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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Willy Villas

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): ______________________________


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? 1981

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? Social Action/Service

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 33

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: all

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: all

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 33

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 5

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 5

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 28

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: angkan, kawan & munting kristiyanong kapitbahayan (MKK), pamayanan & family 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 & 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 & Vicariate forane assembly

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar, Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing, Occasional Evangelization Seminars & formation of the core team and MKK members

Best Practices in Evangelization: dalaw pamilya, different modules for Bible sharing, Tapungan, Saknungan, & service component

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: follow-ups, priests’ priority, full time community organizers & financial aspect

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: prayer meetings and bible sharing

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: celebration of the word of God with Holy Communion.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 7

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: IGP/Livelihood, cooperatives, sustainable agriculture, political education, ecology & microfinance (SAKLAW FOUNDATION)

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: microfinance & sustainable agriculture

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: other areas of concern are not active.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? Yes

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

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Tapong sa Hapag

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: follow ups & commitment of the givers

Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese

Liturgical-evangelical (bible sharing & liturgical celebration only): Mostly

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


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