THE SERVANT GENERAL
September 10, 2013
Today’s gospel: Luke 6:12-19
“from them he chose Twelve,
whom he also named apostles”
is my joy and pleasure to announce the appointment of an Apostolic
Board (AB) composed of 12 brethren, who will help me oversee
our worldwide work, and help safeguard our charism and vision.
The members of the AB are the following:
1. Lachie Agana
2. Nonong Contreras (AB Chair)
3. Mimi David
4. Maribel Descallar
5. Jojo Dunglao
6. Cocoi Javier
7. Chito Liban
8. Pancho Lopez-Tan
9. Ed Mondigo
10. Bob Murga
11. Xavy Padilla
12. Charlie Reyes
is an evangelistic and missionary community, and we are on
the verge of massive evangelization, through such works as
the Live Christ, Share Christ (LCSC) Movement, the Live Pure
Movement, and our Work with the Poor, among others. All these
are in response to the call of the Roman Catholic Church for
a New Evangelization.
intend to help mainstream Catholic lay evangelization through
the parishes, to bring lost and lapsed Catholics back to God
and back to the Church. We intend to help form the next generation
of Catholic leaders, especially in building a counter culture
to the sexual revolution. We intend to help build the Church
of the Poor, according to Jesus’ mission to bring glad
tidings to the poor.
are the priorities of our Church--lapsed Catholics, the youth,
The AB will formulate policies, principles, structures, formation
modules, ministries and directions that are for implementation
throughout the worldwide CFC-FFL family, in collaboration
with the Servant General.
I need the help and support of these 12 apostles (those who
are sent). I ask that you support them as well, through your
prayers, respect and cooperation with AB initiatives.
also take this opportunity to announce the formation of a
Servant Council (SC) of 7 brethren, who will govern community
life and work in the Philippines. SCs will eventually be established
in other countries, to govern the work in the country, and
to help safeguard our vision and promote our mission. The
members of the Philippine SC are the following:
Lachie Agana (Country Servant)
2. Manny Canlas
3. Jun Caramat
4. Bobbie Laguitao
5. Oca Oblefias
6. Pat Oconer
7. Joseph Tesoro
I will give out more information as we move along and as needed
by our leaders and members throughout the world. In the meantime,
please pray for and give your fraternal support for these
pastoral-organizational initiatives. In the meantime, our
leaders should proceed as usual, until such time as I authorize
any other changes in our structures throughout the world.
The work must go on without disruption, and even intensify.
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enter into 2014 with our new theme, “Empowered to Witness.”
Let us continue to grow in our personal relationship with
our Lord Jesus Christ, always being in touch with him through
prayer, reading and studying the Bible, receiving him in the
Eucharist, doing his work, and embracing his cross. “Everyone
in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth
from him and healed them all.” (Lk 6:19).
power from on high, let us then be witnesses of Jesus and
let us witness to Jesus. Let us work such that the number
of disciples and the number of people who meet and get to
know Christ and the number of those removed from under the
dominion of the enemy will grow into a great multitude throughout
the world. “A great crowd of his disciples and a large
number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the
coastal region of Tyre and Sidon came to hear him and to be
healed of their diseases; and even those who were tormented
by unclean spirits were cured.” (Lk 6:17b-18).
to witness. “But you will receive power when the holy
Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
(Acts 1:8). Just as it was then, so should it be today. Let
us get to work.
I thank you all for your efforts through all these years.
It is much appreciated. Your quiet unselfish labor will never
go unrewarded by the Lord. You are all my beloved brethren,
and I praise and thank God for you all.
to the New Evangelization.
God bless you all.
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