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CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2019

Almighty Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, may you be glorified as we and our households serve you.

Lord Jesus, you who are not ashamed to call us brothers, help us to do the will of our heavenly Father, so that we would be deserving to be your true family. Keep us secure along the paths of holiness and discipleship, and to be always obedient to you as our Master.

Holy Spirit, you who are the love that binds Father and Son together, empower us to know the love of Christ and be filled with all the fullness of God. Strengthen us as we endure the challenges of the authentic Christian life, and help us to be perfect through suffering.

Triune God, keep us, our households and our community steadfast in our resolve to serve you. Send us forth to be families on mission. Use us in order to witness to your love and to establish your dominion over the whole world.

Mama Mary, comfort us in our afflictions, cover us with your mantle of protection, and keep us in your loving embrace always.

Amen.



Bishop Tells Catholic Politicians Who Support Abortion to Repent and Become Pro-Life

INTERNATIONAL MICAIAH BILGER JAN 2, 2019 | 11:01AM DUBLIN, IRELAND

Pro-abortion politicians should repent for promoting the destruction of human life, Irish Catholic Bishop Kevin Doran said Tuesday. Ireland officially legalized abortion Jan. 1, a dark new era for the once strongly pro-life nation. New Year’s Day was a day of mourning for pro-life advocates, but also one of determination as they vowed to continue working to protect unborn babies.



Bro. Frank with Pope Francis


At his meeting with Pope Francis on October 25, 2013, Bro Frank presented his new book to the Pope

Bro. Frank with Pope Benedict XVI


Frank and Gerry Padilla present the books "Servant Leadership" and "Stories from Prison" to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, on February 09, 2010, at the Vatican

CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you with your Son Jesus crushed the head of the serpent. In the spiritual war that continues to rage in the heavens and on earth, you have already won the victory. Your holy warriors stand before you, dear Mother Mary. We consecrate ourselves to the cause of your Son Jesus, the Redeemer of the world, and to you as his Co-Redemptrix. We dedicate ourselves to the task of winning souls for the Kingdom. We commit to do battle against all evil forces. Cover us with your mantle of protection as you send us forth under your banner. Amen.

What is Divine Mercy?


Talk on Divine Mercy
by Fr. Manny Cruzlisten



Work with the Poor

WWP Fishing Boats for Displaced Fishermen

Fishing boats constructed of fiberglass built by the No One in Need (NONe) movement in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Palo and Caritas. For distribution to fishermen displaced by typhoon Yolanda.



Serving the Poorest of the Poor

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL OUR THEME FOR 2019 (Part 1)
FAMILIES ON MISSION

God has blessed us tremendously through all of 37 years, and especially during these times. He has been merciful to us, He has saved us, and He has poured out His bountiful blessings upon us. “But I trust in your mercy. Grant my heart joy in your salvation, I will sing to the Lord, for he has dealt bountifully with me!” (Ps 13:6). Our hearts must be full of joy.

Salvation has come through Jesus the Messiah, borne of the Virgin Mary, as “she who is to give birth has borne.” (Mi 5:2b). “Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah.” (Mt 1:16b). Jesus has taken “his place as shepherd by the strength of the Lord, by the majestic name of the Lord, his God” (Mi 5:3a). God is great, and Jesus is great, “for now his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth” (Mi 5:3b).



NEW YEAR MESSAGE - MAKE THE GOOD NEWS KNOWN

“So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child.” (Lk 2:16-17). An amazing thing had happened. The Savior who is Messiah and Lord had been born. What great news for the whole world. The shepherds did make that good news known.

Today the world is in desperate need of this gospel. That in Jesus we are saved. That in Jesus we can have a new life of peace and joy. Today we are the shepherds that have been privileged to know Jesus and the reason for his coming, “which the Lord has made known to us.” (Lk 2:15c). Today we too are sent forth to proclaim this gospel of salvation in Jesus.

Our life and mission remains the same. We are families on mission. We are called and sent to defend faith, family and life. This is the greatest need today. This is the greatest work we can do.

We look on the year that has passed and we praise and thank God for all the blessings. Now we look ahead to the work entrusted to us. “May God bless us still; that the ends of the earth may revere him.” (Ps 67:8).


Happy New Year to all.



FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL THE NEW EVANGELIZATION (Part 248)
NOT UNDERSTANDING THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

To address the growing challenges to the faith in this third millennium, the Holy Spirit has called for the New Evangelization. Unfortunately, most Catholics have not heard about it, or do not know about it, or do not understand it. Thus our Church is missing a great opportunity for an outpouring of grace and a much-desired revival.



Despite the bad weather condition (freezing rain) still about 110 LCS graduates managed to come to the 2nd Monthly Prayer Assembly on Sunday PM, February 11, 2018. Fr. Hansoo talked about "Discipline" as an intro to Lent. For the small group discussion he posed the question - "What does it mean to accept what God allows to happen in our lives?



"Massive Life in Christ Seminar" at the St Barnabas Parish in Scarborough, Ontario, with 206 graduates."



Life in Christ Seminar held at St. Clare's Parish in Toronto on November 4, 2017 attended by the Parish Pastoral Council and Fr. Francesco.



Courtesy call to The Most Reverend Robert Kasun, Auxiliary Bsihop, Central Pastoral Region, Archdiocese of Toronto on May 12, 2017. With him are Jose Lee, Ed Yamba, Nonong Contreras, Ding Contreras, Florie Lee, Frank Padilla, Gerry Padilla, Bishop Kasun, Therese Baduria, Kit Galema, and Tina Galema



CFC-FFL Servant Council members with their wives and members of Fraternal Household attend a weekend retreat on March 24-26, 2017. In the picture are the Jesuit priests of Manresa Jesuit Retreat Centre, Pickering, Ontario, Fr. Michael Coutts, Director; Fr. Con Mulvihill, Retreat Master; and Fr. Bob at the background.



2016 Clergy Appreciation Night hosted by CFC-FFL Canada on June 7, 2016 at Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall



Participants of the Marriage Enrichment Retreat

Participants of the Marriage Enrichment Retreat held at Best Western Plus Airport Hotel on Nov 19-20, 2016.



CFC-FFL conducts Liturgical Bible Study (LBS)

Participants of Liturgical Bible Study Methodology Training held at the Epiphany of Our Lord Parish on March 18, 2017



PRAYER FORUM


Philippians 4:6, "Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

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What's Happening?


Evangelization Training

January 19, 2019

  • Central GTA - Our Lady of Fatima Church, 6 PM
  • East GTA - Blessed Peirre Giorgio Frassati School, 1 PM
  • Hamilton Mission Chapter - St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 7 PM
  • West GTA - St. John of the Cross Church, 6:30 PM


Community Conference

March 16, 2018, 1:30 - 5 PM Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School 3200 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough


Eastern Region Conference

May 24-25, 2019 King Street Community Church 611 King St. W, Oshawa


WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO

Through all of our 29 years, we have spoken much of our vision and mission, who we are, what we are called to do. We know that we are an evangelistic and missionary community. This has been true from the very beginning and has never changed. We do our work within the context of family renewal. That is one distinct factor that distinguishes us from other renewal movements.
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Books and Magazines

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The Eucharist is the greatest gift God gives to His people. The Eucharist is our path to holiness and Christian perfection. The Eucharist is crucial to our work of the New Evangelization. We must have greater understanding and appreciation of the Eucharist, so that we can go forth and truly be effective witnesses to salvation in Jesus.

Servant leadership is crucial to our work of building up community and of doing a massive work of evangelization. Unfortunately, many who are leaders in our Church today may not have the heart of a servant. But Jesus, our Lord and Master, came not to be served but to serve. He is our main model.


LUMEN FIDEI OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS  


CBCP Gives Recognition to CFC- FFL

The Episcopal Commission on the Laity (ECLA) of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the  Philippines (CBCP) has given formal recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL) as a National Private Association of the Lay Faithful. 

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Click on the image below to view the Recognition Letter.


CFC FFL Gets Ecclesiastical Recognition

The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan has given Ecclesiastical Recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family & Life on November 17, 2009.  Click on the image below to view the Ecclesiastical Recognition document.


CFC-FFL Servant General Re-Appointed to the Pontifical Council of Family

After having been re-appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Padillas admitted that they are facing truckload of works to do with the Council given the numerous attacks being directed against the Church's doctrines on family and life. 

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Contact information

  • Address: 2250 Midland Avenue, Unit 7 Scarborough, Ontario M1P 4R9
  • phone: 416.335.3358
  • Fax: 416.335.0051
  • email: cfcffl@cfcfflcanada.org

Last updated: Tuesday, January 7, 2019

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