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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Ricky T. Lindo

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Sr. Rhesa Vergara, LGC


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? 1980’s

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

Diocesan BEC formation team/commission/committee? No

Are there Vicariate BEC formation teams? No

Is there coordination and collaboration with other diocesan commission in BEC formation? Yes

If there is, which commissions? FLA, Youth, etc.

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 24

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 24

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 24

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: 10

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 14

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

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

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

Anniversary (parish, district, cell)

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Best Practices in Evangelization: _______________________________________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: ______________________________

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer:

Regular BEC mass (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: Mass

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: _____________________

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 24

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture, governance ____ political education, ecology and peace-building

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: __________________

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

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? Yes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 24

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: There is a monthly “love offering” of P20 every family.

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: Some members in the BEC are not faithful to give their monthly modified tithing.


Summing –up: Type of BECs in the diocese:

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

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


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