Diocese of Lipa

 

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Jose Roy Reyes

Diocesan BEC Lay Coordinator: Petra D. de la Cuesta

 

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? Confraternity of Christian practice, Family & Life Apostolate, Social Action, Commission on Migrants and Mission, Liturgy Commission

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 62

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 19

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 10

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 3

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

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

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 16

Location of parishes-with-BECs: rural areas (75%) & both rural & urban areas (25%)

Social classes where BECs are found: rural poor (68%) & middle class (32%)

Shape/Form of BECs: chapel-centered (98%) & cells (2%)

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

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? Yes, barangay level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly: Parish BEC assembly/exchange & Parish BEC Day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar & Weekly Bible/Gospel Sharing & Occasional Evangelization Seminar

Best Practices in Evangelization: Immersion, Basic formation, Bible sharing method/Word of God

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: youth evangelization

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly & bi-monthly)

Prayer service for the dead

Block rosary & novena

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: devotional activities such as May flower devotion, October devotion & Lenten activities

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: lack of active participation in mass for those only once a month celebration.

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: ________________________________

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

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

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? ______

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