Christian Family Movement
is a national network of parish/neighborhood small groups of Catholics and their families. Parents meet regularly in one another's homes or at the parish. Through the use of programming and the dynamics of group interaction, Christian values are reinforced and families are encouraged to reach out in action to others. Read more...
CFM in Rome-January 2015 Lauri and John Przybysz, CFM-USA board members, participated in an international conference of lay organizations and movements for the Pontifical Council for the Family, January 22-24, 2015 in Rome. They represented the Christian Family Movements in USA and Canada, which have more than 8,000 Hispanic and English families. Przybyszs shared the input of the CFM movement on the preparatory document for the Synod on the Family, and responded to the questions of how to help families come closer to Christ and to each other. The upcoming Oct. 4-25, 2015 Synod will be a gathering of bishops and many clergy and lay delegates from around the world to discuss the theme: "The vocation and mission of the family in the church and the modern world." The Synod is an extensive listening and discussion process for the Church, so that everyone will have a better idea of how to share the teaching of Jesus in an effective and compassionate way. To learn more about a Hispanic CFM movement in the USA and Canada, visit www.mfccusa.net.
CFM Gathering in Philadelphia - Pope Francis Visit
“Love is Our Mission.” The 8th World Meeting of Families will be on September 22-25, 2015. Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in downtown Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept 27. Many CFM families are traveling to Philly for the conference and to celebrate with the Pope. CFM plans to gather at Springhill Suites Philadelphia Langhorne on Saturday, Sept 26. Consider staying in a hotel nearby and come meet with CFMers from across the country. A schedule of Saturday’s events will be announced this summer. We’re planning family activities, food, fellowship and fun! Please contact Rosemary Piraino if you will join us. Registration for the World Meeting of Families Congress, which occurs during the week before the Papal Visit is at www.worldmeeting2015.org.
CFM Winter 2015 Board Meeting Members of the CFM-USA board of directors met in sunny Miami, FL for the Winter Board Meeting on January 23–25, 2015. During the weekend of meetings, the board discussed information related to growing CFM membership, developing programming and enhancing member interaction through social media and our website. We enjoyed the company of our Episcopal Moderator, Bishop George Rassas of Chicago...
AVAILABLE NOW as a benefit of your 2014-2015 membership in the Christian Family Movement!: For Happier Families includes 8 meetings for adults, optional activities to use if children attend, and discussion questions to share with the whole family at home. For Happier Families invites CFM families to become missionary disciples of Jesus Christ in the context of their ordinary family lives. Participants consider, pray, discuss, and plan to take concrete action on ways that couples, families, and individuals can participate in bringing the light of faith to their families, parishes, and communities.
To obtain a copy of this program guide or any of our other guides, click here to join CFM or renew an existing membership. As a benefit of your membership in CFM, you will receive a copy of a program guide and the bi-monthly ACT e-newsletter. On the membership form, members may also sign up to receive Marriage Moments and/or Parenting Pointers, short weekly emails providing messages of support and encouragement for married couples and/or parents, respectively.
The Grand Adventure: A New Call to Grandparenting is a six-Meeting Grandparenting Program written by Deacon
Gary and Kay Aitchison, past Executive Directors and current International CFM
Presidents. The Grand Adventure was created in response to an observed need in today's
society to make better use of the grandparenting connection in family life...
CFM promotes Catholic teaching on marriage and family life, social justice and ecumenism. The Catholic Bishops of the United States recommend CFM in their documents, “Follow the Way of Love” and “Called and Gifted for the Third Millenium.” CFM is an active member of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM).
The CFM USA Office offers our leaders support in forming groups, training leaders and leading meetings.