COUPLES FOR CHRIST
A Private International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right
Couples For Christ 2023 Theme
Christ Heals! Rise, pick up your mat and go!
“But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”
he said the paralytic, “I say to you rise, pick up your mat, and go home.”
Mark 2:10-11 (NABRE)
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.
Building the Church of the Home,
Building the Church of the Poor
We are Couples for Christ. We are committed to live in God’s righteousness and holiness, evangelizing people through a life of love and service. We shall work for the renewal of families that will serve God and build generations of Christian leaders; and we shall pursue Total Christian Liberation through social justice, respect for life, and work with the poor.
Families in the Holy Spirit renewing the face of the earth
Moved by the Holy Spirit, one with the Catholic Church, blessed to witness Christ’s love and service, Couples for Christ is a united global community of family evangelizers that sets the world on fire with the fullness of God’s transforming love.
CFC Kids for Christ
CFC Kids for Christ is one of the Family Ministries of Couples for Christ (CFC) which started in 1993 in Manila, Philippines. It was created for the evangelization of the kids through the family. It is guided by its vision of Sharing Christ’s joy to families and the world with the three-fold mission of evangelizing kids, enriching families, and renewing society.
CFC Youth for Christ
CFC Youth for Christ is a young community of believers, a ministry of Couples for Christ Global Mission Foundation, filled with the vibrancy and conviction of the Spirit,eager to answer the call to do one thing —spread the love of Christ. CFC Youth for Christ embraces the bigger vision of Couples for Christ: Families in the Holy Spirit renewing the face of the earth. The bigger mission: Building the church of the home and the church of the poor. CFC Youth for Christ is now established in more than 100 countries and counting.
CFC Singles for Christ
CFC Singles for Christ (SFC) is one of the family ministries of Couples for Christ (CFC). It was founded to cater to the needs of single men and women from 21 to 40 years of age. "Single" refers to anyone within that age group who is free from any legal impediments to marriage. The pastoral care offered by the ministry, though, is not limited to those who are called for marriage, but includes as well those who may be considering either single blessedness or religious vocation as a state of life.
CFC Handmaids of the Lord
CFC Handmaids of the Lord (HOLD) is one of the family ministries of Couples for Christ (CFC). It is a Christian renewal and support ministry for mature women who are single mothers (except minors), widows, separated/divorced/with annulled marriages, unmarried (single mature), married but husbands are not willing or able to participate in the life and mission of CFC, migrants, wives of overseas workers, deprived of liberty (in detention facilities). The ministry assists these women to grow in their Christian life with the Blessed Virgin Mary as their model.
CFC Servants of the Lord
The CFC Servants of the Lord (SOLD) is an international Catholic organization for men, who want to follow Christ and abide by His teachings as they face the many challenges of everyday life. It is a brotherhood where men support one another in faith and in fellowship finding strength to fight temptation. SOLD provides an environment wherein they will be empowered to manage their lives accordingly and lead other men and their families to Christ.
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The two-fold mission of CFC are Building the Home and Church of the Poor. Work for building the Church of the Poor is integral in our mission. The global mission states that “We shall pursue Total Christian Liberation through social justice, respect for life and work with the poor. We are called to love the poor as exemplified by Christ and we are called to be a caring community with one heart and one mind.”
Building the Church of the poor emanates from the Social Teachings of the Church and will be strengthened by the new formation teachings that will guide our posture towards our work for Total Christian Liberation. The programs are tools and ways for members of CFC to grow in loving the poor as Christ did.
Answers the Cry of the Poor and focus on the social and spiritual transformation of families.
Gives courage and support to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to meet the challenges of being away from home, country, and families.
CFCs program to care for our common home where we all live as one family so that we and future generations would reap the benefits not just for the few but for all humanity.
CFC Prison Ministry: Isaiah 61:1
Supports the spiritual transformation of the prisoners and help address the stigma of prison for eventual release (including skills building for employability and integration, both within the family and community.
Promote good governance in the corporate and government milieu.
CFC Order of St. Michael
Coordinating, Partnering and Monitoring Arm for the Uniformed Personnel Sector
CFC Young Couples Program
Supports young married couples to become pastors of their young children, training them to uphold moral values and Catholic culture, making Christ the center of their way of life.
CFC Seniors Program
A program that affirms the role of seniors in the community to continue apostolic and missionary life.
CFC ReFORM Program
A program that helps, supports, and evangelize a person with substance use disorder
A program that promotes opportunities for the establishment, development, and operation of cooperatives
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