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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. William P. Ramos

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Chit Mercado


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? 2008

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? Family, Human Promotion, Liturgy, Youth, Rel. Education

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 52

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 46

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 10

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: 39

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 31

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 8

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

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor, urban poor, middle class, upper class

Shape/Form of BECs:chapel-centered-20 chapel-centered with family groupings-15 cells-11

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

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

parish level & vicariate level only

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

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

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar & Weekly Bible/Gospel Sharing; BEC Institute

Best Practices in Evangelization: Faith sharing, community service

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: lack of support from the pastor

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass 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: Misa to Mesa

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

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 23

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutua aid-15, IGP/Livelihood-8, Cooperative-9, Sustainable agriculture-3

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: 13

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): Few

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


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