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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Segundo G. Auxillian, Jr.

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Sr. Anathalia M. Ysug, Mslt


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? 1982

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? Family & Life Apostolate (FALA), Biblical Apostolate, Catechesis, Youth, Committee on Finance, Commission on Social Services

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 25

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 24

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 19

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 24

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 9

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: none

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode: 24

Location of parishes-with-BECs: Rural areas only

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor & Middle-class

Shape/Form of BECs: chapel-centered with family groupings & cells

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

Regular Evangelization Seminars

Best Practices in Evangelization: Home evangelization/visitations, Flores de Mayo, On-going formation

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Lack of human resources and sustainability, financial constrains

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; Flores de Mayo

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Regular Recollection, Prayer for the sick,

Holy Eucharist, Via Crucis and BECs Anniversary celebrations

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Attendance of men members, irregularity of the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Human Resources

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, governance & political education

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

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

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? Yes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 18

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: monthly pledges, cells sponsoring during Holy Mass

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


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