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
Archdiocesan BEC assembly/exchange
Parish & Vicariate Gatherings
Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:
Basic Bible Seminar
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