VISION: “Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth”
MISSION: “Building the Church of the Home and the Church of the Poor”
Couples for Christ (CFC) is a Global Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life.
CFC wants to rise in defence of the family, which is God’s work. CFC wants to bring God’s strength and light to those who are committed to being truly Christian families in the modern world. As such the CFC Vision and Mission are restated as follows:
Moved by the Holy Spirit, one with the Catholic Church, blessed to witness to Christ’s love and service, Couples for Christ is a united global community of family evangelises that sets the world on fire with the fullness of God’s transforming love.
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.
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 fulfil their primary vocation of raising families grounded in Christian values, in the service and love of God.
In 1996, CFC was approved by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines as a national private association of lay faithful. In 2000, CFC was recognized by the Holy See (Vatican) as a global association of the lay faithful of pontifical right.
Any validly married Catholic couple can become members of CFC. Although a Catholic movement/organization, CFC remains open to having non-Catholic Christians as members. CFC draws its membership from all sectors of society, young and old, rich and poor, etc. CFC transcends all cultural, economic, educational, social and other distinctions.
The CFC movement has since expanded to include missions for singles (Singles for Christ), children (Kids for Christ), the youth (Youth for Christ), widows (Handmaids of the Lord) and widowers (Servants of the Lord).
CFC Mission in Eswatini
CFC is very active in Eswatini and is currently in three Parishes, Mater Dolorosa, Saint Peter and St. Paul as well as Our Lady of the Assumption.
Between the 21st and the 26th August 2018 CFC Missionaries will be in the country to conduct workshops. These workshops are mainly to induct new members to the movement and also to strengthen existing members. Sessions will be held from the Cathedral from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th August, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm each day.
The Couples for Christ Eswatini welcomes anybody who wishes to join these enriching sessions.
For more information on these sessions, please contact: Loreto Bhembe at 7611 3024
For more information on Couples for Christ Global, please visit: www.couplesforchristglobal.org/