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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.



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 by Cluster Evangelization Training by Cluster

Venue to be announced by each Cluster. Date: January 20, 2018


CFCFFL CONFERENCE 2018

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

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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: Friday, January 11, 2018

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