Diocese of San Carlos, Negros

 

Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Nadio Nacario & Fr. Edwin Laude

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): __________________________

 

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? 1988

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 of Worship, Education, Service & Temporalities

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 29 parishes, 3 quasi parish & 1 chaplaincy

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 41

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 41

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 4

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 22

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 5

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 10

Location of parishes-with-BECs: Rural areas-30, urban areas/cities-3, both rural & urban areas-8

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural Poor, Urban Poor, Middle class & Upper Class

Shape/Form of BECs:

chapel-centered & chapel-centered with family groupings & sitio-based

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:

Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange

Parish BEC assembly/exchange

Parish BEC day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar on BEC & other programs before it starts

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing in other BECs & in some parishes

Occasional Evangelization Seminars (Children & youth catechetical instructions/related to family and life)

Best Practices in Evangelization: regular monthly masses & saturation of catechisms in public schools

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: lacking of volunteers & lacking of financial resources; ;ack of priests with good & proper BEC orientation

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (monthly)

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word (in other BECS & in some parishes)

Prayer service for the dead, Block rosary & Novena

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: ________________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: BECs are not sustained with the nourishment of the Word of God through regular masses because of the lack of priests and/or priests with proper orientation about the dynamics of the BECs.

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, governance, political education, ecology & peace-building; Health & Nutrition (Botika sa Parokya & Feeding Program)

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Strengthening of Parish Social Action Teams & BEC Social Action Teams (PSATs & BECSATs)

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: lack of committed volunteers, lack of skills of the volunteers & lack of financial resources & lack of support from the Parish Priest.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? Yes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 41

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: The envelope “balik-halad” system make the BECs become more generous in giving, regular update/report to the BEC parish the income related to the “balik-halad”.

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

 

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