Diocese of Boac

 

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Allan L. Malapad

Diocesan BEC Lay Coordinator: Maria Elma A. Mansia

 

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? From 1982 promotion of BEC program started, but on 2005 adopted as diocesan pastoral thrust/program

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? Service, formation, worship, youth commission

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 14

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 14

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 14

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 2

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 12

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 10

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 2

Location of parishes-with-BECs: rural areas only-14

Social classes where BECs are found: rural poor-13 & urban poor-1

Shape/Form of BECs: cells only-2 & chapel-centered with family groupings-12; sitio level/unit

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

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? Yes, barangay level-126 BEC areas, parish level-14 & vicariate level-3 vicariate in the whole diocese

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes, in 14 parishes

BEC gathering/assembly: Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange-every 5 years diocesan celebration, Parish BEC assembly/exchange & Parish BEC Day-yearly in 14 parishes; BEC family in 126 BEC areas/levels-important activities yearly

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar –priority seminar for new and old BEC members

Weekly Bible/Gospel Sharing- regular and priority activities of 126 BEC areas w/ 169 units

Occasional Evangelization Seminar-Voters education, faith, life integration, station of the cross

Recollection & retreat

Best Practices in Evangelization: prayer, holy mass & seminars

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: small attendance during bible sharing in some BEC areas (20% of 126 BEC areas)

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly & bi-monthly)-majority of 126 BEC areas have once a month regular mass

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word-mostly all BEC areas celebrated 2 times a month

Station of the Cross, BEC Mass & Divine Mercy

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Commission readers, Acolytes, lectors

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: 25% of BEC members are not attending the Mass (irregular)

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 14

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: Health program-feeding, herbal cooking, medical mission, etc.

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: project monitoring & implementation, IRA watch campaigned, PPCRV volunteer, regular monthly meeting

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: other lending institution

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? Yes-4 parishes & No-10 parishes

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

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Parish self-sufficiency program, Balik-handog, mass intention & fund sourcing

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: some are in-active support for the implementation program

 

Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:

Liturgical-evangelical (bible sharing & liturgical celebration only): Few-5% of total 126 BEC areas

Holistic (bible-sharing, liturgical with social action component): All-95% of 126 BEC areas