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Our Family Ministriess


Almighty Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, may you be glorified as we and our households serve you.

Lord Jesus, you who are not ashamed to call us brothers, help us to do the will of our heavenly Father, so that we would be deserving to be your true family. Keep us secure along the paths of holiness and discipleship, and to be always obedient to you as our Master.

Holy Spirit, you who are the love that binds Father and Son together, empower us to know the love of Christ and be filled with all the fullness of God. Strengthen us as we endure the challenges of the authentic Christian life, and help us to be perfect through suffering.

Triune God, keep us, our households and our community steadfast in our resolve to serve you. Send us forth to be families on mission. Use us in order to witness to your love and to establish your dominion over the whole world.

Mama Mary, comfort us in our afflictions, cover us with your mantle of protection, and keep us in your loving embrace always.


Bishop Tells Catholic Politicians Who Support Abortion to Repent and Become Pro-Life


Pro-abortion politicians should repent for promoting the destruction of human life, Irish Catholic Bishop Kevin Doran said Tuesday. Ireland officially legalized abortion Jan. 1, a dark new era for the once strongly pro-life nation. New Year’s Day was a day of mourning for pro-life advocates, but also one of determination as they vowed to continue working to protect unborn babies.

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


O Blessed Virgin Mary, you with your Son Jesus crushed the head of the serpent. In the spiritual war that continues to rage in the heavens and on earth, you have already won the victory. Your holy warriors stand before you, dear Mother Mary. We consecrate ourselves to the cause of your Son Jesus, the Redeemer of the world, and to you as his Co-Redemptrix. We dedicate ourselves to the task of winning souls for the Kingdom. We commit to do battle against all evil forces. Cover us with your mantle of protection as you send us forth under your banner. Amen.

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




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:

Last updated: Monday, July 15, 2019

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