Diocese of Masbate

 

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Fidel A. Tambago, Jr.

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): none

 

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? 1998

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

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? No

Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? No

Is there coordination and collaboration with other diocesan commission in BEC formation? No

If there is, which commissions? ______________________________________

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 28

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 7

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: none

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 2

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 5

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 3

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 7

Location of parishes-with-BECs: rural areas only

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor

Shape/Form of BECs: cells only

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

BEC gathering/assembly: Parish BEC assembly/exchange & BEC’s Anniversary

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar, Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing, Occasional Evangelization Seminars & others such as: recollection, marriage validation, adult baptism, LSS-Charismatic

Best Practices in Evangelization: LSS, catechesis

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: financial support, lack of interest of some priests to implement BECs in the parish.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass monthly

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word/Weekly cell Bible service

Prayer service for the dead

Block rosary and others such as: Santa Cruzan, Pastoral town fiesta

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: monthly mass

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: participants are mostly women and children.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: none

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: political education-PPCRV

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

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: Piso a day program for seven years

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: Lack of proper information

 

Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese

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

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