ROH#37-February 2017: STAND FIRM IN THE FAITH

ROH#37-February 2017: STAND FIRM IN THE FAITH

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I know it’s February, but since this is the first ROH of 2017, let me greet you all a Happy New Year! Well, February is the Chinese New Year, so Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Who made New Year resolutions at the start of the year? Who already broke their resolutions? Don’t worry, because I will suggest that you have a new set of resolutions that will be hard to break because you will hear it the whole year.

It goes like this: “Be on your guard, stand firm for the faith, be courageous, be strong. Your every act should be done with love”.

This was the last message/exhortation of St Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians taken from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, which is also our CFC theme for 2017. We are indeed blessed to have elders in our community who with the guidance of the HS has discerned a theme for 2017, through an anchor Scripture verse that is not only relevant but very timely.

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New Servant Leaders for CFCUSA 2017

January 31, 2017

Dear Brethren:
It is with great delight and excitement that we announce our new CFC USA servant leaders for 2017 (effective the date of this letter):

Regional Heads:
North Central A: Joe Malinao
North Central B: Don Paras
Southeast A: Zaldi Zapanta

We honor and thank Bros. Alex Santos and Ex Funtera for faithfully serving as Regional Heads of their respective regions. Their dedicated efforts and invaluable contributions are greatly appreciated.

Area Heads:
CFC Minnesota: Boyet Mangaliman
CFC South Carolina: Dave Guirao
CFC Oregon: Heiko Junge
CFC South Texas: Boy Guinto (Interim)
CFC South Virginia: Vic Sibal
CFC Louisiana: Rodel Santiago

We honor and thank Bros. Joe Malinao, Nanding Carandang, Giovi Paras, Mel Gayao and Noel de Castro for faithfully serving as Area Heads of their respective areas. Their dedicated efforts and invaluable contributions are greatly appreciated.

Ablaze Board:
Nanding Carandang
Jacx Bernardo
Ado Magat
Joe Malinao
Alvin Martinez
Eric Villanueva
Gretchen Picazo

We honor and thank Bros. Tat Reyes and Vincent Cabrera for faithfully serving as Ablaze Board members. Their dedicated efforts and invaluable contributions are greatly appreciated.

Family Ministries National Core Group:

SOLD NCG
Bert Araneta (Coordinator)
Joebert Chong
James De Leon
Bobbee Mella
Butch Santos
Mark Wright

HOLD NCG
Marissa Kagahastian (Coordinator)
Canyl Bustos
Vangie Cheng
Mila Gayao
Manie, Sawabi
Lydia Sumner
Malie Tanseco

SFC NCG
Chito Barrios (Coordinator)
Duane Absuelo
Pao Banzon
Tina Leung
Dermot Wang
Nonong Zulueta

CFC Youth NCG
Jundy Lacuata (Coordinator)
Mon Del Carmen
Jonathan Lumamba
Lace Macapinlac
Ismael Rico
May Dela Cruz

CFC Kids NCG
Lyndee Reyes (Coordinator)
Nemie Celemen
Manny Manahan
Cham-Cham Quiblat
Gabby Reyes
Sandy Ricamata

We honor and thank Jose Mari Vitan, Marlon Cadag, Yvette Malicay, Manny Marcelino, Mel Gayao, Romy Dacayanan, Manny Po, Beth Laqui, Norma Acebo, Celia Sison, Chris Metzger, and Perry Rivera for faithfully serving in their respective Family Ministry NCGs. Their dedicated efforts and invaluable contributions are greatly appreciated.

Gift of Life National Core Group:
Shaun Guevarra
Alex Algarme
Gian Lizardo
Michelle Reyes
Cora Pura
Fred Eron

We honor and thank Sis Beth Santayana for serving faithfully serving in the GOL NCG. Her dedicated efforts and invaluable contributions are greatly appreciated.

Let us give our full support to our servant leaders as they give off themselves in service to help fulfill the mission and vision of CFC. Finally, let us all pray for the outpouring of the power of the Holy Spirit upon them and for the intercession of our Blessed Mother.
God bless…and be a Saint!

In Christ through Mary,
Toffee Jeturian
National Director, CFC USA

New Servant Leaders for CFC USA 2017

Christmas Message from the CFCUSA National Council

December 25, 2016

Dear CFC USA Family:
As we celebrate the most awaited Christmas season of 2016, we, the members of the CFC USA National Council would like to share with you our personal reflections using our CFC theme for 2016 of REJOICE, PRAY and GIVE THANKS.
REJOICE – After our spiritual and joyful preparations during the Advent season, we continue to REJOICE in the birth of our Savior, Redeemer and Lord Jesus Christ. Let us celebrate with joy and merriment, with gifts and Christmas carols, with parties and get-togethers with family, friends and CFC brethren. However, let us bear in mind that the infant child who is the King of kings and born in poverty in a lowly manger asks us to share our time, talent and treasure to those who are most in need, who are hurting, who have nothing to eat, who are freezing in the cold of night…the lost, least and last.
PRAY – Most of us are excited to open the wrapped gifts from our loved ones underneath the Christmas tree. The 3 wise men gifted Baby Jesus with frankincense, gold and myrrh. May our most precious gift to our Birthday Celebrant be the priceless gift of PRAYER, this season and beyond. Let us commit to spend daily quiet time with God, to be faithful to our Holy Hour, to pray the Rosary as a family, to meditate on Scripture, to listen to His sweet, silent voice.
GIVE THANKS – Finally, in all things, let us have an attitude of gratitude, to have a thankful heart! Let us thank our loving God for His unconditional love for and endless mercy to us. Let us show our gratitude by prayerfully discerning and faithfully obeying His perfect Will in our lives. One BEST way to give thanks is to try our very best to go to Mass every day to receive the free and beautiful gift of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. Remember that Eucharist means Thanksgiving.
This Christmas, let us ask our Lord to answer the prayers He will never refuse to say ‘Yes’ to – to love Him more dearly and to give us the strong desire to be a Saint!
We, the members of the CFC USA National Council would like to say “Thank You” to all of you for your continued support of our CFC mission and vision, and to greet you and your family a most blessed Christmas and a 2017 full of hope!

Your CFC USA National Council
Eric Villanueva, Toffee Jeturian, Rod Bustos, Ding De Guzman, Jojo Reandelar, Tat Reyes, Roger Santos

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In His Steps 2017 journal – Now available

In His Steps 2017 journal – Now available

It features Daily Scriptures based on Biblical text from the Daily Roman Missal and the New American Bible.
Also, found in its pages are the personal reflections, insights, and experiences of members and friends of the Couples for Christ community, as inspired by the scriptures for the day.
As a literary source, it aids the basic household units of the CFC Community, both in their daily personal as well as weekly household prayer times, providing the necessary spiritual fiber for growth in the Community.
“In His Steps” aims to faithfully guide its readers in developing a more meaningful relationship with God and, as a result, to foster a transforming devotion to the Catholic Church and love for others.
“In His Steps” is published annually and available as a set of four.
Proceeds from its sale go towards funding projects of ABLAZE and the Couples for Christ Global Mission Foundation in its mission of Building the Church of the Home and Building the Church of the Poor.

“The person who thirsts for God eagerly studies and meditates on the inspired Word, knowing that there, he is certain to find the One for whom he thirsts.” St Bernard of Clairvaux

Try walking and living IN HIS STEPS!
Increase your spiritual growth.
Let our “In His Steps” Daily Prayer & Scripture Guide help you!
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Thanks and God bless,

ABLAZE USA

 

Prayer After An Election: U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops

Prayer After An Election

U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops

God of all nations, Father of the human family,

we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise

and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy in these United States of America.

We ask for your protection and guidance

for all who devote themselves to the common good,

working for justice and peace at home and around the world.

We lift up all our duly elected leaders and public servants,

those who will serve us as president, as legislators and judges,

those in the military and law enforcement.

Heal us from our differences and unite us, O Lord,

with a common purpose, dedication, and commitment to achieve liberty and justice

in the years ahead for all people,

and especially those who are most vulnerable in our midst.

Amen.

Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States of America, pray for us.