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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Alvin H. Codilla

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Enriquieta P. Quijada


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? 1986

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

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? Commission on Education

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 148 including the chaplaincies

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 120

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 60

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 20

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 40

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 45

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 43

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, cells & BEC through Marian devotion

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:

Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange

Parish BEC assembly/exchange

Parish BEC day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis: _________________

Best Practices in Evangelization: committed leaders; house-to-house visit w/ counseling; internalization of gospel values; weekly bible/gospel sharing-MAKALIPANG

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: lack of sustaining activity, lack of support of priest; lack of competent person to guide bible study.

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

Others: devotions, dawn rosary & KSP

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Pilgrimage, Holy Rosary, Mass sponsoring, Advent & Lenten recollection, Bible study & bible sharing Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Limited time, lack of participation, lack of sustainability.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 50

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture, governance, ecology & peace-building

Others: Livelihood trainings; love offering, PISKAD-piso kada semana

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

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: lack of fund; financial capability, limited participation

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: only “second collection” occassionally

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: no program in this regard


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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