3 - 9, 2010 marked the birth of CFC-FFL in Papua New Guinea.
In the first Mission Trip to PNG, Bro. Frank Padilla, Sis.
Menchie Donato and Bro. Charlie Reyes worked with our brethren
in PNG to lay the ground work for the official establishment
of CFC-FFL in Papua New Guinea.
year after the first CLS for Handmaids for Family and Life
organized by Sis Nene Sta Cruz was completed, a CLS for couples
was organized where PNG nationals completed the seminar. Encouraged
by the turnout and the growth of the community, together with
the arrival of Fr. Elisenio Abilgos (Fr. Line) who was installed
as the Parish Priest of the Holy Rosary Parish in Six Mile,
Port Moresby, a MEGA CLS was organized and completed on June
5, 2010 with 94 graduates.
The community had their first General Assembly on Sunday June
6, 2010 at the Granville Hotel which started with a Mass officiated
by Fr. Line. Bro. Frank Padilla exhorted one and all to be
faithful to our Mission and Vision.
Next day the mission team was honored by the members of the
Six Mile community from the IVANI tribe with a program of
songs, dances, and speeches by various heads of the tribe.
In the afternoon, Talks 1 & 2 of the Household Training
Program was given to over 50 participants at the Holy Rosary
Parish Hall. Talks 3 & 4 were given the following day.
the last day of the mission, we were able to meet Archbishop
Jon Ribat of the Archdiocese of Port Moresby, who agreed to
allow the community in PNG to continue the work in the Holy
Rosary Parish of Fr. Line and be recognized as the Community
For Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL). In the
afternoon, the mission team together with the PNG Core Group
met to finalize the CFC-FFL PNG pastoral and organizational
structure. Fr. Line gave the final blessing for the work of
evangelization ahead and the safe trip of the mission team
leaving for Manila.
Our CFC-FFL leaders in Papua New Guinea :
Bro. Roger Carumba - Country Servant
Sis. Nene Sta Cruz - Handmaids for Family and Life Coordinator
Bro. Lucas Aita - PNG CFC-FFL Chapter Servant
Sis. Eluh So-on - PNG HFL Chapter Servant
May our Lord bless all our brethren in Papua New Guinea!
PNG Country Coordinator