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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.


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.

Praised but imprisoned: Polish bishops support Mary Wagner

WARSAW, Poland, January 28, 2015 ( -- On January 10, Bishop Henryk Tomasik of Radom, Poland, spoke about freedom of expression and Mary Wagner, a Canadian pro-lifer arrested on Christmas Eve.

Wagner is known for entering abortion clinics to save unborn babies and to prevent their mothers from making a terrible mistake. This prisoner of conscience had already spent two years in a Canadian jail.

Bishop Tomasik also addressed the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo, whose editorial staff was victim of a terrorist attack. The French paper is infamous for its obscene and aggressive attacks on religion and religious figures such as Jesus, the Pope and Mohammed, among others.

Following the attack on the far-left weekly, Bishop Tomasik expressed the need for a deeper discussion on the limits of freedom, and respect for other religions in the media.

During his appearance on the Catholic station Radio Plus Radom, Bishop Tomasik said Wagner’s “voice is a sign of freedom” and stressed that she has expressed her convictions peacefully, not harming anyone.

Commenting on Wagner’s arrest, Archbishop Henryk Hoser of the Warszawa-Praga diocese told LifeSiteNews that he expresses "full solidarity with Wagner." The archbishop, a trained physician and Pallotine missionary who served in Rwanda, offered "the assurance that he prays for her and her work.”

Such support for Wagner is not surprising in Poland. During her October stay, she met many representatives of the Catholic hierarchy, including numerous bishops and archbishops. She even had a special meeting at the residency of Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz in Cracow.

Mary spent an hour in the cardinal’s private chapel, where St. John Paul II had also prayed, and then met with the cardinal. They discussed how the Kingdom of God could be built through pro-life work. When he asked her about the Canadian reaction to abortion, her answer was: apathy.

In the Polish capital, she met Archbishop Hoser for dinner at his residence and for a showing of “Not about Mary,” a documentary about Wagner. The archbishop welcomed Wagner and her Polish pro-life friends, who also have faced legal challenges because of their work. The archbishop said: "We are seeing people who stand up for life and have paid for it. They are on the front line of living Christianity. They are the true disciples of Christ.”

Archbishop Wacław Depo of Częstochowa, home of the Black Madonna and host to 4 million yearly visitors, regretted only speaking to Wagner for a short time for breakfast, so made sure to meet her again that day in the Jasna Góra Monastery. There a special English-language Mass was celebrated for Wagner and broadcast on the Internet. Wagner stood at the feet of the Black Madonna, while several politicians and dignitaries stood behind, not in front of, the Canadian visitor. Wagner was also given a private two-hour tour of Poland’s most famous monastery.


Mary Wagner with Canadian bishop emeritus of Hamilton, Matthew Ustrzycki, second to the right. 

Courtesy of The Right to Life Foundation

Additionally, Wagner spoke many times to Polish religious sisters and brothers, her modest and prayerful presence making an unforgettable impression. Entire seminaries came to see her. Some asked her to pray for their intentions.

In the northwestern town of Szczecin, 15 priests concelebrated Mass with an hour-long adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The meeting with Wagner plus the Mass took three hours, but the church remained packed. The priests had prepared the town well for this special guest, making billboards of handcuffed hands holding baby shoes.

The Polish Catholic hierarchy from top to bottom has nothing but praise for Wagner. They mention her during homilies, and their parish websites encourage people to write to her in prison. Many Catholic magazines have put her picture on the cover. Polish Catholics may not know who the Canadian prime minister is, but they do know Mary Wagner.

Unfortunately, this contrasts starkly with her reception in the Catholic Church in Canada, Wagner’s home country. As her mother, Jane Wagner, wrote in an open letter to the Polish people: “Mary spent three months at home with us, which was such a gift. But not once was she asked to speak at our Church or at any parish on Vancouver Island.”

She added: “Our priests are strangely silent, for the most part. Our Bishops are no different. They love peace. They don't want confrontation. They don't want change. They don't want to be uncomfortable. They are willing to compromise with evil just to keep people happy and quiet.”

In fact, Mary Wagner had to travel across the Atlantic to meet one bishop in the Canadian Church. In the small southeastern town of Łańcut, she met the retired Bishop of Hamilton, Matthew Ustrzycki, an 82-year-old Canadian of Polish descent.

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LBS Facilitators Training

Mohawk College 135 Fennell Ave W Hamilton July 21-22, 2018

Canada Singles Congress

Mohawk College 135 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton June 22-24, 2018


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.


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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