Monday, January 28, 2008


May 2-4, 2008

Holy Name University, Dampas District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Saturday, January 26, 2008


For the Repose of the Soul of Tito Gene Leoveras

26 January 2008

Lord, as we come together to pray for the eternal repose of the soul of our dear brother Gene, help us to see death for what it really is / the end of poverty and the beginning of riches,/ the end of frustration and the beginning of fulfillment,/ the end of fear and the beginning of tranquility, /the end of pain and the beginning of joy, / the end of weakness and the beginning of strength.

Let not grief overwhelm us,/ or a sense of loss embitter us./ But out of sadness/ let there arise a new joy / for so much given to us.

O gracious Spirit of peace,/ come alive within our experience and hurt,/within our sorrow and isolation, / within the sadness of today and loneliness of tomorrow./ Come alive as the peace and trust / which nothing in life or death can kill./ Cast out our fears, / and let not our hearts be troubled, / knowing this world remains our Father’s house.

O God / whose virtue is to have mercy, we humbly beseech you, in behalf of our brother, Gene, whom you called out of this world, that You would not forget him forever,/ but bid your holy angels to lead him into paradise,/ his true country,/ for as much as in you He puts his hope and trust/he may come to the possession of eternal joys.

To you, O Lord, / we humbly commend our brother, Gene in this mortal life./ You loved him always with great love./ Now that he had been freed from all the evils of this earth,/ bid your mercy,/ that when the first things have passed away, because of your goodness,/ You will bring him into your paradise,/where there is no more grief or mourning or sadness,/ but peace and joy with Your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.

O God / You overcome death,/through Your only Begotten Son,/ opened to us the gate of everlasting life./ We beg you to welcome Gene, who walked the way of the life of your Son./ Fulfill Your promise to him whom you have called to Yourself./ Grant him Your glory in life/through our Lord Jesus Christ.

We give thanks for all the good things you gave to Gene in this mortal life. As a sign of Your goodness/ and of the communion of saints in Christ the Lord/ in Your great pity, accept our prayer/ that the gate of paradise may be opened to him./ In turn, may we be comforted by the words of faith/ until we hasten to meet Christ/ when we may all be forever with the Lord,/ and with our dear brother, Gene.

Lord, our God,/ Your days are without end./ Your mercies too many to count./ Cause us never to forget that our life is short and uncertain./ Let Your Holy Spirit lead us through this present life/ in holiness and justice all days of our life./ And after we have served you on earth,/ in communion with Your Church,/ and in perfect charity with all men, / may we joyfully come to your kingdom/ through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Leader: Eternal rest grant unto Tito Gene, O Lord,

All: And let perpetual light shine upon him.

Leader: May he rest in peace,

All: Amen.

Leader: May the soul of Tito Gene and the souls of all the faithful
departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


The Catholic Daily Bible Reading Guide

Download pamphlet in PDF format here
courtesy of T2 Ronnie R.

Download and print ZOOM version in PDF copy here


Liturgical Calendar 2008

January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Prayer Request From CFC-Bahrain

January 23, 2008

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please pray for the success of the heart by-pass operation for Bro. Reuel Castro which is scheduled tomorrow, 24 Jan, in Manila.

"Lord God, grant success to the operation for Bro. Reuel. Bless the doctors and nurses who are taking care of him. May You in Your goodness and love, grant him complete healing in mind and body. In Jesus name we pray. Amen"

Bro. Mario Japitana
(via EMAIL message)

Prayer Request

Please pray for the quick recovery of Tita Bernadette and the well-being of baby Vladimir. May God shower them with grace, mercy, faith and healing in His wisdom.

January 12, 2008


Good PM!

Hihingi po sana ako ng dasal sa mga prayer warriors natin for fast recovery kasi po 1 week na akong may trangkaso, pati si baby Vladimir mainit na rin.

T2 Nold/Dette DLC
(via TEXT message)

Miracle Prayer For A Brother In Need

More than the financial help that we can extend to the family of T2 Gene and Tita Sonia Leoveras, let us pray unceasingly for a miracle to happen and that we may all find favor in God's eyes to grant our petition to completely heal and comfort our dear brother.

January 8, 2008

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

Our financial assistance & help is greatly needed to ease the financial burden of our dear brother Tito Gene & Tita Sonia Leoveras at this time. Any amount will be appreciated. Thank you for your generosity. Please let us know how much you can pledge.

Kindly pass this message to your members also.


Sincerely yours,

T2 Jun/Lilia F
(via EMAIL message)

Dear brethren:

Tito Gene Leoveras is suffering from Lung Cancer. He is undergoing a series of chemotherapy and Tito Gene’s bills are quickly piling up. Tito Gene is not getting better anymore with this medication and Tita Sonia (wife of Tito Gene) decided to take him back home. Their flight date is on the 9th of January 2008 (waiting list) on Cathay Pacific Airlines and confirmed on 11th of January 2008. Tito Gene will occupy 9 seats and will be on a stretcher seat and tita Sonia’s employer will shoulder the plane ticket that will cost around SR46,000 for both of them. Tita Sonia needs to solicit money for their 5 children to follow them in the Philippines. and the expenses that might incur in the Philippines.

I pray for and would greatly appreciate your benevolent help for Tito Gene and his family.

Thanking you and sincerely for your kind help!

T2 Gabby/Gina R.

(via EMAIL message)

Prayer Request

Please pray for the repose of the soul of sister of Tita Evelyn who passed-away yesterday. May our condolences and prayers comfort her family in their hour of bereavement.

January 7, 2008

Dear Titos & Tita,

Flight po namin bukas ng 10:25PM due to an emergency, re: Evelyn's sister just passed away at 4:00PM Philippine time.


In Jesus' Name,

T2 Leo C.
(via EMAIL message)

Prayer Request


January 7, 2008

Please include in your prayer the speedy recovery of my mother, Maria Osea Calleja, in ICU for heart ailment.

Thank you and Happy 3 Kings.

T2 Jun-Aida C.
(via TEXT message)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Here are some helpful articles on these topics:

Sabbath and Sunday

From Sabbath to Sunday: How the Church Moved Its Holy Day, James P. Guzek, This Rock, February 1999.

The Catholic Encyclopedia: "Sunday"

Sabbath or Sunday: What Does Holy Scripture Say?, Bob Stanley

On Keeping the Lord's Day Holy (Dies Domini): Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (31 May 1998)

Sunday Obligation to Attend Mass

Why Is It a Mortal sin to Miss Mass?, Fr. Ray Ryland, This Rock, July 2000.

Forget Mass? Not a Mortal Sin, Karl Keating, This Rock, Nov. 2003.

FAQ About Sunday Obligation: Not Going to Mass (Catholic Doors Ministries)

Sunday Obligation, Jimmy Akin

Fulfilling the Sunday Obligation on Saturday (+ Part Two), Jimmy Akin

Our Sunday Obligation, Maureen Kelly

There Are Reasons to Miss Mass, but Not Many Valid Ones, Fr. Matthew Mitas

See also The Catechism of the Catholic Church: #2168-2195.


Flowcharts are great tools for Evangelization
Written by Bob Stanley

The Catholic Church is the True Church Presented here are four different methods to prove it.

The First 100 years Of the Catholic Church.

The Apostles What happened to them and where their remains are today.

The Law of First Mention One of the basic rules of Biblical exegesis.

The Triple Birth of Christ Did Jesus always exist?

The Holy Spirit The Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity.

When Heaven is Joined with Earth In the Sacrifice of the Mass.

The Mother of GOD How could the Blessed Virgin Mary be the Mother of GOD who created her?

The Woman of Revelation 12:1 Who is she?

Typology The New Testament lies hidden in the Old.

Anabolism and Catabolism For day # 1 of the Class.

A Person and Nature study For day # 1 of the Class.

The Person of Jesus Christ For day #1 of the Class.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


  • UNITED!!!


  • FLAME: Social Communications Ministry of Couples for Christ (CFC) – MERCHANDISE (spiritual reading materials, In His Steps, CD/DVD of Talks, Teachings, Glory Songs; shirts, caps, etc.) be made available at the center and not just to be a place for gathering.


  • DISSEMINATE Official Statements from IC, Vicariate, etc.


  • Coordinated schedules of activities.


  • DIRECTORY (speakers)

LM Core Group

  • Give TALK about the Eucharist, the Sacraments, etc. to every HH
  • Tito WV, we'll support your every endeavor 101%!!!




  • That NO Titos or Titas will ever ride the limousine again because of US!
  • Escalate our grievances, not sideways please.


  • Reach out to other communities by inviting their leaders as speakers or any joint spiritual endeavors.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Watch our Leaders Conference Again!

Pictures! Pictures!
Click here to view pictures of our Leaders Conference at Araneta Coliseum.

image from Awe-Inspiring

Hello, brothers and sisters!

Great news! You may watch the complete proceedings of the Leaders Conference held at the Araneta Coliseum last Saturday, January 12 starting early Saturday morning, January 19. The entire 4-hour show will be replayed over a 48-hour period starting Saturday all the way to Sunday, January 20.

Again, here is how you may watch it:

2. Download Windows TVU Player
3. Go to Channel 63256 (the Philippine Events Channel)

via the CFC webpage

1. Go to

2. This is an interactive site and you can simply follow instructions that will allow you to see the live feed of the event as well as to continue sending comments/messages.

We know that many of you were frustrated that the reception was spotty during the live feed due to technical difficulties. This weekend, you can watch it uninterrupted. God bless you all and happy viewing!

COUPLES FOR CHRIST Global Missions Foundation Inc.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


January 16, 2008


CFC Director Joe Tale delivered his State of the Mission address last night, January 15, 2008 to the Mission Core members of Metro Manila, some members from Saudi Arabia, Australia and other countries, provincial leaders and ministries coordinators. The Xavier School Gym was filled to overflowing, rapt in attention as Joe detailed the community's experiences in the year that was and outlined the community's goals and targets for the year that has begun.

Also in the audience was His Excellency Bishop David Kamau of the Diocese of Nairobi, Kenya, who is here upon the invitation of the International Council. Bishop Kamau arrived last Saturday, January 12, just in time to witness the annual leaders conference at the Araneta Coliseum.



In conclusion, I would like everyone to see on screen CFC's vision and mission as refined and deliberated by the Pastoral Congress. We should memorize these and internalize them so that we do not just mouth them but live them.

Our vision remains the same: we are to be FAMILIES IN THE HOLY SPIRIT RENEWING THE FACE OF THE EARTH. But we have expanded it to express the elements that form part of it, so that everyone will know and understand what is meant by this vision.


"Moved by the Holy Spirit
One with the Catholic Church
Blessed to Witness 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."

Our vision expresses who we are and what we should be as a community. In order to achieve the vision, we are called to DO something. Our mission statement has been restated as follows:


'Building the Church of the Home, Building the Church of the Poor."

We are called by the Lord for family renewal and for social renewal through total Christian liberation. This is the expression of what "the fullness of God's transforming love" means for us.

Again, I would like to reiterate that all these start with us! Let us be the change we want for CFC. Let us be the CFC we want the community to be! May God be praised.

COUPLES FOR CHRIST Global Missions Foundation Inc.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Catechesi Tradendae by John Paul II

Ioannes Paulus PP. II
Catechesi Tradendae
on catechesis in our time

- Table of Contents -

§ 72. 73.