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Our Family Ministriess


CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2018

Great and Almighty God, you are our Father in heaven, and you destine us to be as you are, as you call us to holiness and perfection. You set us as priests in our homes, and we offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to you.

Lord Jesus, we are your body on earth, a people of your own. You give us to each other as brethren and co-workers, caring for and loving each other and building up our community. Help us to grow in authentic servanthood as we renew the family and serve your Church.

Holy Spirit, you send us forth to proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus. We are your holy warriors. Continue to equip and strengthen us, empower us to overcome the enemy, and let us bring your righteousness to the ends of the earth.

Triune God, we belong to you. We are nothing apart from you. But in you and with you and through you, we are destined for greatness. Send us forth, not to be high and mighty, but to be low and lowly. May all the glory be yours, now and forever.

Mother Mary, your soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and the Mighty One has done great things for you. As your beloved children, lead us along the right paths, until we attain to the greatness that is our destiny.

Amen.




Canada Won't Fund Student Summer Jobs Unless Employers Support Abortion

by Lianne Laurence
OTTAWA, December 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau will ban any employer from receiving summer job grants for students if the employer doesn't first sign an “attestation” that they agree with abortion and transgender "rights." The new criteria were sent to all MPs and will be made public when the Canada Summer Jobs Program officially opens December 19, 2017. URGENT: Tell Justin Trudeau you oppose this attack on freedom of conscience. Sign the petition! Click here.

Bro. Frank with Pope Francis


At his meeting with Pope Francis on October 25, 2013, Bro Frank presented his new book to the Pope

Bro. Frank with Pope Benedict XVI


Frank and Gerry Padilla present the books "Servant Leadership" and "Stories from Prison" to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, on February 09, 2010, at the Vatican

Consecration of CFCFFL to Blessed Virgin Mary


What is Divine Mercy?


Talk on Divine Mercy
by Fr. Manny Cruzlisten



Work with the Poor

WWP Fishing Boats for Displaced Fishermen

Fishing boats constructed of fiberglass built by the No One in Need (NONe) movement in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Palo and Caritas. For distribution to fishermen displaced by typhoon Yolanda.



Serving the Poorest of the Poor

Canada Demands Pro-abortion, Pro-LGBT Loyalty Oath for Businesses  

December 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The tolerance of Justin Trudeau and his progressive government has struck again, just in time for Christmas­ and this time, it comes in the form of a demand that any organization seeking to apply for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program first give an “attestation” that they support an entire laundry list of far-left causes, including abortion, transgenderism, and the redefinition of marriage. This new ideological purity test will automatically exclude millions of Canadian Christians, Jews, Sikhs, and Muslims­essentially, anyone who differs from the government position on any “progressive” cause.




WHO IS THE COUPLES FOR CHRIST FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY & LIFE (CFCFFL) CANADA?

WHO IS THE COUPLES FOR CHRIST FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY & LIFE (CFCFFL) CANADA?

The Couples For Christ Foundation for Family & Life (CFCFFL) is a gathering of Christian believers having evangelization and family life renewal as its main focus. CFCFFL is a missionary body, and the families that make up this association are to be families that will be instruments of the Holy Spirit in renewing the face of the earth. Although it is based in the Philippines, the membership is also spread throughout the world having members in all continents. It was formed in Manila, Philippines on July 30, 2007 by Frank Padilla, whom many Bishops regard as the founder (charism bearer) of Couples For Christ, a private lay organization duly recognized by the Vatican for which he has been recognized as its Director.

On August 1, 2007 Bishop Gabriel Reyes, Chairman, Commission for the Laity, Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), issued a Decree of Recognition to CFCFFL, a first step towards securing a national recognition from the Catholic Church in his capacity as Bishop in the Archdiocese of Antipolo, Philippines.

In a joint statement on August 15, 2007, the new National Council of Couples for Christ Global Mission Foundation Inc. (CFCGMFI), together with former council members Frank Padilla, Lachie Agana and Tony Meloto, have mutually agreed to separate ways. However, both parties are not closing the door on remaining as one united CFC. The formal separation between the two conflicting groups of the Couples for Christ, CFCFFL (Bro. Frank's group) and CFCGMFI (Bro. Joe Tale's group), was made on August 28, 2007 in the presence of the Bishops who comprise the Commission for the Laity of the CBCP. At the end of the meeting, the Bishops acknowledged the existence of two Couples For Christ groups within the Church. Bishop Reyes, in his clarification statement of September 6, 2007 that "The group of Bro. Frank Padilla will form the Couples for Christ Foundation For Family and Life. In order to get official recognition from the Church, the new Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life should start as a diocesan association, and then later can apply for recognition as a national association if it branches in other dioceses and even later as an international association. As a diocesan association, it can go to other dioceses provided the bishop of the place permits."

The restoration movement spread all over the world wherever the CFC is present. In Canada, the restoration movement phenomenally grew rapidly as soon as CFC members became aware of the issues and facts surrounding the Manila events. In late July, 9 concerned leaders in Toronto formed the core of the restoration movement in Canada along with other CFC leaders in Alberta, Winnipeg and British Columbia. The first Restoration Assembly in Canada was held at the Transfiguration Church in Etobicoke, Ontario on August 11, 2007 with Nonong Contreras of the restoration movement in Manila as the guest speaker.

When Couples for Christ, Ontario Inc. (CFCOI) implemented CFCGMFI's "deemed to have separated" policy on those CFC members who joined the restoration group, CFCFFL was immediately imported in Ontario. The interim Board of Directors was formed out of the nine (9) key restoration leaders and formally announced its official birth on August 28, 2007.

CFCFFL founder, Frank Padilla returned to Toronto and spoke at the first CFCFFL assemblies held on September 16 and 17 in The Transfiguration Church and St. Thomas More Church respectively for the West and East audiences. Also on September 17, 2007, CFCFFL's registration as a charitable organization was approved by the Government of Ontario. In early part of November, CFCFFL received a letter from Auxiliary Bishop Richard Grecco of the Archdiocese of Toronto appointing Fr. Sherwin Holandez as its Spiritual Advisor.

CFCFFL reaffirms that the movement is Global, Holistic and Catholic. Being global means CFCFFL is an evangelizing and missionary community, serving the universal church. Holistic refer to CFCFFL being a family life renewal movement, with womb-to-tomb support environment. Catholic means CFCFFL is an integral part of the life and mission of and a servant within the Roman Catholic Church.

As of this writing, CFCFFL (Canada) is present in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Ottawa.

Contact information

  • 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, February 5, 2018

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