Diocese of Imus (Cavite)

 

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Randel Marero / Fr. Gilbert Villas

Diocesan BEC Religious Coordinator: _______________________________

 

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? After the PCP II, the diocese have BEC called Tipanan in the lowland areas of Cavite and Damayan in the upland areas of Cavite. After the Diocesan Pastoral Planning in the year 1999, the diocese had a Diocesan Pastoral Priorities for Evangelization and the BEC became the diocesan pastoral thrust.

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? Catechist, Liturgy & Social Action

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 67

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 28

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 28

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 28

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 0

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 0

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 0

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

Social classes where BECs are found: rural poor & urban poor

Shape/Form of BECs: chapel-centered & 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 & parish level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes in some parishes & no in some parishes

BEC gathering/assembly: not yet happened

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Weekly Bible/Gospel Sharing

Best Practices in Evangelization: _________________________________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: ______________________

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly & 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 service for the dead & block rosary

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

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 5

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

IGP/Livelihood, cooperatives, sustainable agriculture & political education

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

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: _______________

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): Most

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