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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

NEW YEAR MESSAGE: HE WILL BE GREAT

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1, 2018


Christmas is such a wonderful time, full of laughter, partying, gift-giving and blessings. The peace we experience belies the turmoil that rages around us in the world. We continue to look at the manger scene so peaceful and serene, and the Christ child so simple and innocent. Who would have thought that three decades later, Jesus would be rejected, tortured and killed?


We look at Mary sweet and radiant Mother Mary. With joy she gave birth to Jesus, and with joy she and Joseph presented him in the Temple. But Simeon, even as he exulted in the presence of the Messiah, spoke troubling words to her: "and you yourself a sword will pierce" (Lk 2:35a). Who would have thought that three decades later, Mary would see her Son suffer rejection, betrayal, abandonment, derision and torture?


In fact, after we have just celebrated the Nativity of Jesus on December 25, we celebrate feasts and memorials that are challenging, to say the least.

  • December 26 - Stephen, the first martyr.
  • December 27 - John the Apostle, exiled at Patmos.
  • December 28 - The Holy Innocents, massacred by Herod.
  • December 29 - St Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr.

Then on December 31, the last day of the year, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This points us to our vision and charism, which is renewing the family and defending life. Our life and work is founded on the coming of Christ, and we are Couples for Christ. Our goal is to help preserve, defend, renew and strengthen the Christian family. To that end, we do rapid, massive and worldwide evangelization, which work engages us in great challenges, bringing oppression, persecution, suffering and pain.


Christ suffered for us; we too will suffer for Christ. As we encounter the ever deepening darkness in the world, we can always look back to the radiance of the star that shone on the manger in Bethlehem. We know that "the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." (Jn 1:5). We stand on the truth of the Incarnation. "For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord." (Lk 1:11).


As we start a new year, as we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, ponder all these realities, just like Mary. "And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart." (Lk 2:19). Thus be encouraged in our struggle. Jesus the Savior is born. Know who he truly is. "He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end. "(Lk 1:32-33). Such is the greatness of our God.


This is the Jesus whom we proclaim to the world. This is Jesus in whose steps we follow. This is Jesus whose cross we, and so many other saints and martyrs before us, have embraced.


It is a new year. Let us go forth in the power of the Spirit and win this world for Christ.Christmas is such a wonderful time, full of laughter, partying, gift-giving and blessings. The peace we experience belies the turmoil that rages around us in the world. We continue to look at the manger scene so peaceful and serene, and the Christ child so simple and innocent. Who would have thought that three decades later, Jesus would be rejected, tortured and killed?





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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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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