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Our Vatican Recognition

Couples for Christ (CFC) has been given recognition by the Pontifical Council of Laity in the Vatican as a Private International Association of the Faithful. CFC was one of the 50 international movements which were invited by the Vatican to the World Congress on Ecclesial Movements in May 1998 in Rome. On March 11, 2000 Couples for Christ has been granted recognition as a Private International Association of the Faithful approving their statute ad experimentum for five years.

On the 25th of April 2005, on the feast of St. Mark, the Vatican through its Pontifical Council for the Laity granted definitive approval of the statutes of Couples for Christ thereby confirming permanent recognition of CFC as a Private International Association of the Faithful, with juridical personality, according to Canons 298-311 and 321-329 of the Code of Canon Law.

Couples For Christ (CFC) is included in the 2006 publication of International Association of the Faithful DIRECTORY..

Couples for Christ (CFC), is an International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right, listed at No.16 among the 122
associations published in the Directory of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

IDENTITY: (As listed in the Directory)
CFC is made up of families who have taken up Christ’s exhortation to be leaven and light in the world, and to spread the Good News of the liberation of humanity. Through their commitment to the Church’s evangelising work, promoting peace and justice, defending the poor and the oppressed, and promoting the unity of Christians, they cooperate with the work of the Holy Spiritwho gives life to a new humanity. Membership of CFC entails acceptance of the Christian LifevProgramme, of a programme of instruction designed to impart to all the members of the association the essentials of the faith, helping them to rediscover the sense of their vocation to marriage and to renew their faithfulness to God every day, to their vows which bind them as husband and wife, and to their commitment to support one another. CFC pursues its objectives through family pastoral programmes aimed at making the family a "domestic Church", and through pastoral programmes attentive to the needs of the poor.

Official Recognition in the Diocese of Stockton

On January 17, 2012, Most Rev. Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop of Stockton has issued official recognition of Couples for Christ (CFC) in the Diocese of Stockton .

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About Couples for Christ (CFC)


The Roots of CFC

COUPLES FOR CHRIST(CFC) is a work of Christ which raises up Christian couples and establishes Christian families committed to the work of evangelization and winning the world for Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. As such, CFC is a servant and lay arm of the Church in the work of renewal, fully recognized by and operating under the authority of the local bishop of the area.

CFC began in 1981 in Manila, Philippines when a local Christian community tried a new approach in evangelizing married couples. The method used consisted of bringing together a small group of prospective couples in a private home. There they were brought to a living relationship with Jesus Christ and to a renewal of the power of the Holy Spirit through a series of weekly informal discussions of the gospel in a social setting.

Soon, CFC became a Christian Family Life Renewal Program made available to parishes and groups of married couples who wish to live their Christian life in an active, supportive relationship with one another.

Through the years, CFC has blossomed into a worldwide ministry, becoming a major force for the renewal of Christian family life and also of the Church. The Norcal USA Mission started in 1992 and Tracy, Lathrop and Stockton started in 2001.

As of now, Couples for Christ is 31 years old, present in over 161 countries worldwide, and continues to grow in faith and in numbers.

The members have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising up families under the lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the Kingdom of God.

Couples for Christ is a work of Christ which raises up Christian couples and establishes Christian families committed to the work of evangelization, winning the world for Christ and Total Human Liberation through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Couples For Christ in Tracy, CA


The Tracy Unit of Couples for Christ serves the Northern California communities of Tracy and nearby areas which serves as  a parish based lay-arm of the Catholic Church in the area where its members are very diversified not only filipinos but hispanics, caucasians and other asean decents. It is a full ministry, from Kids, Youth, Singles, Couples, Handmaids of the Lord and Servants of the Lord.