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CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2018

Great and Almighty God, you are our Father in heaven, and you destine us to be as you are, as you call us to holiness and perfection. You set us as priests in our homes, and we offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to you.

Lord Jesus, we are your body on earth, a people of your own. You give us to each other as brethren and co-workers, caring for and loving each other and building up our community. Help us to grow in authentic servanthood as we renew the family and serve your Church.

Holy Spirit, you send us forth to proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus. We are your holy warriors. Continue to equip and strengthen us, empower us to overcome the enemy, and let us bring your righteousness to the ends of the earth.

Triune God, we belong to you. We are nothing apart from you. But in you and with you and through you, we are destined for greatness. Send us forth, not to be high and mighty, but to be low and lowly. May all the glory be yours, now and forever.

Mother Mary, your soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and the Mighty One has done great things for you. As your beloved children, lead us along the right paths, until we attain to the greatness that is our destiny.

Amen.




Canada Won't Fund Student Summer Jobs Unless Employers Support Abortion

by Lianne Laurence
OTTAWA, December 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau will ban any employer from receiving summer job grants for students if the employer doesn't first sign an “attestation” that they agree with abortion and transgender "rights." The new criteria were sent to all MPs and will be made public when the Canada Summer Jobs Program officially opens December 19, 2017. URGENT: Tell Justin Trudeau you oppose this attack on freedom of conscience. Sign the petition! Click here.

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 of CFCFFL to Blessed Virgin Mary


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

Canada Demands Pro-abortion, Pro-LGBT Loyalty Oath for Businesses  

December 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The tolerance of Justin Trudeau and his progressive government has struck again, just in time for Christmas­ and this time, it comes in the form of a demand that any organization seeking to apply for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program first give an “attestation” that they support an entire laundry list of far-left causes, including abortion, transgenderism, and the redefinition of marriage. This new ideological purity test will automatically exclude millions of Canadian Christians, Jews, Sikhs, and Muslims­essentially, anyone who differs from the government position on any “progressive” cause.



THIRD WORLD CONGRESS OF ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS

 AND NEW COMMUNITIES

November 29, 2014

This Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities was held by the Pontifical Council for the Laity in Rome on November 20-22, 2014. The theme of the congress was “The Joy of the Gospel: a Missionary Joy.”

The congress was participated in by 300 people from 100 movements from 40 countries in all continents, with many founders and general moderators. There were also clerics, including 3 cardinals and 7 (arch)bishops. Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, presided.

Among the significant addresses were the following:

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa on “Keeping the kerygma in the centre”

Cardinal Marc Ouellet on “Evangelising by attraction: the people of God as a people of joy”

 

Prof. Guzman Carriquiry on “Renewing ourselves in order to renew the Church”

 

Prof. Mary Healy on “The marian style: the feminine genius in evangelisation”

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson on “The social repercussions of the kerygma: paths of inclusion for the poor”

Among the significant points made during the congress are the following:

The Ecclesial Movements and New Communities (EMNCs) are a gift and wealth of the Church. The movements are one of the most important fruits of Vatican II. They are not a threat to the institutional Church. Any authentic movement is for the building up of the Church.

Charisms are given as new expressions of Church life. They are given to an individual for the good of the Church. They bring newness of life. They have a universal character, attracting different peoples.

Movements are to be renewed by fidelity to the charism. Beware of structures that surround and inhibit the charism.

A problem in the Church: many are baptized but are not evangelized.

Of utmost importance is the kerygma, the first announcement of the gospel. What is proclaimed is a person. We preach Christ crucified. Faith depends on hearing.

Be more open to mission, especially to the peripheries. Do not be self-referential. The Holy Spirit wants a new missionary adventure. Missionary action is the paradigm for all action in the Church. All need personal, pastoral, missionary conversion.

Satan sows division and attacks communion. He hates vitality of the Church.

EMNCs are to look to the territorial dimension of service. How can they become integrated into the life and mission of the parish? How can it be that the parish is not just a host to them? Synergy between EMNCs and parishes is urgent.

We need to wake up the parishes, because the Church exists to evangelize.

The Church of the third millennium will be all the more Marian and charismatic.

There is no New Evangelization without a new Pentecost.

We are within the hour of grace. Be open to surprises of God. These are unforeseen, new, breakthroughs. They break the comfort where we take refuge. A basic question: what is the Spirit of God saying? What is God asking us to change? Woe to us if we just continue with the same. Be open to frontiers we have never seen before.

Justice is connected to the good news of Jesus. The evidence that we have heard the good news is our conduct, especially to the poor. There is a connection between evangelization and human advancement. Christ impels us to go to the peripheries. The Church is not an NGO. When the Church becomes an NGO, it loses its salt and flavor.

 The Congress participants were met in audience by the Holy Father Pope Francis on the last day.

 





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CFCFFL CONFERENCE 2018

Global Kingdom Ministries Sanctuary, 1250 Markham Rd, Scarborough, ON M1H 2Y9
June 8-9, 2018

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Community Conference

Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School 3200 Kennedy Road Scarborough March 17, 2018, 1:30 - 5:00 PM


LCS Training ON

Pauline Bookstore Basement 3022 Dufferin St., Toronto February 24, 2018, 8 AM - 5 PM


SA (Lenten) Retreat

Our Lady of the Airways Church Hall 7407 Darcel Ave. Malton, Mississauga February 25, 2018, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM


HLI Training

Kalayaan Cultural Centre 5225 Orbitor Dr/, Unit 3 Mississauga April 6-7, 2018


SA (Initiation) Retreat

Venue to be announced. April 21-22, 2018


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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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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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: Monday, February 5, 2018

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