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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Felix B. Abadies

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? 1971

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? No

Is there coordination and collaboration with other diocesan commission in BEC formation? No

If there is, which commissions? _____________________________

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 53

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 53

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 53

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 5

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 45

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 45

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 30

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

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

Selda, Zone & Chapel BEC Fiestas

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Others: Bible seminars, BEC Day w/ evangelization, on-going formation

Best Practices in Evangelization: BOS, Bible seminar, short catechism during BEC Week prayer sessions, Sunday Bible service in chapels.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Lack of BEC catechists, members are busy, men seldom participates.

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: Patronal fiestas (zone, chapel, seldas)

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Weekly Selda BEC Prayer Session

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: members are busy, men seldom participates.

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: Governance, political education, ecology ( BEC in our Diocese has weak link with Social Action Commission).

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: still has to coordinate w/ Social Action Commission

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

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? Yes, in few parishes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 20

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Gasa Balik sa Diyos (Bp. Mondejar Model).

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: no uniform system in the Diocese.


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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