Heavenly Father, you are the Creator and we are all your children. Make us truly one. Protect us from the division in families, in communities, in the Church and in the world.
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Savior who died for us and saved us. Now as your disciples, you send us forth to proclaim the good news of salvation in you throughout the world. May we be worthy witnesses. Show us the way to self-denial, embrace of the cross, and following you. Raise among us true servant leaders who have a passion for souls.
Holy Spirit, you are the agent of evangelization who sends us to engage in spiritual warfare. Equip us with the armor of God and weapons of righteousness. Help us to preserve unity in the Spirit through the bond of peace. May we stand together as your holy warriors.
Triune God, you are three Persons in one God. In you we have one baptism, one faith, one hope. We are one body. Help us to truly become united in mind and heart, in vision and mission, to be one with the Father through the Son and in the Spirit.
Mama Mary, you are our beloved Mother. We are your offspring who strive to keep God's commands, bear witness to Jesus, and wage war in the Spirit against the enemy. Cover us with your mantle of protection, keeping us in your loving embrace always.
It is important for a community to have unity of vision and mission. If members know and live these out, then they will be united in the work, as they have a focal point for helping discern the way forward whenever differences in opinion arise. Our basic task is to proclaim the gospel, the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. We are Couples for Christ. Our first Core Value is Centered on Christ. Our second Core Value is being Evangelistic and Missionary. And now, in being called to do even more, we have been given LCSC as our response to the call to the New Evangelization.
We as the people of God live by the Spirit and not by the flesh. “Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires.” (v.24). We are to avoid the works of the flesh. “Now the works of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like.” (v.19-21a).
My dear brethren, our theme for 2017 is “One in Christ.” Our theme verse is Romans 12:5, which says, “so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.”
We are one people of God, one holy Catholic Church, one army of God. We look to our one Father, our one Lord, and the one Spirit. We have one call to holiness and discipleship, to which we continue to strive through the abounding mercy of God. “I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.” (Rom 12:1).
Unity is not a matter of belonging to one organization or to one Church. In fact, through the centuries in the history of salvation, these entities have been characterized by disunity and strife. Did not Jesus himself say that he came to bring not peace but division? Such division is due to the opposing responses to Jesus and his work. In the Church and Christian communities, the cause of disunity is often disagreements on how to serve God.
August 13, 2016
In the end, reality always wins. An old saying has it that: God always forgives; man sometimes; Nature never. Robert R. Reilly
Pope Francis sits next Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, president of the Polish bishops conference, during a meeting with Poland's bishops at the cathedral in Krakow, Poland, July 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
In Krakow with the Polish bishops two weeks ago, Pope Francis declared that, "We are experiencing a moment of the annihilation of man as the image of God." He specifically included within this defacement "[the ideology of] 'gender". He was clearly outraged that, "Today children - children! - are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. And this [sic] terrible! Read more..
An ocean of stars giving praise to the Lord. 10,000 young people at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila during the annual Live Pure Conference. Pure happiness on August 30, 2015
"For to me life is Christ, and death is gain." (Phil 1:21)
CFC-FFL conducts Liturgical Bible Study (LBS) as its biblical apostolate. 166 members from the GTA Central and East clusters attended the first LBS seminar held at St. Thomas More Parish Hall on March 17, 2012. Similar seminars were also conducted in Brampton, Mississauga and Hamilton chapters as wells as in Ottawa and Sarnia. The LBS team is lead by Jose Lee with members, Aladin Matinong, Nell Gallardo and Florie Lee.
Eastern Canada Regional Conference
1250 Markham Rd, Scarborough
May 12 - 13, 2017
Feast of the Holy Family
Our Lady of Assumption Church
4 PM, December 30, 2016
January 21, 2017
GTA Chapter Servants Training
CFC-FFL Mission Centre
8 AM January 28, 2017
GTA Community Conference
Mary Ward Catholic School 3200 Kennedy Road Scarborough M1V 3S8 1 PM February 18, 2017
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