26 December 2011- San Fabian, Pangasinan. Various Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, gathered together for a one-day celebration of prayer, unity and fun at the Parish Center, a day after Christmas.
Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and the Archdiocesan BEC Coordinator, celebrated the Mass. In his homily, Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba said that it was very appropriate that the parish is celebrating the BEC Day on the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian Martyr for the faith. He further said that the Basic Ecclesial Communities should emulate the first Christian Communities in their prayer life, and care and concern for one another.
The parish calls the Basic Ecclesial Communities as Cenacles. The communities have hinged their devotion to the Divine Mercy. They hold bible sharing and pray the chaplet of the Divine Mercy regularly. Some communities have initiated their own livelihood programs.
Bro. Antonio Supremido is the Parish BEC Coordinator.
Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, Auxiliary Bishop and Archdiocesan BEC Coordinator, exhorts the communities to emulate St. Stephen, the first Christian Martyr.
The Cenacles of the Divine Mercy and BEC members having fun!
Youth Members from Brgy Lipit-Tomeeng performing a dance number.