Couples for Christ (CFC) began in 1981 in Manila when a local community tried out a new approach in evangelizing married couples. The method used consisted of bringing together a small group of prospective couples in a private home. There they were brought to a living relationship with Jesus Christ and to a renewal of weekly informal discussions of the gospel in a social setting.
Soon, CFC became a Christian family life renewal program made available to parishes and groups of married couples who wished to live out their Christian life in an active, supportive relationship with one another.
Through the years, CFC has blossomed into a worldwide ministry, becoming a major force for the renewal of Christian family life and also of the bigger Church. Currently present in over 100 countries, CFC continues to be an effective tool in winning the world for Christ.
CFC Vancouver grew from a mere 3 couples, doubling and tripling as the years went by. The Holy Spirit set foot into the hearts of clergy & lay people alike, thus allowing Christian Life Programs to be conducted all over the Lower Mainland. In homes & in churches, the love of God spread, and like wildfire, it could not be stopped.
Couples for Christ Vancouver was officially recognized by the Archdiocese of Vancouver on February 14, 1995. His Grace Reverend Adam Exner appointed Rev. Fr. Peter Chiang as the Spiritual Director. Today God continues to bless this community with more allies in the fight against evil.
CFC GLOBAL VISION
OF THE EARTH
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 evangelizers that sets the world on fire with the fullness of God’s transforming love.
CFC GLOBAL MISSION
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.
CFC GLOBAL GOALS
1. EVANGELIZATION AND FORMATION
To strategically locate in the world to evangelize peoples and inculcate a way of life based on Gospel values.
2. FAMILY RENEWAL
To strengthen and defend the family as a basic unit of society and of the Church in accordance with God’s plan.
3. TOTAL CHRISTIAN LIBERATION (Justice, Life, and Poor)
To help the least of our brethren based on Matthew 25:40, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
4. EFFECTIVE / EFFICIENT GOVERNANCE
To provide effective and efficient support services to fulfill the vision and mission of CFC.
CFC CORE VALUES
CFC Vancouver 2 Chapter – St. Mary’s Parish
Joe and Flor Pelingon, Chapter Leaders
Tel. no. 604-438-3821