Message to Pastors and Parish Leaders
You are looking for a way to help families find enriching activities and meaningful, faith-building experiences for their family -- without overburdening your parish schedule! With your encouragement and direction, your parishioners can make CFM happen. CFM helps you form lay leaders.
The Christian Family Movement has the tools that you and your parish staff can give to potential lay leaders who can collaborate with you to launch any number of small groups in the CFM model.
Value of CFM for Parishes
When families engage with one another, they encourage best use of their gifts. The natural fruit is often parish-based service.
Both parishes and CFM groups have the same goal: forming missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.
CFM can build your parish into a family of families.
- CFM materials are Catholic and are inclusive of mixed-church families. They are welcoming to couples and single parents, too.
Learn more about CFM!
How Do Parishes Get Started with CFM?
Contact the National Office for free help organizing CFM.
Experienced CFM members can meet with you by phone, Zoom, or visit your parish in person.
Identify a core group of parishioners who invite their friends to try CFM.
No licensing fees to parish; no contracts. Parishioners join CFM for $10/family; renew annually for $40/family. All materials are free to members.
Here is the CFM handbook for organizers.
Download free flyers, posters, brochures, bulletin announcements.
Pastoral Leaders Tell Their Stories about CFM
Fr. Louis Golamari, National Spiritual Director, Oshkosh, WI
"CFM has a fine blend of FAITH-FAMILY-FELLOWSHIP approach in a free setting. The group's meeting is a time of mini ‘Pentecost’ experience. I am amazed at how powerfully the Scripture comes alive in the way the families and individuals reflect and interpret the Word of God based on their personal experiences and share it openly."
Please watch an 2.5 minute video of some thoughts on the benefits of CFM from Deacon Jim.
Deacon Tom and Kathy Rothermich Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Bucyrus, Kansas
"Our involvement with CFM for more than two decades has been a big influence on us and on our children. We have all grown stronger in our faith, and our marriage is happier thanks to CFM. We formed close friends through CFM in two different parishes. We look forward to our meetings every month and always have interesting discussions and go home inspired. We strongly recommend joining a Christian Family Movement Group."
Please watch an 2.25 minute video of Spiritual Director Fr. Tom on the value of CFM for parish life.
Please watch an 3.5 minute video of some thoughts on CFM from Fr. Don.
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