Couples for Christ Australia (or CFCA) is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. It is an association of Christians who have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another, so that they may grow in spiritual maturity to fulfil the responsibility of raising their families under the lordship of Jesus Christ. It focuses on three principal objectives: individual renewal, family renewal, and church/community renewal thru its introductory course, called the Christian Life Program (or CLP).
Since 1988, the CFCA community has established renewal groups in almost all capital states of Australia, with Sydney having the largest number. It is under the guidance and supervision of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). CFCA is a wholistic ministry. It involves the whole family – young children, teenagers, young adults, parents, single/married women, single/married men, and other family members.
CFCA participates in major diocesan activities and activities at St Andrews Parish – Sunday choir, acolytes, liturgy readers, Eucharistic ministers, catechism teachers, and involves itself in the parish pastoral council. Part of its formation program is to offer members an opportunity to grow in their faith and to support the life of the parish.
CFCA’s statement of vision and mission is: “Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth”. This means each parish family – parents and children, play an important role in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others. It is part of the Vatican’s New Evangelization strategy to build strong families for Christ. By renewing the husband, wife and the children, the family is renewed, and the larger parish community is also renewed. Ultimately, the whole world is renewed for Christ.
CFCA’s Australian Mission Office is located at:
Suite 5, 95-97 Main Street, Blacktown, NSW 2148, Phone: (02) 9831 4044, 9831 4033, Fax: (02) 9831 4066
Website address: www.cfcaustralia.org