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CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2016

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.

Amen.



WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS! CBCP Statement on the Orlando Tragedy

The scene is becoming disturbingly frequent in the United States - lifeless bodies strewn all over the place, and an assailant gone berserk who, by brazen thoughtlessness, changes lives and communities forever. With the families of those who lost their lives at Orlando, Florida, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines grieves. We, bishops of the Philippine Church, unite ourselves with those who mourn in prayer. But a tragedy like this challenges us to ask ourselves how we can all, not Americans alone, become a better people after having recovered from our grief.




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.



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

OUR THEME FOR 2016 (Part 40)

REAPING THE BOUNTY  

God is good all the time. And we, the beloved children of a loving, merciful and all-powerful Father, are the direct beneficiaries of that goodness. Why is it then that many Christians live lives of misery or at least not exuberant joy? Well, just like our own children, if they choose to put themselves outside our intimate care, if they choose to follow the world rather than our guidance and instruction, if they do not enter more deeply into the faith they have been raised in, then they will experience troubles, pain and even disaster.



SYNODOS (Part 125)

AMORIS LAETITIA  

The much-awaited document from Pope Francis arising from the 2 meetings of the Synod of Bishops has come out, in the form of an apostolic exhortation entitled Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Given that there were opposing sides among the bishops in the synods -- the liberals and the conservatives (or the progressives and the traditionalists), we can expect, and indeed it is already starting, a flurry of analyses, and using what the pope says to promote their own respective stands and interests. There will be further confusion as bishops down the line give their own interpretations. Cardinal Kasper already says that this “changes everything,” and we can expect him to more strongly push his liberal agenda.



FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL OUR THEME FOR 2016 (Part 1)

RICH IN MERCY 

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![1] We looked to the faith that works wonders.




Mission Centre Booking



Courtesy call of to His Eminence Cardinal Collins, Archdiocese of Toronto, by Bro Frank Padilla, servant general of CFC-FFL, June 6, 2016. In the picture are servant leaders of CFCFFL Canada (from left) Kit Galema, Tina Galema, Florie Lee, Frank Padilla, Gerry Padilla, Cardinal Collins, Bobby Ribo, Ding Contreras, Nonong Contreras and Therese Baduria.



The Canadian Supreme Court's bestiality decision: 5 things to consider

by: Jonathon van Maren
Reprinted with permission from The Bridgehead.

June 10, 2016 (TheBridgehead) -- "Man has always lost his way," G.K. Chesterton once wrote, "He has always lost his way, but now he has lost his address."

It was that wise analysis that popped into my head when I logged into Facebook yesterday and scrolled past dozens of stories from around the world, all announcing that the Canadian Supreme Court had just declared that "most bestiality is legal," in the words of Britain's Independent. I wasn't particularly enthused that Canada's last prance across world news was brought on by our freshman prime minister's smug stammerings and shirtless pics, but it seems new lows can always be achieved.



West Region 2016 Planning Retreat

The Western Region had their 2016 Planning Retreat last Nov. 21, 2015 at the Parish Hall of the Guardian Angels Parish in Vancouver, BC. Led by WR coordinator Bro. Boyet Altura. Fr. Rudy D'Souza, OCD, Spiritual Director of the BC Area, gave a talk on Servant Leadership. In attendance were various servant leaders from Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.



Filipino participants of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Filipino participants of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (from left to right) Rev. Enrico Emmanuel A. AYO, Assistens Secretariae Generalis Em.mus D.nus Card. Luis Antonio G. TAGLE, Praeses delegatus Summus Pontifex FRANCISCUS, Praeses Exc.mus D.nus Gilbert A. GARCERA, Sodalis* D.nus Nelson et D.na Maria Socorro VILLAFANIA, Auditores Exc.mus D.nus Jose S. PALMA, Sodalis* Exc.mus D.nus Romulo G. VALLES, Sodalis* *electi a conferentia episcopali



CFC-FFL No One in Need (NONe) movement distributed relief packages to typhoon Nona victims in 2 parishes in Mindoro Oriental province in the Philippines. There were 303 families helped. We continue to appeal for more donations to reach more affected families.



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.



Annual Live Pure Conference. Pure happiness!!

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)



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.



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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2016 National Conference

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CFC-FFL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE

Saturday, February 20, 2016 From 1:30 PM

Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School 3200 Kennedy Rd, 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.


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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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
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  • email: cfcffl@cfcfflcanada.org

Last updated: Saturday, June 25, 2016

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