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2015 CFCUSA Pastoral Formation Materials – Love More… Divine Mercy (ROH#20)

Dear CFC USA Family:

Allow me to be one of the first to greet you all a Happy Easter!

On April 12, 2015, the Sunday after Easter, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. The ROH PF materials for this month will focus on the Divine Mercy message and devotion…to enable us to Love More.

The message of Divine Mercy is that God loves all of us, and he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others, so all will come to share His joy. Among all of the elements of devotion to The Divine Mercy requested by our Lord through St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, the Feast of Mercy takes top priority. The Lord's will with regard to its establishment was already made known in His first revelation to the saint, as recorded in her Diary. In all, there were 14 revelations concerning the desired feast. Our Lord's explicit desire is that this feast be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter, now called Divine Mercy Sunday.

To fittingly observe the Feast of Mercy, we should:
1. Celebrate the Feast on the Sunday after Easter;
2. Sincerely repent of all our sins;
3. Place our complete trust in Jesus;
4. Go to confession, preferably before that Sunday;
5. Receive Holy Communion on the day of the Feast;
6. Venerate the Image of The Divine Mercy;
7. Be merciful to others, through our actions, words, and prayers on their behalf.

On a different note, there is NO UCFC Teaching of the Month for April 2015 to enable CFC USA areas to conduct the Leaders’ Training (HH, Unit, Chapter) as well as the Quick Journey to the Bible Timeline.

Finally, I wish to reiterate that the ROH monthly PF materials are meant for all leaders and members of CFC USA for their spiritual development. Kindly disseminate the information to the members ASAP. Also, the materials are available at the CFC USA website at http://www.couplesforchristusa.org/index.php/resources2/reflections-of-the-heart

Here’s wishing you and your family a most blessed Easter and a truly Divine Mercy Sunday!

In Christ through Mary,
Bro. Toffee Jeturian

2015 CFCUSA Pastoral Formation Materials – Love More…Your Family (ROH#21)

 

 

May 2015 Theme/Topic of the Month:

Love More….Your Family

Scripture Passage of the Month:  Psalm 103: 17-18

But the LORD’s mercy is from age to age, toward those who fear him.

His salvation is for the children’s children of those who keep his covenant, and remember to carry out his precepts

Household Teachings of the Month: (Read ROH#21 letter first)

FIVE ATTACKS AGAINST MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

FIVE STEPS TO FORM GOOD FAMILIES

FIVE ACTS OF CHARITY IN THE FABRIC OF THE FAMILY

 By Fr. Ed Broom OMV

Discussion Question of the Month: 

What struck you in the 3 essays? Share your personal reflections on God’s main message for you. 

UCFC Basic Formation Teaching of the Month:

Christian Personal Relationships Talk #3: Taming the Tongue

Feature Presentation Video
Expanded Outline for  Speaker
Powerpoint file for Speaker

Song of the Month: 

Household of Faith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eL2dSaRllI

Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraphs of the month:

CCC 2197-2233

Saints of the Month: 

Sts. Joachim and Anne

Prayer of the Month:

Prayer for the Family 

Media (Apostolic Exhortation) of the Month: 

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION FAMILIARIS CONSORTIO OF POPE  JOHN PAUL II

TO THE EPISCOPATE TO THE CLERGY AND TO THE FAITHFUL OF THE WHOLE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON THE ROLE  OF THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY  IN THE MODERN WORLD 

http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_19811122_familiaris-consortio.html 

Joke of the Month:

Dressed Alike J 

“Faith without Action is Dead” Applications of the Month:

1-    Schedule and DO One on Ones with your spouse this and succeeding months.

2-    Schedule and DO one on Ones with each of your children this and succeeding months.

3-    Schedule and DO One on Ones with your household members this Month.

Attachments:
Download this file (PFO_May2015_eHandout.pdf)PFO_May2015_eHandout.pdf[ ]

March 2015: Love More…our savior Jesus Christ, This Lent (and Beyond), (ROH#19)

See attached UCFC Materials:
1. Instructions for UCFC for March
2. CPR Talk 2 Powerpoint (download)
3. Outline for speakers
4. Video for talk

 

June 2015: Love More... Our Fathers - ROH# 22

June 2015 Theme/Topic of the Month:

Love More....Our Fathers

Scripture Passage of the Month:  Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord

Household Teaching of the Month: (Read ROH#22 letter first)

FANTASTIC, FAITHFUL FABULOUS FATHERS. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

     By Fr. Ed Broom OMV

Discussion Question of the Month: 

For Fathers: In what ways could I be the Father that God has intended me to be?

For Spouses and Children: In what ways could I show appreciation to my Father/Husband?

UCFC Basic Formation Teaching of the Month:

Christian Personal Relationships Talk #4: Correction

CPR Talk 4 Expanded Outline (for speakers)

CPR Talk 4 Powerpoint File (for speakers)

CPR Talk 4 Video Feature Presentation (Speaker: Bro. Lito Tayag)

CPR Talk 4 Supplemental Videos

1. Dr Carson Explains Political Correctness

2. Pope correct error with LOVE

Song of the Month: 

Father's Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALrJ17qKpHg

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraphs of the month:

CCC 2214-2231

 

Saint of the Month:

Saint Anthony of Padua

Prayer of the Month:

Prayer for Father's Day

Media (Book) of the Month: 

Fatherless by Brian J. Gail

Joke of the Month:

Be Careful where you work  J

 

"Faith without Action is Dead" Applications of the Month:

1-    For Fathers: Lead your family closer to God by consistently initiating Family Prayers

2-    For Spouses and children: Pray for your Fathers everyday.

 
 
UCFC Basic Formation Teaching Of The Month:
Christian Personal Relationships Talk #4: 
Correction

2015 CFC Theme: "Love More"

Inspired by John 21:15-17.
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distress that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and He said to him,  “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” (Jesus) said to him, “Feed my sheep.”