Talk 7 - Maturity of Character Talk 8 - Perseverance
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Greetings and peace!
Christmas is the time for families to enjoy precious time together. So even if our CFC activities this year officially closes on 19 December and will commence 02 January 2017,.let us continue to spread the Christmas cheer to all our loved ones during this festive occassion.
In the busyness of the season as the year comes to an end, we REJOICE in the fulfillment of God's wonderful plan for our beloved community. God's power and might always shines out, without fail, during the Power Weekend talks conducted in the new and growing CFC areas. The awesome KFC / YFC / SFC / HOLD ICON in Australia always ignites the fire within for brethren to love, serve, heal, and be joyful servants with conviction. The first real and interactive parish based relationship with Our Lady of the Rosary (OLOR) in Fairfield has borne fruit benefitting the parish through the CFC community. YFC High School Based (HSB) program gained tremendous support from various schools all over Sydney and has swelled to many more planned for next year. Misssion Volunteer (MV) Training expanded to include all Australia plus New Zealand - 10 new MV's. Heightened responsiveness for the ANCOP Ambassador program through an all out endorsement coming from households Australia wide. The Melanesia countries renewed passion and vigour for mission, evangelization, and medical mission is simply breath taking. Lastly, LiveLoud Praise and Worship concert by YFC still echoes resoundingly in our hearts calling the mighty name of... Jesus, Jesus, Jesus forever!
But we shall never achieve all these if we, personally, do not strive to Deepen our Core which requires PRAYer, Reflection and Action. Therefore next year, the Pastoral Formation Office has taken our CFC teachings to the household level strengthening the CFC culture within thus increasing our love for God's goodness and holiness. Likewise, let us heed the Holy Spirit's call to Expand our Reach.as we introduce the CFC Seniors and Young Couples Programs, Marriage Preparation (MPP). Marriage Enrichment (MEP), and Family Enrichment (FER) as our means for Gateway Evangelization in our parish.
Finally, our lives overflow with THANKSgiving in anticipation for another banner year for the Lord in 2017. Our Theme next year, 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, calls us all to constantly "Stand Firm in the Faith", as we serve HIm increasingly. Let us continue to praise and thank God for His goodness and faithfulness by giving Him back the glory through service. In behalf of the CFC Australia National Council, a joyous and blessed Christmas to all and may your New Year be rewarding and bright!
May God be praised!
CFC Australia National Council