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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.



Catholic Bishops Drop Moves to Accept Gays

By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday reversed a historic acceptance of gays, dropping parts of a controversial document that had talked more positively of homosexuals than ever before in Church history.

The document, issued at the end of a two-week assembly, or synod, of some 200 Roman Catholic bishops from around the world, pointed to deep divisions within the Church on issues such as reaching out to homosexuals and Catholics who have divorced and re-married in civil services.



CFCFFL CANADA 2014 EASTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

A two-day of spiritual awakening and empowerment, held in St. John Paul II Polish Cultural Center, 4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON.



CFCFFL CANADA 2014 CLERGY NIGHT

Couples For Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFCFFL) hosted the 7th Annual Clergy Appreciation Night on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre, located at 20 Polonia Avenue, Brampton, Ontario. Once each year, our community welcomes the opportunity to express our thanks, respect, and solidarity with our Cardinal, Archbishop, Bishops, Priests, and Deacons (and their wives) for the support they have extended to CFCFFL Canada.



WWP Partners with Habitat for Humanity

WWP Partners with Habitat for Humanity

CFC-FFL Work With the Poor & Health Ministries, together with Intellicare (an HMO company), conducted an initial Annual Physical Examination (APE) at CFC Brampton Restoration Village on Sunday, Apr.22, 2012, at the RV site at Grezar, Brgy. Bagbag, Novaliches. Doctors from the CFC-FFL Health Ministry were on hand to do the physical assessment while Intellicare bought along their mobile clinic & staff to do the CBC, Fecalysis, Urinalysis, and X-Ray. A total of 170 beneficiaries (adults & children) availed of the services. The activity is part of a comprehensive health program for the RV site with Intellicare as partner. They will be conducting a yearly APE to monitor the health conditions of the beneficiaries. Intellicare has sponsored the on-going construction of a permanent clinic at the 3rd floor of the RV community center . by: Bonjie Bonjibud



CFC-FFL Health Ministry

CFC-FFL Health Ministry

CFC-FFL Work With the Poor & Health Ministries, together with Intellicare (an HMO company), conducted an initial Annual Physical Examination (APE) at CFC Brampton Restoration Village on Sunday, Apr.22, 2012, at the RV site at Grezar, Brgy. Bagbag, Novaliches. Doctors from the CFC-FFL Health Ministry were on hand to do the physical assessment while Intellicare bought along their mobile clinic & staff to do the CBC, Fecalysis, Urinalysis, and X-Ray. A total of 170 beneficiaries (adults & children) availed of the services. The activity is part of a comprehensive health program for the RV site with Intellicare as partner. They will be conducting a yearly APE to monitor the health conditions of the beneficiaries. Intellicare has sponsored the on-going construction of a permanent clinic at the 3rd floor of the RV community center . by: Bonjie Bonjibud



Project: BABY DIAPERS & WIPES

Project: BABY DIAPERS & WIPES

As seen in this picture are the donations collected during the 2012 Advent Appeal for Diapers and Wipes received by St. Mary Doolittle of the Sisters of Life. Compare to last year's appeal, our collections increased more than threefold this year and Sisters of Life was so much grateful for the timely delivery of diapers, wipes and petroleum jellies which they said had provided relief to them due to the increasing number of mothers who gave birth to babies saved from abortion. Families they now serve include those refugees and migrant workers whom they discovered to be very vulnerable to sending their children to abortion mills. Collections came from almost all chapters in the GTA District but this time we noted the active participation of the Handmaids and YFL.



WHO IS THE COUPLES FOR CHRIST FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY & LIFE (CFCFFL) CANADA?

WHO IS THE COUPLES FOR CHRIST FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY & LIFE (CFCFFL) CANADA?

The Couples For Christ Foundation for Family & Life (CFCFFL) is a gathering of Christian believers having evangelization and family life renewal as its main focus. CFCFFL is a missionary body, and the families that make up this association are to be families that will be instruments of the Holy Spirit in renewing the face of the earth. Although it is based in the Philippines, the membership is also spread throughout the world having members in all continents. It was formed in Manila, Philippines on July 30, 2007 by Frank Padilla, whom many Bishops regard as the founder (charism bearer) of Couples For Christ, a private lay organization duly recognized by the Vatican for which he has been recognized as its Director.



MARCH FOR LIFE

MARCH FOR LIFE

Three-bus load CFC-FFL members joined in the March For Life in Ottawa on May 9, 2013. Over 30,000 people coming from various schools, dioceses and pro-life organizations of Ottawa, Peterborough, Pembroke, Quebec, Montreal, GTA and Hamilton. This year's National March for Life is the largest crowd ever. Members of clergy including Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins who addressed the crowd briefly, were present. More than a dozen of pro-life MPs and Senators stood on the steps of Parliament Hill to express their support and encouragement.



Join the next internationally coordinated campaign to save lives, this coming Fall from September 24 - Nov 2, 2014!

Join the next internationally coordinated campaign to save lives, this coming Fall from September 24 - Nov 2, 2014!

Join the next internationally coordinated campaign to save lives, this coming Fall from September 24 - Nov 2, 2014! This fall there will be hundreds of communities in North America, including many Canadian cities, simultaneously hosting a 40 Days For Life campaign from September 24 - November 2, 2014. These campaigns produce tremendous fruits. In many Canadian cities, dozens of babies have been saved from abortion. If you wish to join the next 40 Days For Life in your community, please contact your local campaign coordinator (below) and find out how you can sign up as a vigil volunteer. Please consider becoming a prayer volunteer by donating at least 1 hour of prayer and fasting in front of the local abortion facility. If you are part of a church community, perhaps your pastor would like to "Adopt a day"? Click on the city links below to contact local coordinators and to register online for the vigil schedule



GIDEON 10,000

GIDEON 10,000

LCSC is our lay response to the call to the New Evangelization. Through LCSC we will do rapid and massive evangelization, focusing on the lapsed or non-practicing Catholics (though not exclusively). LCSC has 4 pillars, all of critical importance. They are Live Pure (youth chastity), Live the Word (focus on Bible appreciation), Live Life (pro-life advocacy) and Live Full (our work of building the Church of the Poor through the No One In Need movement).



Catholic Bishops Drop Moves to Accept Gays

Catholic Bishops Drop Moves to Accept Gays

By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday reversed a historic acceptance of gays, dropping parts of a controversial document that had talked more positively of homosexuals than ever before in Church history.

The document, issued at the end of a two-week assembly, or synod, of some 200 Roman Catholic bishops from around the world, pointed to deep divisions within the Church on issues such as reaching out to homosexuals and Catholics who have divorced and re-married in civil services.



CBCP on so Called ACTS of GOD

CBCP on so Called ACTS of GOD

Statement on the Use of "Acts of God". While "acts of God" is a commonly used phrase in contracts, insurance contracts particularly, and even in law and in jurisprudence, it is time we use more felicitous expressions that are in fact already available: fortuitous events, natural calamities, force majeure among many others.



CFC-FFL conducts Liturgical Bible Study (LBS)

CFC-FFL conducts Liturgical Bible Study (LBS)

CFC-FFL conducts Liturgical Bible Study (LBS) as its biblical apostolate. 166 members from the GTA Central and East clusters attended the first LBS seminar held at St. Thomas More Parish Hall on March 17, 2012. Similar seminars were also conducted in Brampton, Mississauga and Hamilton chapters as wells as in Ottawa and Sarnia. The LBS team is lead by Jose Lee with members, Aladin Matinong, Nell Gallardo and Florie Lee.



2014 National March For Life

2014 National March For Life

CFC-FFL joins thousands of marchers that gather in front of the Parliament building in Ottawa every year to stand up for the unborn. This year more than 25,000 gathered coming from different cities in Ontario. Scores of speakers composed of MPs, senators and members of clergy including Cardinal Tom Collins spoke in support of the cause.



REPORT AND REFLECTIONS

ON THE III EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

REPORT AND REFLECTIONS

ON THE III EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

October 23, 2014

 

Introduction

 

The III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops happened from October 5 to 18, 2014, at Vatican City. The assembly was called by Pope Francis to discuss “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” There were 186 Synod Fathers (61 cardinals, 67 archbishops, 47 bishops, others), 8 fraternal delegates (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Coptic Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist), 16 experts and 38 auditors, for a total of 248 participants, coming from all continents of the world. The auditors were the lay participants. The language of the synod was in Italian, French, Spanish, English and German.



POSTSCRIPT ON THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

POSTSCRIPT ON THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

The divide between progressive and traditionalist bishops at the Synod was basically on how to treat people on the wrong side of sexuality, that is, those who are into cohabitation, the divorced and remarried, and same-sex unions. The progressives would like to be nice, caring, accepting, welcoming, non-judgmental, merciful, compassionate and even bend “the rules” backward a bit to accommodate those in such situations. On the other hand, the traditionalists insist on Christian morality, truth, Church teaching, renunciation of sin, repentance for wrongdoing, and healing the wound rather than just putting balm on it.



THIRD WORLD CONGRESS OF ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS

 AND NEW COMMUNITIES

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.



CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2015

CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2015

Almighty Father, you are our Creator and God. We acknowledge your dominion over us, that we belong to you, that you hold our very lives in your hands. We come before you in worship and praise.

Lord Jesus, you are our Savior and Master. You call us into your body on earth, making us brethren to one another. Bind us together as one, united in your heart and mind, able to live and serve as your holy instruments.

Holy Spirit, fill us and continue to empower us to witness. Guide us and equip us in the work of evangelization. Give us the boldness to proclaim Christ, wherever we are, until this work reaches the very ends of the earth.

Triune God, you have given us the privilege of being stewards of your grace and mercy. Help us to be faithful, to claim nothing as our own, to give without counting the cost, to endure and joyfully embrace the cross. Favor us, Lord, so that by our common work the needs of all will be met.

Mama Mary, we look to your quiet strength and fullness of grace. Accord us great favor as you intercede for our needs and for our work. May your Son Jesus be glorified in all we do.

Amen.



Speech of His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila at the end of the Holy Eucharist

Speech of His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila at the end of the Holy Eucharist

Most Holy Father,

Before you this morning are representatives of the bishops, priests, religious men and women and lay faithful of the Philippines and of Asia. In their name I welcome you to our country, to the city of Manila and to the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. We are filled with joy for you are with us, especially in the first Eucharistic celebration of your pastoral visit.



Praised but imprisoned: Polish bishops support Mary Wagner

Praised but imprisoned: Polish bishops support Mary Wagner

WARSAW, Poland, January 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- 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.



Annual Live Pure Conference. Pure happiness!!

Annual Live Pure Conference. Pure happiness!!

An ocean of stars giving praise to the Lord. 10,000 young people at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila during the annual Live Pure Conference. Pure happiness on August 30, 2015
"For to me life is Christ, and death is gain." (Phil 1:21)



SYNODOS (Part 90) BATTLE AT THE SYNOD - 8

SYNODOS (Part 90) BATTLE AT THE SYNOD - 8

October 23, 2014

 

Introduction

 

Please pray intently for our prelates meeting at the Synod of Bishops on October 4 to 25. The battle lines are drawn, with the liberals/progressives/modernists all set to sacrifice truth and traditional Catholic morality and teaching for the sake of a false mercy that condones sin. Pray that the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, will preserve our Church, the one true Church, from serious error that can lead to schism.



CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2016

CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2016

Almighty Father, in the richness of your mercy you sent your own Son Jesus into the world to suffer and die for us. As you did not spare your own Son, we confidently look to your granting us everything else besides. May your mercy and grace be always upon us.

Lord Jesus Christ, you told us to be merciful just as our Father is merciful. You showed us the way to mercy when on the cross you forgave those who crucified you. Such divine mercy is very challenging for us. Only in you and through your grace in our lives can we ever hope to be channels of mercy to others. Jesus, we trust in you.

Holy Spirit, help us to understand the mystery of divine mercy. Help us to forgive those who trespass against us. Help us to love our enemies. Help us to love and care for the poor. Enable us to effectively proclaim the gospel of God's mercy. Show us the way to holiness unto the Lord.

Mama Mary, full of grace and Mother of mercy, guide us in the way we are to go, and keep us in your loving embrace always.

Amen.



The Canadian Supreme Court's bestiality decision: 5 things to consider

The Canadian Supreme Court's bestiality decision: 5 things to consider

by: Jonathon van Maren
Reprinted with permission from The Bridgehead.

June 10, 2016 (TheBridgehead) -- "Man has always lost his way," G.K. Chesterton once wrote, "He has always lost his way, but now he has lost his address."

It was that wise analysis that popped into my head when I logged into Facebook yesterday and scrolled past dozens of stories from around the world, all announcing that the Canadian Supreme Court had just declared that "most bestiality is legal," in the words of Britain's Independent. I wasn't particularly enthused that Canada's last prance across world news was brought on by our freshman prime minister's smug stammerings and shirtless pics, but it seems new lows can always be achieved.



WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS! CBCP Statement on the Orlando Tragedy

WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS! CBCP Statement on the Orlando Tragedy

The scene is becoming disturbingly frequent in the United States - lifeless bodies strewn all over the place, and an assailant gone berserk who, by brazen thoughtlessness, changes lives and communities forever. With the families of those who lost their lives at Orlando, Florida, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines grieves. We, bishops of the Philippine Church, unite ourselves with those who mourn in prayer. But a tragedy like this challenges us to ask ourselves how we can all, not Americans alone, become a better people after having recovered from our grief.



Annual Live Pure Conference. Pure happiness!!

Annual Live Pure Conference. Pure happiness!!



CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2017

CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2017

Heavenly Father, you are the Creator and we are all your children. Make us truly one. Protect us from the division in families, in communities, in the Church and in the world.

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Savior who died for us and saved us. Now as your disciples, you send us forth to proclaim the good news of salvation in you throughout the world. May we be worthy witnesses. Show us the way to self-denial, embrace of the cross, and following you. Raise among us true servant leaders who have a passion for souls.

Holy Spirit, you are the agent of evangelization who sends us to engage in spiritual warfare. Equip us with the armor of God and weapons of righteousness. Help us to preserve unity in the Spirit through the bond of peace. May we stand together as your holy warriors.

Triune God, you are three Persons in one God. In you we have one baptism, one faith, one hope. We are one body. Help us to truly become united in mind and heart, in vision and mission, to be one with the Father through the Son and in the Spirit.

Mama Mary, you are our beloved Mother. We are your offspring who strive to keep God's commands, bear witness to Jesus, and wage war in the Spirit against the enemy. Cover us with your mantle of protection, keeping us in your loving embrace always.

Amen.



Patrick Brown pressured MPPs to vote for radical pro-LGBTQ bill or stay away: Campaign Life

Patrick Brown pressured MPPs to vote for radical pro-LGBTQ bill or stay away: Campaign Life

TORONTO, November 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown pressured his MPPs to either vote for the radical pro-LGBTQ Bill 28 or absent themselves, sources within the party have told Campaign Life Coalition. The controversial bill, which legally redefines the family - including substituting "mother" and "father" for parent - to accommodate homosexual activists, was passed unanimously at Queen's Park Tuesday by 79 MPPs from all parties.




Bowling Fellowship

Bowling Fellowship

Winners of the Bowling Fellowship held at the Planet Bowl in Mississauga on April 29, 2017.



Bowling Fellowship

Bowling Fellowship

The crowd who came to the Bowling Fellowship held at the Planet Bowl in Mississauga on April 29, 2017.



You Matter!

You Matter!

More than 8,500 young people gathered at Circuit Makati for the 2017 Live Pure Conference! The theme of the LPCon was #YouMatter, to show that everyone is special, has a vocation, can pursue their passion and make a difference.



Life in Christ Seminar in Glenfield, North Shore, New Zealand, with 47 graduates.



Life in Christ Seminar at Holy Family Parish, Gwarimpa Life Camp, Abuja, Nigeria. This is the 30th country where LCSC is established.



CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2018

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.



NEW YEAR MESSAGE: HE WILL BE GREAT

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?



CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2017 GOD IS WITH US

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2017 GOD IS WITH US

December 25, 2017


"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel" (Mt 1:23)


Emmanuel! God is with us! The Word has become flesh! Jesus, the Son of God, became man and walked the earth. Even today Jesus continues to walk with us through his Spirit. And he will return, to judge the nations.


Our whole lives revolve on Jesus. Or ought to. Unfortunately for many, such is not the case. Many nations, even the so-called Christian ones, are dominated by Herods who seek to destroy Jesus and what he stands for. The darkness, already dispelled by the star at Jesus' birth, is growing deeper.


But this is precisely why Jesus came into the world. He is Savior and Lord. He brings us salvation. He brings us peace. He unites us under his headship.


Today we rejoice and celebrate his birth. We thank God for the coming of Jesus into our lives, making all the difference for us and our families. We look at the Christ child, united with Mary and Joseph as the Holy Family. We look at the magi and the shepherds, rich and poor united in homage to the King. We hear the heavenly host singing, uniting the heavens and the earth in their praises to God.


Let us strive to always focus on Jesus in our lives, to have him at the center of our families and homes, and to proclaim him to the whole world.


Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones. God bless you all.



The 2014 CCCB Forum with National Movements and Associations

The 2014 CCCB Forum with National Movements and Associations

The 2014 CCCB Forum with National Movements and Associations was held on September 12-14, 2014 under the auspices of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), at Auberge de Basilique in St. Anne de Beaupre', Quebec. This was attended by 33 participating national movements and associations headed by lay person, nuns, priests, and bishops. CFC-FFL is represented by Bro Kit Galema (Second from right second row in the picture).

The Episcopal Standing Committee for Relations with Catholic Movements and Associations organizes such forum for assuring dialogue and links between the CCCB and the national Catholic movements and associations of Canada. The bishops of Canada have convened this forum with movements and associations from across the country in order; to enable personal contacts and sharing of faith and ideas amongst organizations, and to learn about the topic for this year's forum - "The Door to Missionary Evangelization" with a special emphasis being given to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).



Stand up to gay "marriage" bullies, says Australian archbishop

 AND NEW COMMUNITIES

Stand up to gay "marriage" bullies, says Australian archbishop

 AND NEW COMMUNITIES

SYDNEY, Australia, July 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney denounced efforts to "bully" Australians into accepting same-sex "marriage", as efforts to legalize it there ramp up in the wake of similar capitulations in the United States and Ireland.

Speaking to a packed congregation at a July 12 annual Marriage Mass, the archbishop said "powerful forces" are "determined to silence any opposition" and "bully" us all into accepting the deconstruction and redefinition of a fundamental institution."



Pope Francis vs. Gender Ideology

Pope Francis vs. Gender Ideology

August 13, 2016

In the end, reality always wins. An old saying has it that: God always forgives; man sometimes; Nature never. Robert R. Reilly

Pope Francis sits next Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, president of the Polish bishops conference, during a meeting with Poland's bishops at the cathedral in Krakow, Poland, July 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

In Krakow with the Polish bishops two weeks ago, Pope Francis declared that, "We are experiencing a moment of the annihilation of man as the image of God." He specifically included within this defacement "[the ideology of] 'gender". He was clearly outraged that, "Today children - children! - are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. And this [sic] terrible! Read more..




CFC-FFL conducts Liturgical Bible Study (LBS)

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



The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI with members and consulters of the Pontifical Council for the Family

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI with members and consulters of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Vatican City, February 8, 2010. Note Archbishop Soc Villegas on the right and Frank & Gerry Padilla on the left.





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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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All Leaders Meeting

Mission Centre 2250 Midland Ave., Unit 7 Scarborough April 8, 2018


Seniors Initiation Retreat

Monte Carlo Inn Mississauga 7035 Edwards Blvd. Mississauga April 21-22, 2018


Singles Weekend CLS

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 10 East Pearce St. Richmond Hill May 26-27, 2018


Canada Singles Congress

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


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.


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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, April 10, 2018

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