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Couples for Christ programs in Rockhampton and at The Haven

22 March, 2024

Couples for Christ-Mackay (CFC-Mackay) conducted the Christian Life Program on the four Sundays of March 2024 at the Duhig Conference Centre, Rockhampton.

The Program was opened by the Most Reverend Michael McCarthy, Bishop of Rockhampton. He spoke and conducted an interactive session with the participants about “Who is Jesus Christ” from the Gospel of Mark; Beng de Leon, National Leader of Couples for Christ in Australia spoke about God’s Love and its presence in our daily lives. Beng mentioned how the more than 50 attendees on the first day of the Program were brought together by the grace of the Holy Spirit.

The children of the participants were engrossed in their own workshop on how they could show God’s Love in what they do. They enthusiastically performed a surprise musical number to the delight of everyone.

Couples for Christ started in the Philippines and obtained Vatican recognition in 1981. It was established in Australia in 1988 in Sydney as a lay community of family evangelizers. It aims at renewing and strengthening Christian family life grounded on Christian values, and in the service and love of God. Its Mission is Building the Church in the Home and Building the Church of the Poor.

Couples for Christ (CFC) includes couples and their families, KFC – Kids for Christ, YFC – Youth for Christ, SFC – Singles for Christ, HOLD – Handmaids of the Lord and SOLD – Servants of the Lord.  All members serve in parishes and in various dioceses in Australia. CFC is now in all the states of Australia, including CFC Mackay which started in 2013.

Stations of the Cross at The Haven

As one of the events of their Christian Life Program, the Couples for Christ organised an open air celebration of the Stations of the Cross in the stunning setting of The Haven at Emu Park. Parishioners from the Capricorn Coast, Rockhampton and Mackay joined with the family groups that had come down from Mackay for the program.

Father Matthew Moloney, Parish Priest of the Capricorn Coast, led the group through the 14 Stations of the Cross.