Diocese of Kabankalan

 

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

BEC gathering/assembly:

Parish BEC assembly/exchange

Parish BEC day

Family Day, Patronal Fiestas, DPAs (3x)

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

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