January 19, 2012
Last Sunday, January 15, IC member and IICT Head Manny Garcia did a soft launch of the new Couples for Christ website during his presentation at the CFC Philippine Missions Conference at the Meralco Fitness Center.
To visit the website, please go to www.couplesforchristglobal.org.
With this new development, the UGNAYAN Multimedia Center will be taking down this temporary website (http://couplesforchristglobalmission.wordpress.com) beginning Monday, January 23, 2012 to make way for the new website. For the subscribers of this temporary website, the web administrator can transfer their subscriptions to the new online ‘home’ so they can continue to receive updates via email.
August 22, 2011
by CFC Holy Land Pearlgrimage Council Overseer, Joe Yamamoto
As CFC celebrates its 30th (Pearl) anniversary, the community embarks on a new period that steers the whole community towards its Golden stage. At this period of our community history, the focus on the mission has become clearer and more intense while anchored on a community life of deep prayer and scriptural grounding. We are actively promoting contemplative prayer (taught by Sister Mary Niere) hand in hand with the Great Adventure Bible study course (of Jeff Cavins) for the spiritual deepening of the CFC members.
On this our Pearl Anniversary, we have also organized a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The November pilgrimage will be not just a regular pilgrimage but one that will reflect the spirit of community life. The Pilgrimage will allow an inspirational and collective experience that will enable the pilgrims to better appreciate the love story that God offered to His people. Continue reading
August 20, 2011
The Apostolic Nunciature in the Philippines tendered a reception last August 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM at the Nunciature in Taft Avenue, Manila to commemorate three milestones: the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the Philippines, the 6th year of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI as well as the 60th yes of his priesthood. It was also an occasion to welcome the new papal nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto.
Joe Tale and Rouquel Ponte join the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Pinto (third from right) and Msgr. Pinter (extreme left) and two other guests from other lay organizations for a souvenir photo.
Joe Yamamoto flanked by the new papal nuncio, Archbishop Pinto (left), and Msgr. Pinter
The Couples for Christ was the largest delegation invited. Present at the affair were IC members Joe Tale, Joe Yamamoto and Rouquel Ponte, former IC member Joey Arguelles and Clarke and Cynch Nebrao of the Clergy Integration Office.
August 15, 2011
by Melo Villaroman, Jr.
On August 15, we celebrate one of the most joyful of our liturgical Solemnities – the Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary. In a few weeks time, will be Her birthday celebration (September 8). A few weeks ago too, my family celebrated the 71st birthday of my mother, Luz Villaroman. Allow me to deviate from pastoral exhortation, and with this personal article, to remember and honor the love and sacrifices of our Blessed Mother Mary, by way of honoring the love and sacrifices of my Mama Luz.
It is no longer there, but my mind vividly remembers that red and rusty canopied swing we used to have in our old backyard in Novaliches where I and my six siblings grew up as kids. This one had bench seats facing each other, rested on a floor that was cleverly hinged unto sturdy parallel roof beams, swinging back and forth, back and forth, by the inertia of its guests. A lot of our childhood memories were formed playing in that swing – an ordinary, rickety swing. One afternoon, when I was seven, my mom told us children an incredible story that would change forever the way we would remember that swing, and remember our mother.
August 13, 2011
Couples for Christ (CFC), a movement for Catholic Christian renewal recognized by the Vatican, is celebrating its 30th (Pearl) anniversary by organizing a faith-filled journey to the Holy Land, Egypt and Jordan.” Called “CFC Pearlgrimage,” the tour will visit all the holy sites that the Lord Jesus visited. One of the highlights of the tour is the renewal of wedding vows at the Church in Cana and also the renewal of baptismal vows at the River Jordan where Jesus was baptized by St. John the Baptist.
Following the life and passion of Jesus, the pilgrims will pray at the birthplace of Jesus and at the Holy Sepulchre, cruise the Sea of Galilee and carry the cross at the Via Dolorosa.