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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.

2019 - 2020 CFM Season

This year, CFM will explore two books: Letter to a Suffering Church by Bishop Robert Barron, and The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage by Dr. Allen Hunt. Why not join us in deepening your faith and its application in your family?

CFM 2019-2020 Schedule


Note: Gathering time is 7:30 PM, and the meetings start at 8:00 PM

The schedule for the year will have us moving between the two books After further reflection and by the group's decision, we have decided to refocus solely on The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage book this year.

  • August 25: Kick-off picnic
  • September 13: Kick-off meeting & The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage, Chapter 1
  • October 11: Letter to a Suffer ChurchChapter 1
  • November 8: Letter to a Suffer ChurchChapter 2
  • December 13: The 21 Undeniable Secrets of MarriageChapter 5
  • January 10: Letter to a Suffer Church, Chapter 3 The 21 Undeniable Secrets of MarriageChapter 6
  • February 14: The 21 Undeniable Secrets of MarriageChapter 9
  • March 13: The 21 Undeniable Secrets of MarriageChapter 13 CANCELED
  • Zoom meeting - April 17: The 21 Undeniable Secrets of MarriageChapter 20


NOTICE: Due to the Coronavirus and the Archdiocesan directive to halt masses and meetings until further notice, future meetings and events may be postponed or canceled

  • Zoom meeting - May 8: The 21 Undeniable Secrets of MarriageChapter 21
  • CANCELED - June 12: Family Mass
  • Extra Meeting: Zoom meeting - June 12: The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage, Chapter 21


The Hurley Center is reserved each month if the host couple chooses to use it. Please sign out a key from the parish office if you plan to use it, or let them know to free up the room for that evening if you won't use it.

Additionally, we have planned and some unplanned ideas for other activities:

  • Thanksgiving Mass Reception on November 21 Done
  • Gift of Love Helpers on December 7th (note that we also sponsor a family) Done
  • Family Game Night
  • Anniversary Mass on February 16
  • MAY BE POSTPONED OR CANCELED - Feed My Starving Children
  • MAY BE POSTPONED OR CANCELED - Progressive Dinner
  • CANCELED - Seder Meal at St. Edna's on April 4
  • MAY BE POSTPONED OR CANCELED - Camping on Memorial Day Weekend


Do you have any other ideas for a fun couples' or family activity that you would like to organize? Some suggestions:

  • Halloween Party
  • Wine Tasting
  • Poker Night
  • Pedicure Night


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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Do you have information about an upcoming CFM activity/event, or do you have any pictures from a recent CFM event? Please let us know, we'd love to share that on this page.