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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Benjie Ledesma

Diocesan BEC Lay Coordinator- Tatang I. Mendoza


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? 1990

Is the BEC as pastoral thrust reflected in the vision-mission & policies of the diocese? No

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? Yes

Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? Yes, 7/13

Is there coordination and collaboration with other diocesan commission in BEC formation? None at all

If there is, which commissions? none

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 87

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 62

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 37

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 15

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 47

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 57

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 39


Location of parishes-with-BECs: urban areas/cities only

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

Shape/Form of BECs: chapel-centered only-28 & cell only-34

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 & vicariate level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly: Diocesan BEC assembly, Parish BEC assembly & Parish BEC Day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar & Weekly Bible/Gospel Sharing & Occasional Evangelization Seminar

Best Practices in Evangelization: Bible study, catechetical instruction & adult catechism

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: _____________________________

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (weekly & bi-monthly)

Prayer service for the dead

Block rosary & novena

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Area Mass, sick visitation

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

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 24

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

IGP/Livelihood, cooperatives, political education & ecology

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: _________

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 : Most

Developmental : Few

Holistic : Few


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