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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Rico Sayson, JCL

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Bro. Reynaldo Castro


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? 1995

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? Yes

If there is, which commissions? Seminary Formation, Lay Formation, Mandated Organizations, SAC

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 24 + 2 sub parishes

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 24 + 2 sub parishes

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: N/A

Number of parishes where BECs are established in most part of the parish: 24 + 2 sub parishes

Number of parishes with BEC that are fully established and fully alive: 24 + 2 sub parishes

Number of parishes with BECs fully established but on maintenance mode & stagnating: none

Location of parishes-with-BECs:

Rural areas only-20 urban areas/cities only-4 both rural & urban areas-24 + 2 sub parishes

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? Yes

barangay level, zone/district level, parish level & vicariate level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly:

Diocesan BEC assembly/exchange

Parish BEC assembly/exchange

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: BEC Special Program on Male Participants

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: _________________________

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: BEC Patronal Feast Celebration

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, political education, ecology & peace-building

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Livelihood, Peace & Dialogue

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: Advocacy, Environmental Concerns, Cooperative, Organic Farming, etc.

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? Yes

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

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: 60% for parish & 40% to chapel

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: Lack of Education on Tithing 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): Most


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