Welcome Brothers and Sisters in Christ! May God bless us always!
Welcome Brothers and Sisters in Christ! May God bless us always!
1. I shall live as a follower of Christ.
2. I dedicate myself to the task of building a strong family for Christ.
3. I shall be a committed and active member of MFC.
4. I shall be a witness to the world of God's love.
May the Lord Jesus Christ, with the intercession of our blessed Mother Mary, help me to faithfully live this covenant, for His greater honor and glory and for the good of my brothers and sisters.
Our new logo has several elements that signify the reality of the name Missionary Families of Christ.
But first, note that the new logo is very similar to the old logo. This is to emphasize continuity, that our history indeed started with Couples for Christ (CFC) in 1981. The Lord has brought us through different stages up to this point today, where now the fullness of who we are and what we are called to do is clear.
The Holy Spirit is depicted as a dove, which came down on Jesus at His baptism (Mt 3:16), starting Him off on His earthly mission. In turn, Jesus imparts the Holy Spirit to His disciples, empowering them to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).
The Holy Spirit is the agent of evangelization. The Holy Spirit has called the Church to the New Evangelization. MFC recognizes that our Church is a missionary church, and is committed to helping her attain her destiny. We do this mainly through the work of the Live Christ Share Christ (LCSC) mission.
We are families empowered by the Holy Spirit to help renew the face of the earth. We are committed to renew the family and to defend life. We are among those to be sent out on a mission.
We are families that first of all belong to Christ. The outstretched arms of Christ and the slightly inward-bent hands signify both the embrace of Jesus upon the family and also the presenting of the family to the world, being sent forth to do mission.
It s a faceless family. You become the faces of the Christian family. The family is garbed in blue, which is the color of Mama Mary. As Missionary Families of Christ, we are part of the army of Mary.
Christ is of course at the very center of our logo. Our primary Core Value is being Centered on Christ. He is the be-all and end-all. We belong to Him. We are His servants. We are in His protective embrace. We are nothing without Him.
The gold ring or halo is a sacred diadem. "The plate of the sacred diadem was made of pure gold and inscribed, as on a seal engraving: Sacred to the Lord." (Ex 39:30).
It, first of all, represents a crown of royalty, as Jesus is the King of kings. Further, it signifies holiness, being set apart. Jesus is "the Holy One of God." (Jn 6:69)
We too are called to holiness. We are to be transformed in Christ. We are called to be like Christ, to be another Christ. We are called to Christian perfection.
We are to "put on the new man, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness." (Eph 4:24). And so we have the faceless Christ. The challenge to us is to be that Christ, to be holy, to be priest, prophet, and king, to love and care for our family, and to be sent forth to do God's work.
It is God's plan that the family is the basic unit of society, such that the condition of families determines the condition of society.
However, there are many forces in the world today that would, wittingly or unwittingly, destroy the very foundation of the family.
MFC wants to bring Good News to those who are in need and struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world.
Anyone can become a member of Missionary Families of Christ, from young and old to married or unmarried, single or widow. Also, the MFC community observes Catholic doctrines and traditions but is open to membership to all Christians and non-Christians of other denominations.
Unmarried couples can become members provided if they are willing to get married in the church with or without the help of the MFC community.
Those who want to become members of MFC will attend the Christian Life Seminar. Also, another option is to attend as guests in a prayer meeting conducted in the nearest area of residence. From these initial household meetings and fellowships, couples are encouraged to attend spiritual talks to be given by priests and by brethren through Christian Life Seminar (CLS).
Please don't miss this opportunity of knowing more about our Lord through our family, our friends, and our neighbors.
MFC carries out its mission focused on three objectives:
A. Individual Renewal. Before one can even consider the whole family, the husband and wife first need to renew their commitment to God. MFC takes the basic message of Christianity and proclaims it anew so that those who hear it can make a renewed commitment to God in a way that will allow them to receive a fuller experience of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
B. Family Renewal. As couples renew their commitment to God, they also renew their commitment to one another and to their Christian Family Life. Gradually, the new life that they find in the Lord filters down to all their family relationships.
C. Church Renewal. As individual families are renewed, they form a network of equally committed Christian Families who not only support one another but also strengthen the Church of which they are members.
Families are renewed and strengthened in their Christian lives. Strong couples make for strong families who in turn become available to serve Catholic parishes. MFC members integrate themselves into the parish performing as Eucharistic ministers, Knights of Columbus, Legionaries of Mary, or for that matter just being available to the parish priest for any volunteer service he may deem important and needed to enhance parish life. MFC also has catechism programs for the different members of the family: MFC Kids for 4-11 yrs old; MFC Youth for middle and high schoolers; MFC Campus-Based for college students; MFC Singles for young men and women of 18-40 yrs old; MFC Handmaids for the widow, mature single women, divorced and single mothers; and MFC Servants (widowers and mature single men, divorced men and single fathers).
Yes. MFC is a servant and lay arm of the Roman Catholic Church in the work of evangelization, family renewal, and the promotion and defense of life. The Vatican has granted MFC recognition as a PRIVATE ASSOCIATION OF THE LAY FAITHFUL in accordance with Canons 432-329 of the Code of Canon Law. We are members of the Association of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities in some Dioceses and we are in the process of obtaining in the Dioceses of Las Vegas and Reno.
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