Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Rolex Nueva
Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Diocesan Implementing Body & DPT.
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? Late 70’s
Is the BEC as pastoral thrust reflected in the vision-mission & policies of the diocese? Yes
Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? Yes (Diocesan Pastoral Team)
Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? No (Parish Pastoral Teams)
Is there coordination and collaboration with other diocesan commission in BEC formation? Yes
If there is, which commissions? SAC, Catechist, BA, Youth, Health, IPs, Liturgy
Number of Parishes in the diocese: 28
Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 28
Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: All, but some are inactive.
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: all
Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 2
Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 1
Location of parishes-with-BECs: urban areas/cities only
Social classes where BECs are found:
Rural poor, Urban Poor & Middle-class
Shape/Form of BECs:chapel-centered only
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
Parish BEC assembly/exchange
Parish BEC day
Family Day, Patronal Fiestas, DPAs (3x)
Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:
Basic Orientation Seminar
Occasional Evangelization Seminars
Others: In-Service Trainings/Meetings, SoS, Good Governance, SAC issues
Best Practices in Evangelization: Monthly overnight in-service training w/ the priests facilitating; parish engagements on social issues; PPT Monthly Meeting/Vic.
Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Lack of/Weak Spirituality of BEC leaders.
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: Novenas before Christmas, Patronal Fiestas, October & May Marian Programs & Activities
Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Monthly meeting & Sunday Gospels for the month.
Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Minimal presence of youth
Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: all
Program/activities in BECs related to social action:
Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture, governance, political education, ecology & peace-building
Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Mutual support between KK, Parish & SAC.
Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: Fear of interest/powerful/ armed groups
Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? Yes
Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: all
Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Sharing of Tithes between the parish (60%) & the BEC (40%), Financial transparency.
Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: _________________________________
Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:
Liturgical-evangelical (bible-sharing & liturgical celebration only): a Few
Holistic (bible-sharing, liturgical with social action component): Most