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Christian Family Movement (CFM)

CFM offers friendship and support for today's busy family! Families, faith, and fun—that’s what the Christian Family Movement (CFM) is all about! Through prayer, discussion, and action, families grow in their faith as spouses, parents, and families to provide support and friendship to one another. We OBSERVE the world around us, JUDGE in light of Christ’s teachings, and ACT according to what the Gospel calls us to do. Families learn to live their faith in their everyday lives at home, in our communities, and in the market place. If you want to learn more, please contact us.

2018 - 2019 season is here!


This year we will return to using a book from the CFM office: Loving the Family God Gives Us. Please request this book when completing your registration form, which you should have received by email. Lost it? Just email Jan and Bob O'Brien and they'll happily forward you the registration form. The $40 donation check should be made out to CFM. We are still looking for a second leader couple for the upcoming year. Please consider taking on a leadership role within CFM and contact Jan and Bob.

CFM 2018-2019 Schedule


Note: Gathering time is now 7:00 PM, and the meetings start at 7:30 PM

The schedule for the year has been determined. The default location this year for every meeting will be at St. Edna's, especially if a second leader couple isn't found. The dates and chapters are:

  • September 7: Kick-off meeting and Chapter 1 Who Am I? Why Do I Exist?
  • October 12: Chapter 2 Begotten of a Man
  • November 9: Chapter 3 Born of a Woman
  • December 14: Chapter 4 The Heart of a Man
  • January 11: Chapter 5 The Heart of a Woman
  • February 8: Chapter 6 Brothers and Sisters
  • March 8: Chapter 7 Complementarity
  • April 12: Chapter 8 Intimacy in Our Relationships
  • May 10: Chapter 9 Love in the Extended Family
  • June 14: Family Mass


What is Christian Family Movement?

The Mission of the Christian Family Movement (CFM) is to promote Christ-centered marriage and family life; to help individuals and their families to live the Christian faith in everyday life; and to improve society through actions of love, service, education, and example. CFM is a heterogeneous group made up of all different types of families from many different walks of life with a common bond:

• Creating a Christ-centered marriage and family life
• Helping to live our faith in our daily life
• Helping to improve society through actions of love, service and education by our example.

CFM adult members get together in small groups (about five to seven couples each) to discuss topics that are related to better living faith, becoming better parents and becoming better spouses.

CFM monthly meetings are supplemented with occasions of recreation, fun and prayer that include the whole family.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Does CFM Meet?

Generally speaking, CFM meetings take place on the second Friday of the month beginning with a kick-off meeting in September and continuing through May. Discussion begins at 8 p.m. and usually lasts until 10 p.m. with social time and refreshments served afterwards.

Where does CFM Meet?

CFM meetings are gatherings that take place in a CFM member’s home or in a St. Edna’s meeting room. Each couple is asked to help host a meeting by making reminder calls to the group and providing light refreshments.

Who is CFM?

CFM has no age limitations, no participation requirements, no minimum or maximum family member requirements. You could be married one year or 50, a single parent or divorced. CFM welcomes everyone. 

What does CFM do?

Many of the meetings center around small group discussion.  For the 2016-2017 season, we will be using Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation The Joy Of Love.  It can be downloaded from the Vatican's website or a copy can be purchased at a bookstore.  No specific printing is required.

For further information, please contact Jan & Bob O'Brien at 847.398.3362





Want to Join?

Contact Jan & Bob O'Brien - Email 
Or call 847.398.3362

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