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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Harlem F. Gozo

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Bro. Bernardo Pana


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? 2000

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? Commission on Service & Commission on Organization

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 41 parishes & 1 Mission Station

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 41 parishes & 1 Mission Station

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 41 Parishes & 1 Mission Station

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: none

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 42

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 30

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 12

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

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

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

Best Practices in Evangelization: Fellowship

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Urban quite difficult

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: 7 steps Gospel Sharing Method

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Members are off and on during Gospel Sharing.

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture, political education & ecology

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

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: Complacency

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? No

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 5

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Peso Kada Adlaw

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: Resentments


Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:

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

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


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