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NA E TR | F L iS Q 3 4 T HJ U N CE -A O CL U M M SB E R M1 E D D
“UNSTOPPABLE.” This was the battlecry of CFC Youth for Family and Life as they gathered together for the annual District Youth Conference in the province of Batangas last September 29, 2013. Around one thousand youth participated in the spirit-filled event.
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013 | VOL. 1 ISSUE NO. 1
ME LIC T IT ONS FD II ANP U AB L I AS
HLI President at the CFC FFL Monthly Assembly
Human Life International (HLI) President, Fr. Shenan Boquet, graced the CFC FFL monthly assembly last September 13, 2013 and gave a talk on “The Importance of Language in Changing the Culture”. The event was held at Christ the King Parish, Greenmeadows, Quezon City. It started with a Holy Mass at 7:00 p.m. Notable guests include Bishop Gabriel Reyes and Fr. Melvin Castro of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines and Dra. Ligaya Acosta of HLI Philippines. Around five hundred people attended the event. Fr. Boquet stressed that the message we must proclaim is CHRIST and that love is the language that will change the culture.
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CFC FFL SERVANT GENERAL
“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.” 2 Timothy 1:7-8
How fast this Year of Faith has gone! Soon a new year will be upon us, and with that a new theme. We continue with the call to the New Evangelization, and especially the lay response needed. As such, we have decided on our theme for 2014. We are “Empowered to Witness.” Our theme is taken from 2 Timothy 1:7-8. We are witnesses, that is, the silent witness of a holy life, and the verbal witness of gospel proclamation. In this we are empowered by the Holy Spirit, who sanctifies us and sends us off on mission. The year 2014 will see an escalation of our work of evangelization. We see explosive growth for such initiatives as the Live Christ, Share Christ (LCSC)
Movement, for the Live Pure Movement, for our work with the poor. These are all in line with the Church’s priorities: lapsed Catholics, the youth, the poor.
To respond to God’s call and plan, we must shed any spirit of cowardice. We must bravely march forth, responding to the calls to sainthood, martyrdom
and spiritual warfare. This is the Christian life. This is the great privilege given to us as CFC FFL.
ONWARD TO THE NEW EVANGELIZATION!
Onward to the New Evangelization!
Newly-appointed Community Servant Leaders
CFC FFL European Conference
CFC YFL FTW as Philippine delegate to SEA Animators Conference
FLiQ wraps up Season One of Online Shows, more to come
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CFC YFL FTW REPRESENTS THE COUNTRY IN THE SEA 2 ANIMATORS’ MEETING
CFC FFL EUROPEAN CONFERENCE IN SPAIN
Almost seven hundred fifty CFC FFL members from all over Europe were reunited at the 16th CFC FFL European Conference held in Evenia Olympic Palace Hotel in Lloret de Mar, Girona, Spain last October 4 to 6, 2013. The event echoed CFC FFL’s 2013 theme: “BE.LI.EV.E! Faith Works Wonders!” Speakers were: Fr. Francis Gustilo (CFC FFL Spiritual Director), Bambi and Maricar Urgino, Michael Voris of ChurchMilitant.TV and Frank Padilla, CFC FFL Servant General. Around seventeen countries in Europe participated in the conference. Sweet Roque, CFC Youth for Family and Life Fulltime Worker, was chosen to represent the country in the Southeast Asian 2 Regional Youth Animators’ meeting held in Maloa, Dili, Timor Leste last September 4 to 8, 2013. The meeting was attended by representatives from the SEA 2 regions: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Bangladesh. Entitled, “Cross-culture,” the participants discussed the problems that they face as youth ministers in their respective countries.
The Live Pure (LP) Team brought the good news of chastity to another school. This time, Jo-I Villas, LP Fulltime Worker pays it forward to his alma mater as he led students of San Beda College Alabang to discover real freedom, total happiness and true love.
NEW COMMUNITY SERVANT LEADERS APPOINTED
The appointment of an Apostolic Board (AB) has been announced by our Servant General last September 10, 2013. The Apostolic Board is composed of twelve brethren whose task is to help in overseeing the worldwide work of CFC FFL and in safeguarding its charism and vision. The AB is also tasked to formulate policies, principles, structures, formation modules, ministries and directions which will be implemented throughout the worldwide CFC FFL family in collaboration with the Servant General. The members of the Apostolic Board are as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Lachie Agana Nonong Contreras (AB Chair) Mimi David Maribel Descallar Jojo Dunglao Cocoi Javier Chito Liban Pancho Lopez-Tan 9. Ed Mondigo 10. Bob Murga 11. Xavy Padilla 12. Charlie Reyes A Servant Council (SC) in the Philippines has also been formed. The main task of the council is to govern community life and work in the country. Eventually, SC’s will also be established in other countries to be able to govern the work in the country and to help in safeguarding our vision and promoting our mission. The following comprise the Philippine SC: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Lachie Agana (Country Servant) Manny Canlas Jun Caramat Bobbie Laguitao Oca Oblefias Pat Oconer Joseph Tesoro
FLIQ INTERNET TV SHOWS COMPLETE SEASON ONE CFC FFL FACEBOOK PAGE HITS 7,000-MARK
The official Facebook page of CFC FFL has reached another milestone as it hit 7,000 likes last September 20, 2013. This means over 7,000 people are now connected to our community Facebook page where they receive regular updates. Please invite all your members to “like” our CFC FFL page on Facebook. Visit the link below: The Lord continues to bless our New Evangelization work as Family and Life Quad (FLIQ) Media celebrated the wonders of Season One of its five internet TV shows: Family and Life Update, High Time, Modern Day Prophets, Live Pure Tambayan and The Review. The FLIQ Media channel on Youtube gained close to 50,000 views over a period of twelve weeks since June 2013. Catch all these episodes online and support our efforts to make Jesus famous in every household. WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/FLIQMEDIA
CFC SFL “POWER UP” ROADTRIPS
The CFC SFL Committed Servants Weekend (CSW) 2013 went on a roadtrip to Biliran and Davao. The CSW for Western Visayas was held last September 21 to 22, 2013 in Almeria, in the province of Biliran. Around one hundred fifty members from Northern Samar (Laoang), Western Samar (Catbalogan), Leyte (Tacloban), Southern Leyte (Sogod), and Biliran, along with guests from Cebu attended the event. Meanwhile, the CSW for SFL Mindanao took place at Camp Maryhill, Marapangi, Toril, Davao City last September 14 to 15, 2013. SFL Luzon had its series of CSW’s in Antipolo (August 31 to September 1) and Tagaytay (September 7 to 8). The CSW is an event for the potential leaders of SFL. It aims to empower leaders through a series of talks, workshops, worship and fellowship.
KFL CONDUCTS SERVANTS SUMMIT A MARIAN OFFERING BY HFL METRO MANILA
In celebration of the Blessed Mother’s birthday, CFC Handmaids for Family and Life held a Metro Manila Assembly last September 7, 2013 at the RFM Auditorium, Pasig City. More than 160 HFL members attended the event that held the theme “Hail Mary: A CFC HFL Marian Offering.” Sis. Rose Galvez was the main speaker who led the careful reflection on the most popular Marian prayer, the “Hail Mary.” The CFC KFL Ministry held their annual Servants Summit in the District of Novaliches last September 8, 2013. It was attended by almost two hundred KFL Coordinators and Heart Champs from Metro Manila and nearby provinces from North and Central Luzon. The summit empowered the participants to live out and share the faith they have received in the different services they are doing in the kids’ ministry. An echo of the Servants Summit was also held in Batangas last September 15 for all KFL Coordinators and Heart Champs of South Luzon.
WWP’S “A DROP OF LOVE” BRINGS RELIEF GOODS TO AFFECTED AREAS
In response to the disaster caused by the heavy monsoon rains, CFC FFL Work with the Poor continued the “A Drop of Love” relief operations. The mission was able to visit and give aid to our brethren that suffered from floods in areas such Olongapo and Dinalupihan. The WWP team brought the relief goods to the respective areas last September 25, 2013. Let us continue to pray for those affected by these tragedies.
FLIQ MEDIA SPEAKS AT AYOM EVENT
Last September 28, 2013, Tinay Mamaril of Family and Life Quad (FLiQ) Media, was invited to speak to members of the Archdiocesan Youth Organizations and Movements (AYOM) as they concluded the activities for the Month of the Youth. Tinay spoke about taking courage in spreading God’s love and His word through social media. She challenged about 200 representatives from various youth groups of the Archdiocese of Manila to take their place as next-generation evangelizers working to make Jesus famous in a mission area called the internet.
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