FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

OUR THEME FOR 2017
(Part 8)

ONE IN CHRIST - 2

October 21, 2016
Today’s reading: Ephesians 4:1-6


We as the one body of Christ are called to unity. Just as the Trinity is one God though three Persons, we who are many are “one body” (v.4a) in “one Spirit, .... one Lord, .... one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (v.4b,5a,6). We are all Catholics, with “one faith, one baptism” (v.5b). We as CFC-FFL have one vision and mission, “as you were also called to the one hope of your call” (v.4c).

Unity is crucial to our identity as Christians, as CFC-FFL, as one universal Church. As such, we are to strive “to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace” (v.3). We are united as we are at peace with each other. Peace is the Biblical shalom, which is being in right relationships with each other--as true brethren in Christ, co-workers of the Kingdom, and comrades-in-arms in the armies of God.

What characterizes such peace? It is dealing with each other “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love” (v.2). There will be disagreements, there will be times when we hurt each other, there will be tensions, but we can overcome as we strive to truly love each other with the love of the Lord. We need to humble ourselves, regarding others as more important than ourselves. We must be gentle and patient in our dealings with each other, making allowances for lapses and shortcomings of others.

Unity has always been a challenge to the people of God, whose history has been characterized by strife, splits and schisms. We are no exception in CFC-FFL. But we must keep trying, as this is God’s will for His people, and especially for those whom He calls to a particularly important task in the building of His Kingdom on earth. “I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received” (v.1).

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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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  • Address: 2250 Midland Avenue, Unit 7 Scarborough, Ontario M1P 4R9
  • phone: 416.335.3358
  • Fax: 416.335.0051
  • email: cfcffl@cfcfflcanada.org

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