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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Cristopher C. Parraba

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? 1990

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? No

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

If there is, which commissions? Service, worship & DCCEE

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 29

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 29

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 29

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: 29

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 25

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 4

Location of parishes-with-BECs: rural areas only

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor

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

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

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? Yes, zone/district level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly: Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange and Parish BEC assembly/exchange

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar, Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing, Occasional Evangelization Seminars & awareness sessions

Best Practices in Evangelization: Gospel sharing

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: few volunteers and committed workers

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: celebration of the word

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: few attendance on Sunday celebration of the word

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture, political education & ecology

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

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: lack of fund but only four parishes have started the system.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? Yes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS)

Program in BECs: 4 parishes

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC _________________________________

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: They just started, we need more catechesis


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