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BasicChristianCommunities 1

  1. 1. Group Project Parish Priests Basic Christian Communities In The Parish <ul><li>By: </li></ul><ul><li>Fr.Martin </li></ul><ul><li>Fr.John </li></ul><ul><li>Fr.Karlush </li></ul><ul><li>Fr.Joseph </li></ul><ul><li>Fr.AnthonyFan </li></ul>
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  4. 4. GROUP PROJECT PARISH PRIESTS THE NEED OF BASIC CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN THE PARISH
  5. 5. WHAT <ul><li>“ The basic community forms the primary and fundamental core reality of the Church. </li></ul><ul><li>On her own level, she should take responsibility for the deposit of faith and its propagation, and also for worship which expresses faith. </li></ul><ul><li>She is the embryo of the Church’s structure, the focus of evangelisation and, in our own days, nerve centre for human progress.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. HISTORY OF BECs/ BCCs <ul><li>Became Popular In the Years 1960 – 70’s </li></ul><ul><li>THE TERM COMES FROM </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish & Portuguese : </li></ul><ul><li>‘ communidades de base’ </li></ul><ul><li>Started in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>In the country side </li></ul>
  7. 7. PURPOSE <ul><li>To Read and Discuss the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>To Pray </li></ul><ul><li>To Celebrate </li></ul><ul><li>To Discuss and Plan for Action </li></ul>
  8. 8. ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS <ul><li>CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP OR KOINONIA </li></ul><ul><li>A CHURCH OF THE POOR </li></ul>
  9. 9. LEADERSHIP <ul><li>Is Primarily Lay </li></ul><ul><li>Priest or Sister serves as chaplain or advisor </li></ul><ul><li>At the beginning Depends on Outside Leadership for Organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Once Trained, Leadership Passes to the Local community </li></ul>
  10. 10. IN NEW TESTAMENT <ul><li>Acts 2:44 – 47 </li></ul><ul><li>Those who believed shared all things in common; </li></ul><ul><li>they would sell their property and goods, dividing everything on the basis of each one’s need. </li></ul><ul><li>They went to the temple area together every day, while in their homes they broke bread . </li></ul><ul><li>continued……… </li></ul>
  11. 11. Continued…… <ul><li>With exultant and sincere hearts took their meals in common, </li></ul><ul><li>praising God and winning the approval of all people. Day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. </li></ul>
  12. 12. CONCLUSION <ul><li>In 1968 the Latin American Bishops </li></ul><ul><li>Referred to the BECs as “the first and fundamental ecclesial nucleus…. the initial </li></ul><ul><li>cell of the ecclesial structures and the </li></ul><ul><li>focus of evangelization.” </li></ul>

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