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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Orlando Cantillon

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Nene Concepcion


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? 2003

Is the BEC as pastoral thrust reflected in the vision-mission & policies of the diocese? Yes

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? Yes (commission)

Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? Yes (4 Vicariate)

Is there coordination and collaboration with other diocesan commission in BEC formation? Yes

If there is, which commissions? Vocation, Family Life, Media & Public Affair

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 30

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 29

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 25

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 14

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 16

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: not yet

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: none

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

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

Shape/Form of BECs: chapel-centered with family groupings & cells

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/exchange & Parish BEC assembly/exchange

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar & Weekly Bible/Gospel Sharing & Leaders Formation seminar

Best Practices in Evangelization: Bible sharing

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: less number of facilitators and catechists

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (weekly & bi-monthly)

Weekly Community Bible Service/Celebration of the Word (Bible sharing)

Block rosary & novena

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: street masses

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: less participation of the community, areas are noisy.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 13

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

IGP/Livelihood & Cooperative

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

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: Lack of capital

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? Yes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 3

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: soliciting sponsors per Brgy. (sub-parish) who will pledge monthly contribution for BEC.

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: none yet


Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:

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


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