Diocese of Calbayog

 

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Niceas A. Abejuela

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): ____________________________

 

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? February 1990, Diocesan Pastoral Assembly

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? Yes

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

If there is, which commissions? SAC, Lay Formation, Health, Youth, FLA

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 35 parishes & 5 mission centers

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 35 parishes & 5 mission centers

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 30

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 10

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 10

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 10

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 5

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 with family groupings

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

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? Yes, zone/district level, parish level & vicariate level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly:

Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange

Parish BEC assembly/exchange

Parish BEC day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Pre-Jordan seminar & Pre-Cana seminar

Best Practices in Evangelization______________________________________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Lack of volunteer catechists

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer

Regular BEC mass (monthly or 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: ____________________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Lack of participation among

the men, the youth from the age bracket of 17-25.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 15

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

IGP/Livelihood, Sustainable agriculture, governance, political education, ecology & peace- building

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: sustainable agriculture & health

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: mutual aid & cooperatives

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? No

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: None

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: None

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: none

 

Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:

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