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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.


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 45)


esus came into the world in order to save us from our sins and win for us our salvation. “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” (1 Tm 1:15b). Because God so loved the world, He does not want anyone to be lost. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who leaves the ninety-nine to look for the one lost sheep (Lk 15:4).

SYNODOS (Part 125)


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.



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.

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My dear brethren, our theme for 2017 is “One in Christ.” Our theme verse is Romans 12:5, which says, “so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.”

We are one people of God, one holy Catholic Church, one army of God. We look to our one Father, our one Lord, and the one Spirit. We have one call to holiness and discipleship, to which we continue to strive through the abounding mercy of God. “I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.” (Rom 12:1).

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.

2016 Clergy Appreciation Night hosted by CFC-FFL Canada on June 7, 2016 at Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall

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 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.

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)

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.

What's Happening?

Marriage Enrichment Retreat I & II

Best Western Premier Airport Hotel 135 Carlingview Dr, Etobicoke

November 19-20, 2016

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Eastern Canada Regional Conference

1250 Markham Rd, Scarborough

May 12 - 13, 2017


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.


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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