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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.

October 13, 2017

The Name of God is Mercy -- Introduction and Chapter 1: A Time for Mercy.

Prayer intentions

  • Deacon Jim Gaughan and his family
  • Jan O'Brien's cousin Debbie Wasko
  • Mike & Mary Lou's daughter Bridget
  • Thanksgiving prayers for the recovery of Joan Passaglia



Fundraising ideas were discussed, to be brought back to the CFM Leader's meeting.

Scripture reading

Luke 15:11-32 (The Prodigal Son) Discussions questions:

  • What is this story about? Money? Wild living? Stubbornness? Forgiveness? Anger?
  • Do you think the older brother was justified for being upset that his brother received a party upon his return?
  • What was the father's message to the younger son? What was the father's message to the older son? Was this a case of unconditional love?


Discussion questions on The Name of God is Mercy

  • What is Mercy, does forgiveness and reconciliation happen when mercy is given?
  • Why, in your optinion, is humanity so in need of mercy?
  • How do we continue to worship only God?
  • What do you consider a sin?


ACT: The Corporal / Spiritual Works of Mercy

This year will we choose actions to carry forth from our meetings that are centered around the corporal & spiritual works of Mercy.

This month's act: Instruct the Ignorant

"It is an act of love to help others in one way or another to learn the truths they need to know to save their souls." Learn about our faith and be open to talking with others about our beliefs. There is always something more to discover about our faith.

  • Go on a service trip or short term mission trip. No time? Donate to support someone on their service trip
  • Volunteer to help with religious education programs at your parish
  • Invite someone to go to mass with you this weekend
  • Know your faith! Rad through the USCCA to find out more about the Catholic faith and how to live it

2017-2018 Groups

Jan & Bob O'Brien
  • Steve & Mary Anglieu
  • Jim & Rosemarie Fagan
  • Bob & Karen Ferraro
  • Joe & Shirley Havel
  • Tom & Angie Lelmstetter
  • Jim & Elizabeth Jensen
  • Tim & Sue Perek
  • Randy & Denise Swanson
  • John & Marge Wenzel


Carl & Chrisine Krzystofczyk
  • Fred & Marilynn Broviak
  • Noe & Mary Jo Cobian
  • Joe & Chris Corbett
  • Michael & Katherine Jehring
  • Brett & Emily Kopetsky
  • Mike & Mary Lou Maloni
  • Bob & Joan Passaglia
  • Mary Jo Stepek
  • Bruce & Gloria Vosburgh


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



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