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COMMISSION ON THE FAMILY

 

Marriage of husband and wife is the visible sign of the great invisible reality of the spousal relationship bewteen Christ and the Church. The spirituality of marriage is sacramental in that the fullness of marriage is proportional to its ability to express the loving relationship between Christ and his Church. The husband should truly be Christ and the wife should be the Church. A united and loving couple, living in the holy fear of God, will be able to bring up children well and will have the capacity to build up their economic resources.  The family therefore has the mission to guard, reveal, and communicate love, which is the living reflection of and a real sharing in God's love for humanity and the love of Christ for the Church, his bride. 

The Commission on the Family was organized to strengthen family life as a potent force of the Christian life. Its activities include the conduct of Pre-Cana seminar, responsible parenthood seminar for couples planning to get married, marriage counseling, and pro-life advocacy. It is committed to protect and safeguard human life, to fulfill the mission of making Christian families the stronghold of society and the Church, as well as to be bearers of the Good News. It also promotes the transformation of Christian families into true “domestic churches” as God intends them to become and upon which the future of evangelization will depend in the third millenium.

Coordinators:  Germanito and Ma. Joyce Pavino

CoF Day:  Holy Family Sunday


Ministry of Pre-Cana

The ministry is in charge of seminar-workshops which cover topics that help engaged couples have a happy, healthy, and holy marriage. An in-person Pre-Cana is a one day session led by a trained married couple held at the parish. Through short talks, sharing of the facilitators' own experiences of their marriage and faith growth, and personal reflection, engaged couples are guided through topics useful for a successful marriage. .Activities include Sama-Samang Kasalan sa Simbahan, Wento Mo, May Wenta, and Pagbabalik-Tanaw sa Ating Pag-iisang Dibdib.

 

Coordinators:       Noel and Ma.Theresa Moratal


Post-Cana Ministry

This ministry brings together newly married couples of all ages that meet together throughout the year in fellowship, dinner, and dialogue. The group was designed to continue to counsel to couples after the Sacrament of Matrimony. Counselling is not only provided by the facilitators, but also through each couple sharing the dynamics, joys, and challenges they face as newlyweds. Activities include SUYUAN (Marriage Enrichment Program), Family Encounter, Father-Son Dialogue/Mother-Daughter Dialogue and May Forever (Renewal of Marriage Vows)

 

Coordinators:         Rommel Paul and Catherine Adriano


Ministry of Kids and the Elderly

This ministry offers spiritual support and fellowship to the children and senior adults of the parish. Through the coordinators, the ministry can also meet the spiritual needs of children, and homebound seniors and senior adults living in their homes. Activities undertaken by the ministry include Family Day, Kids and Seniors’ Retreat.

 
Coordinators:         Michael and Rechel Malajacan


Solo Parent Ministry

The Solo Parent Ministry is made up of groups of single parents raising children who come together for mutual emotional, social and practical support. Social groups occur regularly and often are a place where participants can gain practical advice on issues relating to parenting when you are on your own with children. Activities include Solo Parenting seminars and assembly.

 

Coordinator:           Estela Ricio

 

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ORGANIZATIONS

 

Couples for Christ- Global (CFC-Global)

Couples for Christ- Global is a Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. CFC couples have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising families grounded in Christian values, in the service and love of God. Through the years, CFC has blossomed into a worldwide ministry, becoming a major force for the renewal of the Christian family life and also of the church. CFC rises in defense of the family, which is God’s work. CFC wants to bring God’s strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world.

 

Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL)

Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life is an international private association of lay faithful, doing its work in many countries, having many different nationalities as active members, and officially recognized by the Catholic Church hierarchy. Its primary work is evangelization, founded on family renewal. In this, it focuses on renewing the family and defending life, as well as participating in the work of building the Church of the Poor.

 

Marriage Encounter


Marriage Encounter is the largest pro-marriage organization in the world and promotes Weekend experiences for couples who want to make their good marriage even better. It is a movement designed to give married couples the opportunity to examine their lives together , a time to share their feelings, their hopes, disappointments, joys and frustrations and to do so openly and honestly in a face-to-face, heart-to-heart encounter with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of their life. The emphasis of Marriage Encounter is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life, to concentrate on each other. It is a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage.


Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community

Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community dedicates itself to the mission of living the call to be God’s people of joy – channels of hope and bearers of his gospel of peace, justice and salvation. Members commit themselves to the universality of his mission. In serving the Church, members help promote the Kingdom of Christ around the world through evangelization, the building of Christian communities, helping in the promotion of Christian unity, and defending the authentic gospel. Members also offer themselves to the work of stemming the tide of evil, especially in Asia where members believe the Lord has called them and the entire nation to be a light in darkness.

 

Familia

Formally organized in 1993 by Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community, Familia is a parish-based community of Catholic families, empowered by the Holy Spirit, who are committed to love and support one another in the Christian life. Familia is dedicated to bringing about Christian renewal and strengthening of families, servant communities in the parishes where members belong. It draws its inspiration from Familiaris Consortio – the exhortation of Pope John Paul II about the role of the Christian family in the modern world. Familia is run and led by lay people who are actively serving their parishes.

 

Tahanan ng Panginoon


Tahanan ng Panginoon seeks to share with the poor the Good News of God’s love and the hope it brings, of freedom from oppressive structures and oppressive values, of transformation towards being responsible citizens of the country and faithful servants of the Kingdom, of empowerment towards self-sufficiency and service to community.

 

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