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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Rene B. Eriga (SAC Director)

Diocesan BEC Lay Coordinator: _________________________


Is the formation of BECs a pastoral thrust/priority of the diocese? _________

If Yes, when was the promotion/forming of BECs adopted as diocesan pastoral thrust/program? _____

Is the BEC as pastoral thrust reflected in the vision-mission & policies of the diocese? ____

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? Yes

Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? ______

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

If there is, which commissions? _______

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 82

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: _____

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: ______

Number of BECs in Diocese: 14

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

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

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: ___

Location of parishes-with-BECs: rural areas & both rural & urban areas (relocations)

Social classes where BECs are found: rural poor & urban poor (relocatees)

Shape/Form of BECs: cells only (start), chapel-centered only (2nd stage of development) & chapel-centered with family groupings

Are the BECs considered part of the structure of these parishes? Yes for some, for others in the process

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

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly: Parish BEC Day for some

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

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

Best Practices in Evangelization: weekly Bible sharing with life testimonies, daily block rosary, street masses, weekly gathering leading to community organizing, prayer for the dead & novena

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: poor attendance due to conflict of schedule, lack of commitment of some members in the implementation of agreed activities, some leaders are too dependent on the parish priest & some activities are within the cells only.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass at the barangays

Bible service in areas with no regular Sunday mass

Prayer service for the dead

Block rosary & novena

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: homilies are down to earth with catechetical and scriptural basis, cell bible-reading and sharing leading to counseling by BEC leaders, block rosary, prayer for the dead and novena.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: facilities for the activities are not adequate, attendance, schedule of activities & follow up of members not regular.

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, cooperative, sustainable agriculture, political education, ecology & peace building

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Livelihood (candle making, rug making, footware, ready to wear), community based health program, matching scholars, linkages, volunteerism, partnership & damayan system

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: lack of capital for IGP, few staff & no livelihood program

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing sytem? No

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

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: N/A

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: N/A


Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:

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

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


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