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CHAPLAINS Orientation. We invite 1.Priests and nuns (with Bishop’s approval) 2.Deacons (with Bishop’s approval) 3.Seminarians (with Rector’s approval)

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1 CHAPLAINS Orientation

2 We invite 1.Priests and nuns (with Bishop’s approval) 2.Deacons (with Bishop’s approval) 3.Seminarians (with Rector’s approval) 4.Religious (with Superior’s approval) WHO WILL GUIDE US TOWARDS A BETTER AND DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE GOSPEL AND THE SOCIAL TEACHINGS OF THE CHURCH 2Chaplains


4 WHAT TO EXPECT Exposure to families striving to become authentic domestic churches Widen your exposure in making Christ better known and loved by a community hungry for God’s Word Include in your social network laymen striving to remain true to their marital vows who may also inspire you to be faithful to yours. 4Chaplains

5 CHRISTIAN FAMILY MOVEMENT of the Philippines National Chaplain is Most Rev. Gerardo Alminaza, D.D. Bishop of the San Carlos Diocese Reads the signs of the times and delivers programs, in response to the needs of these times. Extensively use the Methodology of Life (Observe, Judge & Act) Known for its original staple: Family Life Apostolate (FLA); and Advocacy. Moved on to offering services to enhance pastoral care and to train Christian servant leaders 1956 5Chaplains


7 MAJOR ISSUES Absent Parent(s) –Both parents working –One or both parents working abroad Schools have already taken over sex education at the latent stage of the young. Less time for family & parent-child dialogue. Increasing number of dysfunctional families Inadequate marriage preparation Domestic Violence on the rise 7Chaplains

8 8 Typical CFM deployment Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) in aid to Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC) Families of Overseas Filipinos (FoF) Child & Youth Development (CYD) Delivery of Family & Life Programs. Christian Servant Leadership Seminars Advocacy Micro-financing Serve Cooperative Unions Chaplains

9 VISION A community of families called to witness to Christ. MISSION To be evangelized and to evangelize 9Chaplains

10 UNIT CFM PARISH CFM AREA CFM DIOCESE CONTINENTAL. ASIA CFM PHILS ICCFM International Confederation of Christian Family Movements 1.Continental Asia 2.North America 3.South America 4.Oceania/Australia 5.Europe 6.Africa Methodology of Life OBSERVE, JUDGE, & ACT

11 CFM UNIT  five (5) – eight (8) members  Hold regular prayer meetings through which they are evangelized  Implements action agreed upon  Become a community of families witnessing to Christ. 11 Members are composed of individuals, dual-led and solo-led families Chaplains

12 12 EVANGELIZED 1.Regular Prayer Meetings, following CFM Family Evangelization Guidebooks, addressing on specific family issues that are rooted in Holy Scriptures and the Social Teaching of the Church. 2.Retreats, Recollections 3.Reception of the Sacraments Chaplains

13 CFM Unit Meeting Format 1.Focus: Specific Topic 2.Opening Prayer/Song 3.OBSERVE: Read written account of what she/he saw and heard regarding the topic for this meeting – “IS” 4.JUDGE: Use any of the gospel sharing methods to discern what it “SHOULD” be in the light of Scriptures and Church Teachings. 5.ACT: Turn to God. Select by consensus the best way for conversion; e.i. bring the “IS” closer to the “Should”. 6.Synthesis/Integration by Chaplain or Gabay 7.Reports 8.Preview of the next meeting. 9.Closing Prayer/Song 10.Agape All in just 1½ hr 13Organizational Meeting

14 Gospel Sharing Methods (GSM) 1.Bibliarasal Approach 2.The Seven Steps 3.Twin Picture 4.Watching Jesus 5.Group Response 6.Look – Listen – Love 7.Parish-Search Method 8.Prayer Response 9.Life-Bible-Notes 10.Lectio Divina in Community See: Appendix of the BEC Bible 14Chaplains

15 Bibliarasal 3 - Steps per cycle: 1.One member reads aloud the scriptural text for the meeting, while others listen attentively. 2.Silent reflection by all 3.Personal Sharing WHAT IS TO BE SHARED 1 st Cycle: Word or phrase that caught my attention 2 nd Cycle: What God is telling me 3 rd Cycle: My response to God 3 Simple rules when sharing: 2. Brief - KISS 3. Confidential - DT 1. Personal – “i-2-i & MDP” 15Chaplains

16 Basic Formation Books Evangelization Book For Young Members 1 st yr: For Happier Families 2 nd yr: Growing in Love 3 rd yr: Vision & Commitment For more mature Members Stewardship Book 1 Stewardship Book 2 Stewardship Book 3 FOCUS AREA Husband-Wife Relations Parent-Child Relations Discipleship Self Family Community 16Chaplains

17 Other CFM Guide Books 1.Unity & Renewal 2.Lay Vocation and Mission 3.Mid Life Years 4.Maturing In Christ 5.The Challenge of Singleness 6.Sex Education in the Family 7.Advocacy for Stronger Families 8.God’s Precious Older Children 9.The Filipino Family in Basic Ecclesial Community (BEC). 10.Spirituality of Stewardship 17Chaplains

18 18 WE EVANGELIZE 1.As we walk the talk of Christ, where we are; and at all times. 2.As we deliver our a)Institutional Programs; b)Strategic Programs Chaplains

19 STRATEGIC PROGRAMS 1.Spirituality of Stewardship (SoS) 2.Child & Youth Development CYD) 3.Families of Overseas Filipinos (FoF) 4.Advocacies  Domestic Violence – R.A. 9262  Solidarity Movement – against Political Dynasties and Corruption  New Evangelization 19Chaplains

20 Institutional Programs 1.Continuing Education 2.Formation 3.Membership Development 4.Solo Parents 5.Chaplaincy & Gabay 6.Family Life Apostolate 20Chaplains

21 21 Formation & Ministry Formation without ministry (service) might lead one to becoming like the DEAD SEA Ministry with no continuing formation, might lead to a BURN-OUT Balance Chaplains

22 22 FLA PROGRAMS Covers entire life cycle (from cradle to grave) Youth Enrichment Marriage Preparation Couple Enrichment Family Enrichment Solo Parenting Special Programs Chaplains

23 23 FLA PRIORITY PROGRAMS 1.Couple Enrichment a)Pre-Cana (Pre-marriage Orientation) b)Post-Cana (Follow-up for Newly Married) c)Tipanan (Marriage Enrichment) d)F.I.R.E.S. Marriage Encounter 2.Family Enrichment a)Parent Child Inter-Action (PCI) b)Tipanan ng mga Mag-Anak (Family Enrichment) Chaplains

24 Child & Youth Development (CYD) FIRES Sons & Daughters Encounter (SADE) Young Adults Program (YAP) Self-Awareness for the Youth 24Chaplains

25 ATTITUDES FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION L-I-F-E L-I-F-E Llistening L- listening Iinspiring I- inspiring Ffaith-seeking/faith-enriching F- faith-seeking/faith-enriching Eempathizing & compassioning E- empathizing & compassioning 25Chaplains

26 What some priests say about CFM They are reliable and always available. They helped me build the church, both the physical structure and the people of God. My priestly vocation was strengthened by their love and fidelity to one another. They support me in both my pastoral and personal concerns. Their life experience enlivened my sermons.

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