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Loving Father, through the intercession of San Lorenzo Ruiz, we beg You not to allow us to be deceived by the wrong directives of laws that do not give value to family and to life. May we see the hidden truth behind the seemingly good but deceptive arguments that will bring about widespread destruction of the morality of the Filipino family as well endanger the innocent life of the unborn child.

Touch and guide the hearts of our law makers. Assist them in the path of renewal that they may bring about the dream of society towards honorable and peaceful way of living in accordance with the culture for life and love.

Help us Father, we who are burdened by the struggles of these modern times. Grant us the courage to fight those forces that threaten the peace of the family. Help us to offer our individual crosses for the good of the Church. Through the power of the cross of Jesus, may all our decisions and works be in accordance with Your will so that we may be worthy of your blessings.

We ask this in the name of Your Son together with the prayers of our Mother Mary.


(An English translation from the Pilipino text courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig)




After a month long travel delay due to four devastating typhoons and the worst flooding in 40 years, PFL's International Director, Bob Lalonde arrived in Manila on the first Sunday of Advent and began our prolife work by attending Mass at St Francis of Assisi Parish. Fr Pavone wanted Bob to help the Philippines by taking along the latest pro-life weapons with him including his new prayer book 'Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day' and new video 'The Biology of Prenatal Development'. By using embryoscopy, a rare technique involving a tiny camera the size of a pen tip, scientists were able to get breathtaking, real footage of the unborn, which shows how preborn babies have a heartbeat at three weeks, make spontaneous movements at six weeks, and have 90% of the anatomical structures found in adults at eight weeks. What a powerful demonstration of the life of a preborn child. READ MORE...


God, our loving Father, Creator and lover of all life, You fashioned in your own image and likeness every human person. We thank you for this gift and the freedom to appreciate it

Grant us intense eagerness to recognize your image in every person so that respect for all human life becomes our way of life. Give us also the strength and courage to defend and protect the right of all to live as you ordained, from conception to natural death.

We pray for your divine healing, comfort and peace for all affected by past abortions. Grant them strength and the consolation of your presence. Help us serve actively in alleviating the sufferings and troubles of all women with pregnancy problems. Let your Spirit enlighten the minds and open the hearts of those who do not yet fully respect all human life according to your will.

We pray for all our leaders and legislators who must deliberate assiduously on this critical present issue. May they be guided by the grace of the Holy Spirit to act responsibly for the good and well-being of all. May their competence be always steered by humility and fear of the Lord.

Mary, our loving Mother, to you we entrust the cause of life. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of Life with honesty and love to the people of our time.

We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Saint Rosa of Lima, pray for us.
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.




Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your Providence in sustaining us in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe.

We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of creation. We have not been good stewards of nature. We have confused Your command to subdue the earth. The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing, and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference. Global warming is upon us, typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption, and other natural calamities occur in increasing number and intensity.

We turn to You, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins. We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possessions be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made. We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need.


Courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig

Prayer and Intercession
for Peace in Syria

God of compassion, hear the cries of the people of Syria. Comfort those who suffer violence. Console those who mourn the dead. Give strength to Syria's neighboring countries to welcome the refugees. Convert the hearts of those who have taken arms and protect those who are comitted to peace.

God of hope, inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with their enemies. Inflame the Universal Church with compassion for the people of Syria and give us hope for a future built on justice for all.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace and Light of the world.


Courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig


Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Divine Power of God - cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

by Pope Leo XIII

Theme for 2016:
Rich in Mercy”

Ephesians 2:4

Theme for 2015:
Look at Jesus, Look to the Poor”
“There was no needy person among them”
Acts 4:34a

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CFC Legal Case Update - A Wound in the Church
July 05, 2012

On June 28, 2012, the International Council (“IC”) of Couples for Christ Global Mission Foundation Inc. (“CFC Global”) issued a public statement on the status of the legal case between CFC Global and our community. The statement unfortunately misinforms and distorts the facts, even as it prematurely proclaims CFC Global’s “victory” in said case. In defense of truth and fairness, we must correct the misinformation and distortion. Read more . . .

From the Servant General

On Evangelization and Mission (Part 70) - Our Work of Evangelization and Mission - 5
November 30, 2015

Jesus called the first disciples and told them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mt 4:19). This is the same call to us who profess to be Christ’s disciples. This call is of the utmost importance, because it is about the very salvation of the world. We need to share Christ. Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2016 (Part 9) - Confident in God's Mercy - 2
November 29, 2015

God is rich in mercy. His mercy is freely bestowed on us. But we do need to respond to the mercy of God. As we are sinners, mercy is an invitation to repent and mend our ways, and to grow in holiness. So we look to God and He will show us the way we are to go. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 166) - Living in the End Times - 22
November 29, 2015

Today’s gospel reading covers the same readings as the past three days. which are about the second coming of Christ. We ended the Church liturgical year yesterday, and we have began a new liturgical year, starting on this first day of Advent. We end, and we begin again. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. As we have looked to his second coming, we now look to his first coming. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 165) - Living in the End Times - 21
November 28, 2015

We have come to the end of the Church liturgical year, but we have not yet come to the end of the world. But the end of the world is coming, and we are already in the end times. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 164) - Living in the End Times - 20
November 27, 2015

There have been very many great and powerful earthly kingdoms that have come and gone. Oftentimes they have acted like rampaging beasts, bringing death and destruction to many peoples. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 163) - Living in the End Times - 19
November 26, 2015

Jesus predicted the destruction of Jerusalem. “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, know that its desolation is at hand.” (Lk 21:20). That actually happened in 70 A.D. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 162) - Living in the End Times - 18
November 25, 2015

Not only will there be external threats to personal well-being before the end of time, such as wars and calamities, but there will also be persecution. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 161) - Living in the End Times - 17
November 24, 2015

We are about to end the Church liturgical year, and the scriptures this week focus on the end times. From today till Saturday we will continue on this particular series. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 118) - Morality Versus Social Action
November 22, 2015

Oftentimes, the conflict within our Church, including with some of our prelates, is about what is to be given greater emphasis, morality of human sexuality (such as with regard to abortion and same-sex unions) or social action concerns (such as poverty and climate change). And oftentimes, the conservatives are for the former while the progressives or liberals are for the latter. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 117) - Communion for Divorced and Remarried - 18
November 22, 2015

The Catholic Churches in Europe have collapsed, but some European prelates want the rest of the Church to follow the wrong practical practice that they have done. With false mercy and accommodation of serious sin, they will weaken the Church further, as has already happened in Europe. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 160) - Living in the End Times - 16
November 22, 2015

Jesus is King of kings and he will come again in glory at the end of time. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 116) - Recognition of Same-Sex Unions - 12
November 22, 2015

Active homosexuality is an abomination. It is a work of the evil one. Widespread homosexuality among God’s people, especially among our clerics, will bring down the wrath of God upon us, as at Sodom and Gomorrah. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 115) - Communion for Divorced and Remarried - 17
November 21, 2015

Long before all this, way back in 1999, we in CFC already responded to the situation of those in irregular unions for those who were in CFC or who wanted to join CFC. I wrote up and we implemented Jacob’s Well, our ministry for those in irregular unions. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 114) - Communion for Divorced and Remarried - 16
November 20, 2015

No one can change the teaching of Jesus and of his Church. The pope especially, as the Vicar of Christ, is tasked to keep the Church faithfully along the path of Christ and his gospel. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 113) - Communion for Divorced and Remarried - 15
November 15, 2015

Seeking to show mercy and compassion to those in irregular unions by allowing them Communion will result in several worrisome things. Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2016 (Part 8) - Zacchaeus
November 17, 2015

Zacchaeus was considered a great sinner by the Jews, such that when Jesus said he would stay at his house, “they began to grumble, saying, ‘He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.’” Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 159) - Living in the End Times - 15
November 16, 2015

Much of what is happening in the world today with regard to the assault on faith by radical feminist, homosexualist, secular humanist forces, especially already in the West, parallels what happened in the time of the Maccabees. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 112) - Communion for Divorced and Remarried - 14
November 15, 2015

Cardinal Savino gives the various reasons or arguments why our Church should not allow communion for the divorced and remarried. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 158) - Living in the End Times - 14
November 15, 2015

There has just been a horrid massacre of innocents by Islamic terrorists in Paris, France. A Russian jetliner was shot down over the Sinai. This is just the start. Islamic radicals have waged war on so-called infidels (even their own Shia fellow Muslims). Some are calling this already the start of World War III. The whole world is in tribulation and we are already in the end times. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 111) - USA Advancing on Gay Agenda
November 14, 2015

Imagine that. The US State Department has a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LBGTI Persons. As we have been saying, the US government under Obama has made it a primary goal of its foreign policy and diplomacy to push LGBT on the rest of the world. But here is the worrying part. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 110) - Advise from a Liberal Prelate
November 14, 2015

Cardinal Danneels, a top liberal among liberal prelates, tells the African bishops, who are faithful to Christ and to the Church Magisterium, to “steer clear of all forms of triumphalism.” No, Cardinal Danneels, what the African bishops are proclaiming is not triumphalism but orthodoxy. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 157) - Living in the End Times - 13
November 14, 2015

Today we have a familiar parable about the persistent widow and the dishonest judge. And this parable has been taken as the call to persistence in prayer. Rightly so. But some think that with persistence in prayer, God will then grant whatever we pray for. Not so. Especially as oftentimes we pray for the wrong things, things that might actually end up harming our spiritual lives. Read more . . .

On Pope Francis (Part 70) - Sharing the Gospel
November 13, 2015

This is exactly why CFC-FFL exists. We are an evangelistic and missionary community. We meet Christ, live Christ, and share Christ. We proclaim the gospel and bring people back to God and back to the Church, as well as help them grow in holiness. We want to mainstream Catholic lay evangelization, and get all disciples of Christ to be witnesses and evangelizers. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 156) - Living in the End Times - 12
November 13, 2015

The end will come when people least expect it, as they are engaged in the usual activities of the world such as “eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage”, Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 109) - Liberal-Speak
November 12, 2015

Oh, these liberals! Abp De Kesel finds the term “mercy” as “condescending”?! He would prefer “respect and esteem.” That is political correctness at its best. I guess Jesus was condescending as he always spoke of mercy. Perhaps we should change the words in the Bible, since these liberals want to change our age-old teachings anyway. Read more . . .

No One in Need (Part 18) - Holistic Work with the Poor
November 11, 2015

The above is not just about work to provide the poor with material help, but it also touches on our two other thrusts--evangelization and family renewal. Indeed, all three go together to make up a holistic approach to bringing the peace of Christ into society and to the world. Read more . . .

On Servant Leadership (Part 90) - Seeking God's Wisdom
November 11, 2015

Servant leaders are those who have been designated by God to care for His people and to lead others in doing His work in the world. As such, they are given authority, position and power. These are not to be used according to how the world uses them. So we need to hear and listen to God how we are to act. Read more . . .

On Servant Leadership (Part 89) - Unprofitable Servants - 2
November 10, 2015

We who are servant leaders many times do not understand servanthood. We are like the servant mentioned by Jesus. Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2016 (Part 7) - Grace and Mercy - 2
November 10, 2015

God created us out of love, and He created us in His image and likeness. We are God’s children and we are destined to live eternally with Him in heaven. Read more . . .

No One in Need (Part 17) - The Widow's Mite
November 08, 2015

God loves the poor. God has a preferential option for the poor. He is a God who “secures justice for the oppressed, who gives bread to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free; the Lord gives sight to the blind. The Lord raises up those who are bowed down; the Lord protects the resident alien, comes to the aid of the orphan and the widow” (Ps 146:7-8b,9a). One reason God loves the poor is their generosity. Generosity? Yes! Consider two poor widows. Read more . . .

Financial Stewardship (Part 22) - God or Mammon - 2
November 07, 2015

Today’s secular world loves money, just like “the Pharisees, who loved money”. Now people will not admit it, and justify their striving to have more money as the way to provide for their families. True enough. But you see that for many, it is never enough. With families fully provided for, they are still at it, making more money. Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2016 (Part 6) - Grace and Mercy
November 07, 2015

“The Lord is gracious and merciful” (v.8a). It can be said that grace and mercy are two sides of the same coin. They go together. Mercy is not giving the other person the bad that is due to him. Grace is giving the other person the good that is not due to him. Read more . . .

The Way Forward in Christ (Part 143) - Unity and Peace - 9
November 07, 2015

We are one body, the body of Christ on earth. He is the head and we are the various members of the body. But the Church of God is not united and not at peace. After a millennium, the West and East split. After another half a millennium, Luther split and the Protestant denominations formed (and are still forming today!). Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 108) - A Gay Mafia?
November 06, 2015

A gay mafia at the highest levels of our Church? A fight for the soul of our Church? Read more . . .

On Evangelization and Mission (Part 69) - Commission Versus Commissions
November 06, 2015

We are called to the New Evangelization. This is about the most important work that God has given us. This is about the salvation that God already won for us and for the whole world. If and when we do this work, we engage in spiritual warfare. In this we continue with the cosmic struggle against evil forces. We are warriors. Read more . . .

The Way Forward in Christ (Part 142) - A Truly Fulfilled and Blessed Life-2
November 05, 2015

We continue from yesterday. We start by reiterating the total commitment needed to be the Lord’s disciple. “None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” (Rom 14:7-8). Read more . . .

The Way Forward in Christ (Part 141) - A Truly Fulfilled and Blessed Life
November 04, 2015

“Hallelujah! Blessed the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commands.” (Ps 112:1). We are God’s people. We are Jesus’ disciples and servants. We are instruments of the Holy Spirit to accomplish God’s plan for the world. Read more . . .

The Culture of Life (Part 15) - Being Pro-Life But Not Necessarily Religious
November 03, 2015

Here is very useful information about our pro-life convictions. Read more . . .

The Way Forward in Christ (Part 140) - Unity and Peace - 8
November 03, 2015

There is much work to be done in the call to the New Evangelization. We as CFC-FFL have been called, raised and equipped to participate in this work. In fact, we are at the forefront of this work. We must be one in vision and mission. We must be united and at peace with one another. We have been given a great responsibility and we will be held accountable. Read more . . .

Honoring Toto De La Cruz
December 20, 2011

I take this privilege to honor Toto, my brother, co-worker and friend.

As has been his practice, he has gone on ahead of us. He has always been a trailblazer. He was among the first full-time pastoral workers, and there has been no stopping him ever since. Even death has not done that, as he has now moved on up there, where he can intercede mightily for our life and mission. Read more . . .

Signs of the Times

Not Being a True Catholic
September 12, 2011

Yes, Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks clearly and with authority. He is not wishy-washy like other clerics and even bishops, who are loath to defend the fullness of the Catholic faith. This is the reality: IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THE CHURCH TEACHES, YOU ARE NOT REALLY CATHOLIC. Read more . . .

Sex Education in Schools Useless and Harmful
September 02, 2011

The anti-life legislators in the Philippines continue to insist on mandatory sex education for young children. There is abundant evidence from the experience of many countries that such valueless sex education increases promiscuity and incidences of unwanted pregnancies, STDs and HIV/AIDS. Such a seemingly harmless thing as sex education in schools will actually destroy the family, life and faith. Read more . . .

U S Bishop on Unrepentant Pro-abort Pols: Expel him
August 12, 2011

It is about time that a US bishop spoke out this clearly and forcefully. Now let us see if the Catholic bishops in the USA actually follow through. "Purge the evil person from your midst." (1 Cor 5:13b). Read more . . .

One Hundred Fifty Reasons I'm Catholic
And You Should be Too!
by Dave Armstrong

1. Best One-Sentence Summary: I am convinced that the Catholic Church conforms much more closely to all of the biblical data, offers the only coherent view of the history of Christianity (i.e., Christian, apostolic Tradition), and possesses the most profound and sublime Christian morality, spirituality, social ethic, and . . . Read more. . .

2014 CFC-FFL "Empowered" Community Weekend
January 25-26, 2014
CAP Convention Center
Camp John Hay, Baguio City

2014 CFC-FFL "Empowered" Community Conference
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Ynares Sports Center, Pasig City

32nd CFC-FFL Anniversary
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Ynarez Center
Antipolo City

2013 CFC-FFL Community Faith Rally
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Ynares Sports Center, Pasig City

31st CFC-FFL Anniversary
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Ynarez Center
Antipolo City

2012 CFC-FFL "Alive in Christ" Community Weekend
January 14-15, 2012
CAP Convention Center
Camp John Hay, Baguio City

2012 CFC-FFL Community Conference
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Ynares Gym, Pasig City

Frank Padilla's Latest Books

Published in the Philippines, June 2014

Have you ever wondered what certain difficult or challenging passages in the Bible mean?

* Do not be anxious at all about life.
* Renounce all your possessions.
* Love your enemies.
* Turn the other cheek.
* Rejoice in suffering.
* Pray without ceasing.
* Be perfect as the heavenly Father is perfect.

Have you ever desired to be the person that God intended you to be?

The times are urgent for the life of the world, as well as for those of us who truly desire to live in and for Jesus. Thus the whole Church has been called to the New Evangelization. If we desire to respond to this prophetic call, we must become a people formed according to God's ways. We must obey what Jesus tells us. But how can we obey if we do not understand? We can start to understand as we tak this life - changing journey for the next 40 days.

Published in the Philippines, June 2014

The Roman Catholic Church has sounded the call to the New Evangelization. This is a very important prophetic call for the work of the third millennium.

How are we to respond? How are we to understand the call to the New Evangelization? How can the people of God, especially the laity, participate in the action of the Holy Spirit during these times.

One response is the Live Christ, Share Christ (LCSC) movement. LCSC is intended to mainstream Catholic lay evangelization, so that every Catholic will meet Christ, live Christ and share Christ.

Now available at the CFC-FFL Shoppe

(Defending the Culture of Life)

Homily of Fr. Melvin Castro
Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life

CFC-FFL "Strong in God" Conference
Baguio City, January 22-23, 2011

January 2011 CBCP Plenary Statement
on Choosing Life and Rejecting the RH Bill


November 06-08, 2010

Servant General - CFC-FFL

Faith, family, life. These are the crucial issues in the life and mission of the Church in this third millennium. At every turn we see the threats to and the attacks on faith, family and life. Read more . . .

His Eminence,
Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales,
Archbishop of Manila,
Rev. Fr. Francis Gustilo, SDB
Spiritual Director
Couples for Christ
Foundation for Family and Life


The Servant General in an audience with Pope Francis at the
meeting of the Pontifical Council for the Family
The Vatican - October 25, 2013

The Servant General meets with Pope Benedict XVI at the
19th Plenary Session of the Pontifical Council for the Family
The Vatican - February 09, 2010


"The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), through its Episcopal Commission on the Laity (ECLA), has given formal and official recognition to Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL) as a national private association of the lay faithful, effective October 15, 2009.


"His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has re-appointed our Servant General Frank Padilla and his wife Gerry as members of the Pontifical Council for the Family, effective September 10, 2009, for another term of five years."


"Lead us back, O Lord, that we may be restored;
give us anew such days as we had of old."
Lam 5:21
Updated: 08-31-2015

The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity, choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience, and truth over popularity.

Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for THERE IS NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

- Archbishop Soc Villegas
25 July 2007

From the

Frank and Gerry Padilla present the books "Servant Leadership" and "Stories from Prison" to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, on February 09, 2010, at the Vatican

with the



Almighty Father, in the richness of your mercy you sent your own Son Jesus into the world to suffer and die for us. As you did not spare your own Son, we confidently look to your granting us everything else besides. May your mercy and grace be always upon us.

Lord Jesus Christ, you told us to be merciful just as our Father is merciful. You showed us the way to mercy when on the cross you forgave those who crucified you. Such divine mercy is very challenging for us. Only in you and through your grace in our lives can we ever hope to be channels of mercy to others. Jesus, we trust in you.

Holy Spirit, help us to understand the mystery of divine mercy. Help us to forgive those who trespass against us. Help us to love our enemies. Help us to love and care for the poor. Enable us to effectively proclaim the gospel of God’s mercy. Show us the way to holiness unto the Lord.

Mama Mary, full of grace and Mother of mercy, guide us in the way we are to go, and keep us in your loving embrace always.



Almighty Father, you are our Creator and God. We acknowledge your dominion over us, that we belong to you, that you hold our very lives in your hands. We come before you in worship and praise.

Lord Jesus, you are our Savior and Master. You call us into your body on earth, making us brethren to one another. Bind us together as one, united in your heart and mind, able to live and serve as your holy instruments.

Holy Spirit, fill us and continue to empower us to witness. Guide us and equip us in the work of evangelization. Give us the boldness to proclaim Christ, wherever we are, until this work reaches the very ends of the earth.

Triune God, you have given us the privilege of being stewards of your grace and mercy. Help us to be faithful, to claim nothing as our own, to give without counting the cost, to endure and joyfully embrace the cross. Favor us, Lord, so that by our common work the needs of all will be met.

Mama Mary, we look to your quiet strength and fullness of grace. Accord us great favor as you intercede for our needs and for our work. May your Son Jesus be glorified in all we do.



Almighty Father, Creator of the universe, how awesome is your name in all the earth. All glory, honor and power belong to you. Thank you for restoring us to yourself, and giving us the privilege of doing your divine work. Stir in us the flame of your love, and bestow on us the grace to fulfill our destiny according to your eternal design.

Lord Jesus, you suffered and died for us, and we belong to you. You have shown us the way to accomplishing the Father’s will, as you endured the shame of the cross. Help us not to be ashamed of our testimony, but to zealously proclaim you to the whole world, so that all might meet and know you, and start to live your way of life.

Holy Spirit, you are the agent of evangelization and you send us forth. Empower us to witness to Jesus, through holiness of life and through the proclamation of the good news of salvation in him. Remove any cowardly spirit that might be in us, especially as we face oppression and persecution. Dwell within us and strengthen us to be able to bear our share of hardship for the gospel.

Triune God, you call us to holiness, to witness, and to mission. You desire for us to be saints, martyrs and warriors. May we truly deserve to be counted among your people, as we march onward to the New Evangelization.

Mama Mary, your life is the best witness to your Son Jesus. You are our model of faith, self-emptying, total trust, ardent hope, humble servanthood, and joy in suffering. Continue to embrace us and cover us with your mantle of protection, as we go forth into battle under your banner.



Almighty Father in heaven, awesome and glorious are you in your majesty. From all eternity you have had the greatest plan for us all, for a future filled with hope. May your name be always exalted through all the earth.

Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, you have loved us with an everlasting love, and have established your friendship with us. We desire to live as you live, following you as your disciple along the path of holiness. Help us to share the good news of your love and your salvation to many others. Increase our faith, so that we might do even greater works.

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of the faithful, so that they may meet Christ, live Christ and share Christ. Help us to mainstream Catholic lay evangelization in this Year of Faith, in response to the call to the New Evangelization. Open our eyes and hearts to experience the faith that truly works wonders.

Triune God, continue to work in our lives so that we remain faithful and steadfast in faith, as we proclaim that faith throughout the world. Then may all peoples and nations bow down before you in worship.

Mama Mary, you are our model of faith. Please always guide us and keep us covered in your mantle of grace and blessing.

May the faith of all God’s people move mountains.


We kneel before you, as you yourself sit at the throne room of God, beside our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, your Son. You more than anyone else embody the pure love for our Lord Jesus that we all desire to have, as you bore him in your womb, gave birth to him, raised him, suffered with him through the cross, and finally witnessed his resurrection. You are the one whose soul perfectly proclaims the greatness of the Lord, whose spirit perfectly rejoices in God our Savior. You are the one we and all ages will call blessed.

You are the highly favored one, and the Lord is truly with you. We thus look to you to be our mediatrix, as we continue on our journey in the world, proclaiming your Son Jesus and bringing his good news of salvation to all. We recognize our weakness and sinfulness, and that apart from the power of God’s Spirit we can do nothing.

Dear Mother Mary, you are our inspiration for the strengthening of families and the promotion of the culture of life. Pray and intercede for us always, that we may remain faithful to our covenant, steadfast in our work, persevering despite trials and crosses, and always mindful of the call to holiness and discipleship. You who are holy and you who are the most faithful disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ, keep us in your loving embrace always.

We consecrate ourselves, our families and our work to you. Bless us, dear Mother, and journey with us, as we continue to journey with your beloved Son Jesus. You are our mother, and we are your children, now and forever. Amen.

Hail Mary …

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