FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

 

OUR THEME FOR 2017

(Part 30)

 

UNITY FOR PERFECTION AND FOR MISSION

June 1, 2017
Today’s gospel: John 17:20-26


Jesus’ final prayer before his arrest and passion was for unity. “I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one” (v.20-21a). Jesus prays for his disciples and also for those they will evangelize, that all would be united in him. This unity is intimate, in the model of the Godhead. Unity is “as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us” (v.21b). That in itself is profound and mysterious, but that is what we are called to. There is no disunity or dissonance between the Father and the Son. So should it be with us.

Such unity is crucial so that we the Church can accomplish our mission. The intent is “that the world may believe that you sent me.” (v.21c). The Father sent the Son, and Jesus sends us, to proclaim the gospel and bring people to belief in him. But how can we be effective if we are not united in mind and heart, in cause and purpose, and in witness?

Such unity, as we walk the path of God and live according to His ways and bask in His glory, brings us to greater holiness and effectiveness in mission. “And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me” (v.22-23a). Perfection and effectiveness in mission. These are the marks of holy warriors.

Finally, it is with such unity, helping bring us to holiness and living out our mission, that will bring us to our eternal reward in heaven. After the struggles in this world, this is what God wants for us. This is Jesus’ desire for his faithful people. “Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me” (v.24a). Glorious life for all eternity with God. Such is the reward of holy warriors.

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What's Happening?


CLS6 Orientation Training

Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School 3200 Kennedy Road Scarborough

June 24, 9 am - 5 pm


Kids Congress

Bingeman Camping Resort Kitchener July 14-16


Martyrs Shrine Pilgrimage

16163 Highway 12 West Midland August 5


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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