FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

OUR THEME FOR 2019
(Part 22)

THE GERASENE DEMONIAC


February 4, 2019
Today’s gospel: Mark 5:1-20

Jesus healed the Gerasene demoniac, who then pleaded to remain with him, to go with him as his disciple. “But he would not permit him but told him instead, ‘Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you.’” (v.19). First things first. Bring your family to Christ. Do not just go off to reach others when your own family has not really known the Lord. Build the home as a foundation for mission.

But do not stop at just caring for your family. Look to how you can also reach out to others. This is what the former demoniac did. “Then the man went off and began to proclaim in the Decapolis what Jesus had done for him” (v.20a). Now he was a missionary, not just to his own family, but also to others.

Family and mission are the most important aspects of the work of the Kingdom. A Christ-centered family life is essential for mission. The family is where we are loved and cared for, where we receive formation, where the smallest Christian community functions. But such is not just for the spiritual well-being of family members, but also for them to be prepared for doing mission. When family and mission come together well, a powerful witness is provided to the world. The effect? “And all were amazed.” (v.20b).

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What's Happening?


Canada Kids Congress (CKC)

July 13, 2019
8:00 AM
Sen O'Connor College School
60 Rowena Drive
North York, ON


EFI Program Presentation (East)

July 19, 2019
7:00 PM
Bl. Pier Giorgio Farassati CS
8 Seasons Drive
Scarborough, ON


Chosen, Broken & Given

July 20, 2019
10:00 AM
Sir John MacDonald Collegiate
2300 Pharmacy Ave.,
Scarborough, ON


EFI Program Presentation (West)

July 21, 2019
2:00 PM
Guardian Angels Parish Hall
10630 Creditview Drive,
Brampton, ON


Canada Handmaids Congress

July 27-28, 2019
8:00 AM
Centennial College
937 Progress Ave.
Scarborough, ON


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.



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

Last updated: Monday, July 15, 2019

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