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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Ramil Nerio

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Trinidad J. Remollo


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? November 1982

Is the BEC as pastoral thrust reflected in the vision-mission & policies of the diocese?

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 on Christian Formation, Commission on Social Action & Commission on Worship & Liturgy

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 27

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 27

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 27

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 27

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 27

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 27

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 2

Location of parishes-with-BECs: both rural & urban areas

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

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

others: Kristohanong Kasilinganan

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:

Parish BEC assembly/exchange

Parish BEC day

Board of Parish representative meeting

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Others: Thru inputs, deepening on year of faith, Leadership, Sons & Daugthers Encounter, SELF Enconni

Best Practices in Evangelization: Integral Evangelization, CREPE, Pre-Cana, Pre-Baptism, Pre-Confirmation, GKK Monitoring, Marriage Encounter Weekend Seminar

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Work, time, financial constraint, poverty, health, conflict of leaders, overlapping of activities, lack of volunteers

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: Kriska session, Barangay sa Birhen Rosary & Divine Mercy

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Mass, Bible service, Kriska, Bible session, Rosary, Marian devotion, retreat/recollection, prayer meeting, visit Blessed sacrament

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: financial, vices, television, laziness & lack of faith

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 27

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture, Governance, Political education, ecology & peace-building

Others: Health Development Program, Blood letting, Tree growing, herbal making

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Campaign on social issues, Mining, RH Bill Law

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: lack of volunteers, sustainability

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? No

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: self-nourishing, self-sustaining & self-governing

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: monthly contribution

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: none


Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:

Liturgical-evangelical (bible-sharing & liturgical celebration only): All

Holistic (bible-sharing, liturgical with social action component): All


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