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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Loreno Robles

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Ma. Lizet D. Linehan


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? Yes

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

If there is , which commissions? WESTY

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 79 parishes, 9 mission stations & 1 quasi-parish = 89

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 72 parishes & 6 mission stations

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 72 parishes & mission station

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 35 parishes & 5 mission stations

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:1

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 37 parishes & 1 mission station

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 & 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

barangay level, 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

Archdiocesan & Vicariate BEC Day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Best Practices in Evangelization: regular PTF meetings, BEC assembly & BOS, BBS, Leadership trainings, Sacraments

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: less participation in attendance, only few will response, not people’s priority, lack of time, most of the parishioners were passive to any call for evangelization, negative parishioners response, lack of leaders commitment and perseverance.

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: regular prayer meetings, liturgical celebrations

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: ______________

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture & ecology

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: feeding program, mutual aid & few livelihood

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: man power, lack of programs & funds

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: mutual aid

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: irregularity in giving their tithings, lack of understanding about tithings, no archdiocesan policy about it, implementation is from the initiatives of the parish priests and the vicariate level, only Cebuano areas.


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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