FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

 

OUR THEME FOR 2017

(Part 22)

 

DOING GOD’S WILL

January 24, 2017
Today’s gospel: Mark 3:31-35


Being one in Christ is being his brother, part of the one family of God, of the one body of Christ. And how does one become a part of God’s family, being a brother of Jesus? As Jesus himself says, “whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” (v.35).

To be one in Christ is to do the will of God. It is not just being born into God’s family through baptism. Even infants who are baptized depend on their godparents to affirm their rejection of Satan and acceptance of Christ. Later on when they become adults, many renege on their affirmations. What ultimately makes one a brother or sister of Jesus is obedience to his commands, a living out of the fullness of life in him.

Thus, being one in Christ cannot happen apart from starting to live a righteous life and striving for holiness. Much more can it not happen if one is into works of the flesh, such as gossip, lying, maligning, envy, rivalry, dissensions, factions. Works of the flesh make one a child of the evil one, and so not a part of the family of God.

As Christians we pray to God our Father and to Jesus our brother. We call on them. We pray, “our Father in heaven.” May we hear our Lord say to us, “Here are my mother and my brothers.” (v.34b).

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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.


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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  • phone: 416.335.3358
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  • email: cfcffl@cfcfflcanada.org

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