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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


O Blessed Virgin Mary, you with your Son Jesus crushed the head of the serpent. In the spiritual war that continues to rage in the heavens and on earth, you have already won the victory. Your holy warriors stand before you, dear Mother Mary. We consecrate ourselves to the cause of your Son Jesus, the Redeemer of the world, and to you as his Co-Redemptrix. We dedicate ourselves to the task of winning souls for the Kingdom. We commit to do battle against all evil forces. Cover us with your mantle of protection as you send us forth under your banner. Amen.

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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary October 7, 2019 “See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19) It has been 38 years of our life and mission. In that time, the vision that God gave us has continued to evolve. In 1981 we saw the establishment of Couples for Christ (CFC). In 1993 we saw its re-founding. In 2007 we saw its restoration, now as CFC-FFL. In 2011 God gifted us with the Live Christ, Share Christ (LCSC) mission, as our participation in the Church’s work of New Evangelization.

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We, CFC-FFL, have changed our name to Missionary Families of Christ (MFC), effective October 7, 2019. For a full explanation of this name change, please look to the announcement of the Servant General entitled “A Time of Transition.” But essentially there are 7 basic reasons:

(1) The new name is reflective of our actual identity, of who we are and what we do.

(2) For unity and uniformity throughout the world, considering our community currently has over 10 different names in different countries.

Missionary Families of Christ (EST. 1981).

The Missionary Families of Christ was launched at theYnares Center in Pasig City on Oct. 6.  News story by CBCP News Manila.

OUR THEME FOR 2020 (Part 1)

We read in today’s psalm: “They remembered that God was their rock, God Most High, their redeemer.” (Ps 78:35).

The Israelites, wearied by their journey through the wilderness, “complained against God and Moses” (Nm 21:5). They were much like God’s people today, forgetting about what God had done for them, especially in being granted salvation from captivity, then in Egypt, now from the evil one.

OUR THEME FOR 2020 (Part 2)

At Mass, prior to receiving the Eucharist, we pray, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” These words basically are lifted from the words of the centurion whose slave Jesus healed. There is much we can learn from this episode.

When the centurion spoke as such, Jesus was amazed and said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” (v.9b). Now Israel was the people God had formed as His own. But they were unfaithful many times to their covenant, and would even reject the very Messiah that they were expecting. It is so much like the people of God today.

LCS at St Alphonsus Liguori Parish in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Missionary Families of Christ delegates celebrate the 20th sacerdotal anniversary of Fr. Lorenzo Salandanan on May 8, 2019, with a Mass and refreshment in St Lawrence Catholic Church

Human Life International, headed by Fr Shenan Bouquet, in pro-life collaboration with LCSC in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

First LCS at the St John Fisher Parish in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. With 20 participants.

LCS at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Markham, Ontario, held on January 17 to 31 (2019) with 21 participants.

A gathering of some 30 members of the clergy from the GTA were honored at the Clergy Night of Missionary Families of Christ held at Sts Peter and Paul Banquet Hall on June 12, 2018. Bishop Vincent Nguyen, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto headed the list of guests.

2019 Community Conference

2019 Community Conference held on March 16 at Mary Ward Catholic High School in Scarborough


Philippians 4:6, "Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

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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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