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Diocesan BEC Director/Priest-in-charge: Fr. Ricky B. Bacolcol, DCJ

Diocesan BEC Program Coordinator (lay/religious): Marisa Baga


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? ____________________

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

Number of Parishes in the diocese: 6

Number of Parishes-with- BECs: 6

Number of parishes with BEC formation/animation teams: 6

State of Development of these Parishes-with-BECs:

Number of parishes in initial/promotion or piloting stage: 2

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

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

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

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

Social classes where BECs are found: Rural poor

Shape/Form of BECs: cells only

Are the BECs considered part of the structure of these parishes? Yes

Are there intermediate structures for linking & coordinating the BECs? vicariate level

Are the BECs represented in the parish pastoral councils? Yes

BEC gathering/assembly:

Parish BEC day

Programs/activities in BECs Related to Evangelization/Catechesis: Weekly Bible/Gospel-sharing

Best Practices in Evangelization: Witnessing, Interreligious Dialogue

Weaknesses/Areas of Concern related to Evangelization: Visitations

Program/Activities in BECs related to Worship/Prayer

Weekly Community Bible-Service/Celebration of the Word

Prayer service for the dead & Block rosary

Best Practices related to Worship/Prayer in BECs: ___________________________

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

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

Program/activities in BECs related to social action: 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? No

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

Best practices in modified tithing/SoS in BEC: ______________________________

Weaknesses/areas of concern related to tithing/SoS: Very poor, jobless

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