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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Arnold S. Hingone

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Joel M. Reganion


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

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? Bible Apostolate, Liturgy Commission, Catechism & Social Action

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 21

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 21

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 21

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: 21

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

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

Location of parishes-with-BECs: Rural areas only

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor

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, 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: Weekly house to house “ Bangkite sa Pulong”, prisonvisitation, feeding program to the malnourished children & their parents.

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: cell leaders mostly are old ones and are not well equipped, lack of creativity, most of the participants are girls.

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: Giving Holy communion & sick visitation, Bible Sunday celebration

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: lack of participation, only girls and old ones participate

Number of parishes with BEC-based social action component/programs: 21

Program/activities in BECs related to social action:

Mutual aid, IGP/Livelihood, Cooperatives, Sustainable agriculture, governance,

Political education, ecology & peace-building

Best Practices/Effective means in BEC-based social action program: Caritas Ipil, Hapag as Program, Silingan Lihok Ngadto sa Nagpakabanang Katawhan Movement (Silingan Ka Movement)

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern in BEC-based social action program: lack of orientation and coordination

Has the diocese adopted the modified-tithing system? Yes

Number of parishes with modified-tithing system/Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) Program in BECs: 19

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: Gasa Balik sa Dios (GBSD)

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: on-going formation and on maintenance mode.


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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