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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Antonio G. Llanes

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? 1976

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? Liturgy, Catechetics, Youth, Social Action, Family Life, Health, IPA

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 40

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 40

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 90%

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: 40%

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 60%

Location of parishes-with-BECs: Rural & semi-urban areas

Social classes where BECs are found: Mostly Poor, Middle-class & few Upper Class

Shape/Form of BECs: 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 & diocesan 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, Stewardship, BEC members renewal seminar, pre-sacramental catechesis & Bible sharing

Best Practices in Evangelization: Participative & Experiential approach

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Lack of simplified & interactive modules

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

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Good attendance in the BEC Mass, Home visitations

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: preparation of lay ministers for reflections in the Celebration of the Word.

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 70%

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Organic farming, political education & ecology

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: IGP, Sustainable agriculture/Organic farming & mutual aid

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: lessening support from the parish & lessening numbers of volunteers as GKK social action workers.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? Yes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 95% of parishes

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Most of BEC members are generous

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS:

linked to policies in receiving the Sacraments (sanction)

lessening catechesis/formation on stewardship

system of collection in the BEC

varied percentages of sharing with the parish


Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:

Liturgical-evangelical (bible-sharing & liturgical celebration only): Many/Most

Holistic (bible-sharing, liturgical with social action component): a good number of BECs are growing to becoming more integral/holistic