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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Pedro P. Lamata

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? 1981, First Diocesan Pastoral Assembly of Davao (APAD I)

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? Coordination Meetings of Pastoral Agencies’ Directors

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 36

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 36

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 36

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

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

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

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 26

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

Location of parishes-with-BECs:  Rural areas only-11, urban areas/cities-8, both rural & urban areas-17

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

Shape/Form of BECs: chapel-centered only & 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, zone/district level, parish level & vicariate level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly:

Archdiocesan BEC assembly/exchange

Parish & Vicariate Gatherings

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Bible Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

Others: CFC Household, Evangelization seminar, weekly Kasaulogan sa Pulong (KSP), SOS, Basic Christian Formation (BCF)

Best Practices in Evangelization: active participation of leaders & members, Zone Basic

Christian Formation, Basic seminars conducted regularly, PSP Han-ay (A short catechesis

given to the community before weekly Liturgy of the word, Kasaulogan sa Pulong (KSP), Pro-

life seminar, Catholic Doctrine Seminar, ongoing formation develops camaraderie among

formators and BEC members, GKK Visitation & Mass, strong sense of volunteerism of GKK

leaders, Monthly GKK leaders formation, Rosary, Clustering, the use of

technology/powerpoint presentations and readiness of formators and support of the parish

priests, fiesta novena inputs & recollections.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: attendance, multi-media (TV shows),

shortened lecture as members could not be sustained if lengthened, lack of evaluation on the

impact of evangelization to the GKK/participants, lack of time and reflection on every topic

presented, less participants.

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: Birthday Mananita, Cenacle, Dawn Rosry, Prayer Healing, Charismatic & Procession

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Anointing of the sick, Kasaulogan sa

Domingo (KSD), Hinugpungay sa fiesta, novena mass during fiesta (pilgrimage), weekly

devotional prayer, house to house rosary, Family Cluster Bible Rosary (FCBR), Cluster

Penitential Prayer (CPP), Bisita familia/Silingan, Bible sharing, fiesta mass & Kasaulogan sa Patay.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: less attendance,

misunderstanding of leaders, lck of preparation of leaders.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 17

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid/Hospital, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperative, Sustainable agriculture, political education, ecology, peace-building

Others: Scholarship for the Indigent, Health, Botika, Bigasan, Caritas & Disaster QRT

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: assistance on members during calamities.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: lack of information and dessimination, lack of knowledge about the program/project.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? No, however, there are some pilot parishes and other parishes taking initiatives adopting the Spirituality of Stewardship.

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 1

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Edad ko, halad ko, Hermana/Hermano of family sponsors during regular mass and GKK mass, pledges/commitment to tithe (financial stewardship).

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: members are complaining on monthly contributions due to financial problems, some members cannot sustain.


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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