Dear CFC USA Family:
For the month of October 2017, we focus on the last and greatest virtue embedded in our CFC 2017 theme – LOVE! That is to do everything out of LOVE…for Jesus through Mary. In addition to the death and destruction left behind by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and
the catastrophic earthquake in Mexico, continuous disturbing and tragic global and local news headlines, such as the ones below leave us feeling outraged, helpless, fearful and doubtful about the prevalence of LOVE: Sept 19, 2017. USA President Trump address to the United Nations: “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
Oct 5, 2017. Kim Jong Un: “Trump is pulling the noose around his neck obsessed with daydream. He is driving the destiny of the US doomed to ruin into bottomless abyss of total destruction.”Oct 1, 2017. LAS VEGAS — Perched in his suite at a high-rise hotel overlooking the Vegas Strip, a 64-year-old retiree with no real criminal history and no known affiliations with terror groups rained bullets down into a crowd at a country music festival Sunday, killing at least 59 people and injuring hundreds more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.Praise God, we have a God of mercy, hope and LOVE. Praise God we have a powerful and loving Intercessor and Heavenly Mother to protect and pray for us during these turbulent times. Remember that God, Our Blessed Mother…and history are on our side. Let us go back 100 years, and learn from the Teaching of the Month (by Fr. Ed Broom)
SEPTEMBER 2017 3 FATIMA: TWENTY POINTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW and Movie of the Month, the 1952 classic- The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, the messages and warnings of our Blessed Mother on war and sin as well as peace, prayer and holiness. May Jesus and Our Lady help us stop sinning so that we will experience peace in our world ravaged by wars and innocent blood being shed every day. In all 6 apparitions of Our Lady, she told the children and the world to pray the ROSARY for 2 specific intentions: world peace and salvation of the family.
The Supplemental Materials of the Month (Please click ROH43_October2017_eHandout )carry the same message of protection, salvation and deliverance through living holy lives and praying the Rosary. The Miracle of Hiroshima is an incredible true story of Jesuits who survived the atomic bomb thanks to the Rosary.
In addition, the preservation and protection of Portugal from destruction in World War II was attributed to the Consecrations of Portugal in 1931 and 1938 to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” -Matthew 18:3. Know and learn from our Saints of the MonthJacinta, Francisco and Servant of God Lucia who had to go through persecutions and sufferings in obedience to our Blessed Mother. Finally, I strongly recommend that you order and purchase the Book of the Month, Total Consecration Through the Mysteries of the Rosary by Fr. Ed Broom OMV (our Teaching of the Month Contributor). Fr. Ed has developed this powerful do-it-yourself retreat that culminates in the total consecration to Jesus through Mary by focusing on the Mysteries of the Rosary and the Seven Sorrows of Mary. This newly published book is destined to be a classic.
So, as we celebrate a CENTURY of the apparition of our Lady in Fatima, in this MONTH of the Rosary in the YEAR of the Lord, I challenge you CFC USA brethren, that you and all your family and household members to commit to living holy lives and praying all the 5 DECADES of the Most Holy Rosary on a DAILY basis.
In Christ through Mary,
Bro. Toffee Jeturian
This September, we focus on two important virtues embedded in our CFC 2017 theme focus – STRENGTH and COURAGE!!! Please Lord, help me get one more! This is the famous battlecry of Private Desmond Doss, a medic in the US Army’s 307th Infantry, 77th Division as he lifted another of his wounded comrades and carried 75 of them to safety amidst the shells that burst and bullets that flew through the Okinawa air on May 1, 1945 in the beautiful true to life movie of faith, strength and courage that is Hacksaw Ridge (Movie of the Month).
In the spiritual battle called LIFE in CFC USA, this should be our Evangelization battlecry: Please Lord, help me get one more! The venerable Fulton J Sheen once said: The best way to get to heaven is to bring someone with you, and another, and another, and another… This is the true spirit of Evangelization, and we are all blessed to be given the opportunity through our CFC USA family to be light of Christ to others in this world by volunteering in local and international missions, spreading God’s good news through our CLPs, Gateway programs, and of course by the witness of our lives.
My prayer is that we be inspired by the examples of St Anthony Mary Claret (Saint of the Month) in this month’s teaching about the Missionary Zeal by Fr. Ed Broom of Hacksaw Ridge’s Private Desmond Doss (Why not have a Household movie night with the Holy Spirit…and popcorn). May the Great Commission truly be our Great Completion as we pray for God’s grace to enable us to get one more….
In Christ through Mary,
Bro. Toffee Jeturian
CFCUSA will be conducting a mission trip to Wyoming and Montana to open and establish our Couples for Christ community in those areas.
If you have friends, relatives or acquaintances that you want us to get in touch with, please give us a call.
All for the love of Christ.
Lito and Violy Crisolo
Willy and Miriam Zaragoza