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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Roderick R. Rodeles

Diocesan BEC Lay Coordinator: Virginia Raagas


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? 2006

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 commission? Social Action, Catechism, Family & Life, Bible Apostolate & Mission

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 32

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 22

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: 6

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 2

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 5

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 17

Location of parishes-with-BECs: Rural areas only

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

Shape/Form of BECs: chapel-centered, chapel-centered with fa,ily groupings & 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, zone/district level & parish 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

Best Practices in Evangelization: The Bishop attends Parish BOS, Commission BEC leaders & gives talks.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Indifference of some if not many priests to the BEC program.

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly & bi-monthly)

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word (every Sunday)

Prayer service for the dead

Block rosary & novena

Care for the sick in the BEC Com by giving communion and last sacrament

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Eucharist, Liturgy of the wordwith communion, rosary, novenas, prayer service for the dead

Weaknesses/Areas of concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: ningas cogon attitude, poverty, laziness

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 7

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: ecology, Botika sa Barangay, Skills management, (DRRM)

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: lecture values & skills formation

Weaknesses/Areas of concern in BEC-based social program: dole out mentality, ningas cogon attitude

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? No

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

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): Few


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