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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Albert Trazo

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Sr. Julieta Abrigo, RGS


Is the formation of BECs a pastoral thrust/priority of the diocese? No

If Yes, when was the promotion/forming of BECs adopted as diocesan pastoral thrust/program? ______

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? PPC, Educ. Committee, Parish Mission Team, Social Action (not all parishes though)

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 22

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 20 (but only14 parishes submitted parish BEC Profile)

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 8

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 1

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 5

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

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: 8

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

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor, Urban 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

barangay level-6, zone/district level-2 & parish level-9

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly:

Parish BEC assembly/exchange-4

Parish BEC day -10

Others: Parish Wide Meeting w/ BEC, Area Mass Assembly, Parish BEC Christmas Party, District Meeting, Parish Family Day, BANAG GSK Meeting, Cluster Mass Assembly, Chapel visitation (assessment), Vicariate & Diocesan Meeting

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis:

Basic Orientation Seminar

Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

Occasional Evangelization Seminars

Others: Pre-Baptism Seminar, Mass Weeding, Mass Confirmation, Counselling & Youth Encounter

Best Practices in Evangelization: ________________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: __________________

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: GSK Weekly Worship Mass

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: Members are not motivated

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 9

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, political education, ecology & 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 & No

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 6

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Weekly Pledges

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: Irregularityn of Modified Tithing System, Misinformed (not quite clear) about the system.


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