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CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2015

Almighty Father, you are our Creator and God. We acknowledge your dominion over us, that we belong to you, that you hold our very lives in your hands. We come before you in worship and praise.

Lord Jesus, you are our Savior and Master. You call us into your body on earth, making us brethren to one another. Bind us together as one, united in your heart and mind, able to live and serve as your holy instruments.

Holy Spirit, fill us and continue to empower us to witness. Guide us and equip us in the work of evangelization. Give us the boldness to proclaim Christ, wherever we are, until this work reaches the very ends of the earth.

Triune God, you have given us the privilege of being stewards of your grace and mercy. Help us to be faithful, to claim nothing as our own, to give without counting the cost, to endure and joyfully embrace the cross. Favor us, Lord, so that by our common work the needs of all will be met.

Mama Mary, we look to your quiet strength and fullness of grace. Accord us great favor as you intercede for our needs and for our work. May your Son Jesus be glorified in all we do.

Amen.




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

GIDEON 10,000

LCSC is our lay response to the call to the New Evangelization. Through LCSC we will do rapid and massive evangelization, focusing on the lapsed or non-practicing Catholics (though not exclusively). LCSC has 4 pillars, all of critical importance. They are Live Pure (youth chastity), Live the Word (focus on Bible appreciation), Live Life (pro-life advocacy) and Live Full (our work of building the Church of the Poor through the No One In Need movement).



Serving the Poorest of the Poor

CBCP on so Called ACTS of GOD

Statement on the Use of "Acts of God". While "acts of God" is a commonly used phrase in contracts, insurance contracts particularly, and even in law and in jurisprudence, it is time we use more felicitous expressions that are in fact already available: fortuitous events, natural calamities, force majeure among many others.



SYNODOS (Part 60) BEING NICE - 4

Once again, a leading prelate (newly appointed to two Vatican dicasteries) and a media cleric (spokesman for the Holy See) advocate for speaking nicely so as not to turn off those in irregular situations (oops, is “irregular” offensive?). Here is what they argue for. I give my two denarii worth of comment.



RELATIO SYNODI

Here is the final document of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. This will be discussed throughout the Church for a year, leading up to the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2015. The theme then will be "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Modern World."




OUR THEME FOR 2015 (Part 32)

NO ONE IN NEED - 3 

Our theme this year is: Look at Jesus, look to the poor. The prepositions at and to are deliberate.

The first Christian community established on the day of Pentecost solved the problem of poverty, with poverty defined as lack of basic needs. In that community, “there was no needy person among them” (v.34a). Why? Because “those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale, and put them at the feet of the apostles, and they were distributed to each according to need.” (v.34b-35).




Mission Centre Booking



Mary Wagner with Canadian bishop emeritus of Hamilton, Matthew Ustrzycki, second to the right. 

Praised but imprisoned: Polish bishops support Mary Wagner

WARSAW, Poland, January 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- On January 10, Bishop Henryk Tomasik of Radom, Poland, spoke about freedom of expression and Mary Wagner, a Canadian pro-lifer arrested on Christmas Eve.

Wagner is known for entering abortion clinics to save unborn babies and to prevent their mothers from making a terrible mistake. This prisoner of conscience had already spent two years in a Canadian jail.



Marriage Enrichment Retreat

Fr. Lorenzo Salandanan, CFC-FFL Spiritual Director, giving a homily during the mass at the Marriage Enrichment Retreat attended by 39 couples on November 15-16, 2014 held at Hotel Indigo Toronto Airport in Toronto. Towards the end of the mass Fr. Lorenzo administered the renewal of vows of the couples. More pictures in the Photo Gallery.



THIRD WORLD CONGRESS OF ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS

 AND NEW COMMUNITIES

November 29, 2014

This Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities was held by the Pontifical Council for the Laity in Rome on November 20-22, 2014. The theme of the congress was “The Joy of the Gospel: a Missionary Joy.”

The congress was participated in by 300 people from 100 movements from 40 countries in all continents, with many founders and general moderators. There were also clerics, including 3 cardinals and 7 (arch)bishops. Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, presided.



POSTSCRIPT ON THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

The divide between progressive and traditionalist bishops at the Synod was basically on how to treat people on the wrong side of sexuality, that is, those who are into cohabitation, the divorced and remarried, and same-sex unions. The progressives would like to be nice, caring, accepting, welcoming, non-judgmental, merciful, compassionate and even bend “the rules” backward a bit to accommodate those in such situations. On the other hand, the traditionalists insist on Christian morality, truth, Church teaching, renunciation of sin, repentance for wrongdoing, and healing the wound rather than just putting balm on it.



2014 National March For Life

CFC-FFL joins thousands of marchers that gather in front of the Parliament building in Ottawa every year to stand up for the unborn. This year more than 25,000 gathered coming from different cities in Ontario. Scores of speakers composed of MPs, senators and members of clergy including Cardinal Tom Collins spoke in support of the cause.



CFCFFL CANADA 2014 EASTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

A two-day of spiritual awakening and empowerment, held in St. John Paul II Polish Cultural Center, 4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON.



CFCFFL CANADA 2014 CLERGY NIGHT

Couples For Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFCFFL) hosted the 7th Annual Clergy Appreciation Night on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre, located at 20 Polonia Avenue, Brampton, Ontario. Once each year, our community welcomes the opportunity to express our thanks, respect, and solidarity with our Cardinal, Archbishop, Bishops, Priests, and Deacons (and their wives) for the support they have extended to CFCFFL Canada.



REPORT AND REFLECTIONS

ON THE III EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

October 23, 2014

 

Introduction

 

The III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops happened from October 5 to 18, 2014, at Vatican City. The assembly was called by Pope Francis to discuss “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” There were 186 Synod Fathers (61 cardinals, 67 archbishops, 47 bishops, others), 8 fraternal delegates (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Coptic Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist), 16 experts and 38 auditors, for a total of 248 participants, coming from all continents of the world. The auditors were the lay participants. The language of the synod was in Italian, French, Spanish, English and German.



The 2014 CCCB Forum with National Movements and Associations

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)

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.





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Eastern Region Conference
Global Kingdom Ministries
1250 Markham Rd, Scarborough
May 8-9, 2015

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Western Regional Conference


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National March for Life
Parliament Hill
Ottawa, ON
May 14, 2015
Buses to Ottawa - Campaign Life Coalition


Christian Life Seminar
Weekend Retreat
MAY 23-24, 2015
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
10 East Pearce Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0A8


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2015 Canada CFCFFL National Kids Conference
July 18, 2014
Saturday, 8:00 AM-6:30 PM Senator O’Connor College School
60 Rowena Drive East
Toronto, ON M3A 3R2

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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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Books and Magazines


LUMEN FIDEI OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS  


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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Click on the image below to view the Recognition Letter.


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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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: Sunday, March 15, 2015

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