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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Ruben J. Maybuena

Diocesan BEC Religious Coordinator: Sr. Elsa C. Compuesto, MSM


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? 2010

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 Education & Lay Formation (CELF), CSSD

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 26 parishes, 1 Quasi Parish & 1 Mission Community

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 28

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 28

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: 9

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 15

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

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

Social classes where BECs are found: urban poor

Shape/Form of BECs: a combination of cells or family groupings, chapels & barangay

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

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? Yes

Barangay 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 & Fellowship

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar & Weekly Bible/Gospel Sharing & Occasional Evangelization Seminar; Basic Bible Seminar, Skills Training Seminar (Organizing, Communicating & Facilitating a Meeting & Bible Sharing, Servant & Christian Leadership), Team Building, etc.

Best Practices in Evangelization: Bible sharing or Bibliarasal, Children & Adult Catechesis

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: work, watching movie series or teleserye, some are ok that they are being visited but they don’t like to visit other neighbors having bibliarasal, vices, etc.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly & bi-monthly)

Weekly Community Bible Service/Celebration of the Word

Prayer service for the dead

Block rosary & novena; and others such as: seasonal activities like pabasa, station of the cross (street & family groupings), May flower

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Mass, Bible sharing or bibliarasal, Patronal Home visitation

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

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 15

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, cooperatives, political education, ecology, &peace building; and others such as: scholarship, feeding, medical & dental mission/services, collecting & sharing of relief goods for the victims of calamity.

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: scholarship, feeding, medical & dental mission/services, collecting & sharing of relief goods for the victims of calamity.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: periodic, lack of education component & dull-out

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? No

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

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Only in Sagrada Familia Parish have what they call Handog Pag-ibig.

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: the old arancel system still in practice


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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