 41

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 16

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 4

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 22

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 11

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 31

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

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor, Urban Poor and Middle-class

Shape/Form of BECs: community centered

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 and vicariate level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly: Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange, Parish BEC assembly/exchange and Parish BEC Day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar, Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing and Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Best Practices in Evangelization: Bukluran (faith sharing), yearly BEC Trainor’s Training/Seminars and its 7 months follow-up, catechesis, retreat and recollection

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: streetmass, bukluran, block rosary, sacramental, mass, novena & devotions

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: _________________

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 39

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture, good governance, political education & ecology

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

implementing nutrition program, livelihood program, social/political issues

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: ___________

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): All

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

Developmental – yearly BEC Trainer’s Training and 7 months follow-up

Liberational – livelihood, issues and concerns of the communities


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