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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

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.



OUR THEME FOR 2014

EMPOWERED TO WITNESS 

Our theme is taken from 2 Timothy 1:7-8. "For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God."




Mission Center Booking



OUR THEME FOR 2015 (Part 1)

NO ONE IN NEED 

Our theme verse for 2015 is from Acts 4:34a: "There was no needy person among them." It will basically be about the thrust of building the Church of the Poor. The larger context which will direct our formation for 2015 will be Acts 4:31-35, which has many elements that will support the basic thrust for the year. This year we are "empowered to witness." Next year we build on this. "With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all." (Acts 4:33). Our basic thrust is evangelization, centered on the proclamation of the good news of salvation in Jesus, accomplished by his death on the cross and his resurrection. The more specific focus of this evangelization will be the poor, both as objects and subjects of evangelization.

Catholic Bishops Drop Moves to Accept Gays
By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday reversed a historic acceptance of gays, dropping parts of a controversial document that had talked more positively of homosexuals than ever before in Church history.

The document, issued at the end of a two-week assembly, or synod, of some 200 Roman Catholic bishops from around the world, pointed to deep divisions within the Church on issues such as reaching out to homosexuals and Catholics who have divorced and re-married in civil services.



What is the Extraordinary General Synod of Bishops?

Our Servant General Frank Padilla has been appointed by Pope Francis to be an Auditor at the upcoming III Extraordinary General Synod of Bishops at the Vatican this October. We are one in praying for the success of the Synod and the participation of our Servant General.

It was announced last October 8th that an Extraordinary session of the Synod of Bishops would meet this year from October 5th to 19th to discuss the "pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization" and a "deeper pastoral care of marriage."



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.



Join the next internationally coordinated campaign to save lives, this coming Fall from September 24 - Nov 2, 2014!

Join the next internationally coordinated campaign to save lives, this coming Fall from September 24 - Nov 2, 2014! This fall there will be hundreds of communities in North America, including many Canadian cities, simultaneously hosting a 40 Days For Life campaign from September 24 - November 2, 2014. These campaigns produce tremendous fruits. In many Canadian cities, dozens of babies have been saved from abortion. If you wish to join the next 40 Days For Life in your community, please contact your local campaign coordinator (below) and find out how you can sign up as a vigil volunteer. Please consider becoming a prayer volunteer by donating at least 1 hour of prayer and fasting in front of the local abortion facility. If you are part of a church community, perhaps your pastor would like to "Adopt a day"? Click on the city links below to contact local coordinators and to register online for the vigil schedule



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).


Part of our work with the poor is our Prison Ministry. A significant aspect of our Prison Ministry is our work at the Maximum Security Compound of the National Bilibid Penitentiary (Max-NBP) in Metro Manila. This is where the so-called dregs of society are incarcerated, possibly for life. These prisoners are actually the poorest of the poor, poorer even than those without houses. They have been forgotten or abandoned by their families, they live in wretched conditions with very limited freedom of movement, they can be said to have no future to speak of. Life in prison at the Max-NBP is wretched and not comparable at all to prison facilities in the West as you see in the movies.



The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI with members and consulters of the Pontifical Council for the Family

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI with members and consulters of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Vatican City, February 8, 2010. Note Archbishop Soc Villegas on the right and Frank & Gerry Padilla on the left.





What's Happening?


All Saints Dress Up Fun
Our Lady of the Airways Church
7407 Darcel Ave.
Mississauga
November 1, 2014, 12:30 - 4 PM.


Marriage Enrichment
Retreat I & II

November 15 - 16, 2014
Saturday (8 AM - 10 PM) and Sunday (8 AM - 1 PM)
Hotel Indigo Toronto Airport
135 Carlingview Drive Toronto

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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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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, October 19, 2014

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