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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Diogenes B. Barja & Glenda Vader

Diocesan BEC Lay Coordinator: Gisella Miralo


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? November 2011

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

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? _______

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? ______________________________________

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 47

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 36

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 47

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 25

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 11

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: both rural & urban areas

Social classes where BECs are found: rural poor, urban poor & middle class

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, parish & vicariate level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly: Parish BEC Day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel Sharing

Occasional Evangelization Seminar

Recollection & on-going formation for BEC leaders and formation teams

Best Practices in Evangelization: institutionalization of evangelization/formation modules; maximizing internal resources for evangelization; adaptability of modules to all levels of participants (youth & aduts).

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: evangelization/formation is not a priority for some parish priests

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: Worship/prayer with evangelization

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 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:

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


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