EVANGELIZATION RALLY, JANUARY 25, 2009 AT BGY. SAN JOSE COVERED COURT, PASIG CITY With Bro. Pancho Lopez-Tan delivering
the message of trusting in the Lord to proclaim the gospel to the whole world without fear and with confident faith.
COMING TOGETHER IN SPIRIT
just a week prior to
the affair, the call for this particularly unique
Music and Praise Party came in a bit late so it was quite expected that not
many people would make it to the event. Looking back, it was almost as if the
night would not even transpire at all due to the numerous perceived barriers that
gave hint of hindrance to any possibility of staging the modest and
unconventional gathering. It was mid-December after all and every other person
we know was either going to attend a Christmas party some other place or was
going to host one.
But happen, it did… and everyone who went there,
albeit few in number—were glad they came.
as it may have been, the event
held the night of Dec. 18 2008 in a Marikina Village Clubhouse saw a rare but definitely
Spirit filled gathering of Music Ministry people from both sides of CFC as FFL
minstrels met with their Global counterparts and shared a wonderfully
sentimental evening of music and praise… together!
Seemingly like a family living away
and separated from each other for some time---no walls, fences nor borders
(imagined or otherwise) were strong enough to keep everyone who came in that
night from warmly embracing siblings as brother found brother and sister found
sister and everyone else found each other.As the night went on, Praise music,
both old and new-- were randomly mixed in with regular secular numbers as the
bands led by Tony Cruz of FFL and Rey Peralta from Global joyfully shared
playing time for the night with songs from the 70’s and 80’s thrown in the mix.
Lito Legaspi’s group, from Global as well, added their own touch to the evening
for some added 60’s flavor.
In the end,
the evening was closed
with a beautiful Praise Session that despite being short as it was — ultimately
became the highlight of the affair as music ministry brethren from both sides
held hands together again after so long --and with hearts full – worshipped as one!
Sharing the same songs and most of all, the
same prayers… it was quite plain to see the Spiritual lineage of each one who
was there that night. As summed up by both Glen Angeles from FFL who led the
worship and Thess Lugue from Global who helped make the arrangements, the
evening was neither about issues nor walls nor of barriers. It was all about
the Spirit which has led everyone that night to come together in united celebration
of Christmas with friends and family.
Contributed by: Bro. Jet Revilla
TOGETHER (AGAIN) IN SPIRIT
A graphic artist need not have to weave his
magic to assemble a bevy of personages representing the Church, State, CFCFFL
and CFC Global in one picture.A single
click with a camera is all it takes to affirm that differences in beliefs and
priorities are not obstacles to progress.The event: groundbreaking ceremonies for a new convent in Greenwoods
Executive Village (GEV), Cainta, Rizal. Timestamp: November 30, 2008 at .
The residents of GEV led by the Chapel Pastoral
Committee and supported by the CFC family, initiated a move to upgrade its mini
parish into a full parish under the Archdiocese of Antipolo.Prerequisite to this is
the construction of a
convent within the confines of the chapel.On November
30, 2008, coincidentally the feast day of
San Andres Apostol, the village’s patron saint, Bishop Gabriel Reyes officiated
the mass and the CFCFFL
Greenwoods choir accompanied the rites.A simple groundbreaking ceremony ensued
followed by a sumptuous meal and joyous fellowship.
Shown in picture is Bishop Reyes, Mayor Mon
Ilagan of Cainta, the CFCFFL group led by Pasig District head Gary Guarnes and
wife Arlene, Chapter head Danny Amul
and wife Nora, CFCFFL-EFI Full Time worker Manny Estrella and wife
Vangie, Chapel Temporalities head Choi Joaquico and wife Marge.Also present are our
CFC Global brethren Ed
& Bless Perona, Gerry & Tess Ravida, and Ted& Lap Azores together
with the rest of the officers of the Chapel committee.Another click, please?
CFCFFL Family Day at Marikina Sports Center
First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2008
25th Anniversary of Most Rev. Francis San Diego on his Episcopal Ordination as Bishop at the ICC last August
Card. Rosales, Papal Nuncio, Card. Vidal & Bp Francis San Diego on his 25th Episcopal anniversary
San Guiellermo Chapter CLS Fellowship with new members last July 18, 2008
CFCFFL Not only renewing family but in the forefront of defending the sanctity
of Life at 40th anniversary of Humane Vitae prayer rally at UST ground, July 25, 2008