FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

OUR THEME FOR 2017
(Part 10)

THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD

October 28, 2016
Today’s reading: Ephesians 2:19-22


It is amazing when we realize the reality of our being one body in Christ. We are one because we are in Christ. “Through him the whole structure is held together” (v.21a). And because we are in him who is holy, then we too enter into that holiness, and the body “grows into a temple sacred in the Lord” (v.21b). Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. We are being built up as one to be the home of the Trinity, as “in (Jesus) you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” (v.22).

In Christ we are brought together as one. This is an amazing development. Apart from him we go our own way and wander aimlessly in the world. Now we are gathered together as God’s family and we become citizens of the Kingdom. “So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God” (v.19).

And what a family lineage we have. The household of God is “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets” (v.20a). Those are Peter and Paul and Isaiah and Jeremiah. And at the center of it all is “Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.” (v.20b).

Such is the one body of which we are a part, and the unity which we must preserve. We no longer go our own way or wander aimlessly in the world, but we grow together into a temple that is holy. And in this way, God intends for us to carry on with the work of the prophets and apostles, being prophetic witnesses in the world today and being sent out to proclaim the gospel of Jesus the Savior.

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What's Happening?


Pro Life Conference

Card. McGuigan Catholic Secondary School 1440 Finch Ave West North York, ON September 23, 2017 1-5 PM


National Planning Session

Prince of Peace Church Hall 265 Alton Towers Circle Scarborough September 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Power Weekend Retreat

Monte Carlo Inn Brampton 45 Coventry Rd Brampton October 14-15, 2017 8 AM - 12 PM + 1


Marriage Enrichment Retreat 1 & 2

Monte Carlo Inn Brampton 45 Coventry Rd Brampton November 18-19,2017 8 AM - 12 PM + 1


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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