Almighty Father, in the richness of your mercy you sent your own Son Jesus into the world to suffer and die for us. As you did not spare your own Son, we confidently look to your granting us everything else besides. May your mercy and grace be always upon us.
Lord Jesus Christ, you told us to be merciful just as our Father is merciful. You showed us the way to mercy when on the cross you forgave those who crucified you. Such divine mercy is very challenging for us. Only in you and through your grace in our lives can we ever hope to be channels of mercy to others. Jesus, we trust in you.
Holy Spirit, help us to understand the mystery of divine mercy. Help us to forgive those who trespass against us. Help us to love our enemies. Help us to love and care for the poor. Enable us to effectively proclaim the gospel of God's mercy. Show us the way to holiness unto the Lord.
Mama Mary, full of grace and Mother of mercy, guide us in the way we are to go, and keep us in your loving embrace always.
Jesus’ mission was “to bring glad tidings to the poor.” (v.18c). He was to overturn the sorry situation of people in the world, “to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free” (v.18d). This today is the work of the Church, to have a preferential option for the poor and to build the Church of the Poor.
Well, it has finally happened. I salute the African Anglican bishops for standing for Biblical truth, as against the errors of the North American churches, especially the Episcopal Church (Anglicans in the USA). The Anglican Communion however stopped short of expelling the Episcopal Church. I suppose this is to avoid a schism. I suppose they desire to bring the Episcopal Church back to Biblical truth. No way that is going to happen. The schism will happen, sooner or later. The Episcopal Church is firm in its embrace of homosexuality, and considers the conservatives as the ones in error. Talk about spiritual blindness and diabolical influence!
Our theme for 2016 is “Rich in Mercy.” This is taken from Ephesians 2:4. This theme also falls in line with our Church’s Extraordinary Jubilee Year (The Year of Mercy) which is from December 8 this year to November 20 next year.
Next year’s theme is intended to bring us ever deeper into the mystery of God’s plan for us. For the past few years our themes have been intense. In 2013 it was BE.LI.EV.E! We looked to the faith that works wonders.
SYDNEY, Australia, July 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney denounced efforts to "bully" Australians into accepting same-sex "marriage", as efforts to legalize it there ramp up in the wake of similar capitulations in the United States and Ireland.
Speaking to a packed congregation at a July 12 annual Marriage Mass, the archbishop said "powerful forces" are "determined to silence any opposition" and "bully" us all into accepting the deconstruction and redefinition of a fundamental institution."
An ocean of stars giving praise to the Lord. 10,000 young people at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila during the annual Live Pure Conference. Pure happiness on August 30, 2015
"For to me life is Christ, and death is gain." (Phil 1:21)
The 2014 CCCB Forum with National Movements and Associations was held on September 12-14, 2014 under the auspices of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), at Auberge de Basilique in St. Anne de Beaupre', Quebec. This was attended by 33 participating national movements and associations headed by lay person, nuns, priests, and bishops. CFC-FFL is represented by Bro Kit Galema (Second from right second row in the picture).
The Episcopal Standing Committee for Relations with Catholic Movements and Associations organizes such forum for assuring dialogue and links between the CCCB and the national Catholic movements and associations of Canada. The bishops of Canada have convened this forum with movements and associations from across the country in order; to enable personal contacts and sharing of faith and ideas amongst organizations, and to learn about the topic for this year's forum - "The Door to Missionary Evangelization" with a special emphasis being given to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).
CFC-FFL conducts Liturgical Bible Study (LBS) as its biblical apostolate. 166 members from the GTA Central and East clusters attended the first LBS seminar held at St. Thomas More Parish Hall on March 17, 2012. Similar seminars were also conducted in Brampton, Mississauga and Hamilton chapters as wells as in Ottawa and Sarnia. The LBS team is lead by Jose Lee with members, Aladin Matinong, Nell Gallardo and Florie Lee.
2016 National Conference
NEW EVANGELIZATION RALLY
Saturday, January 16, 2016 From 1:30 PM
North Park Secondary School 10 North Park Drive Brampton, ON
CFC-FFL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE
Saturday, February 20, 2016 From 1:30 PM
Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School 3200 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough ON
Last updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016