New Year Greetings from our Family Partners
Our wish is that families ground themselves firmly in Christ and remain strong, faithful and resilient despite the uncertainties ahead. We pray that spouses pull together and make God and prayer their stronghold; and become the secure foundations of love which their children need to grow and thrive. We pray that young people are discerning in all the choices they make and that they grow to be defenders of the precious gift of life – from the womb, right up to the tomb. – Paul Long, Executive Director, FLS
As the world continues to transmit messages of terrorism and turmoil, we stand with Jesus our Lord in His message of peace amongst people of goodwill. In this new year, we pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to turn all hearts to family, togetherness and love. We want to bring the message of God’s love for marriage and family life concretely to couples through the MPC apostolate. We wish everyone a blessed and fruitful year ahead. – Gerry and Martha Ong, Couple Coordinators, MPC
As the new year brings with it its fair share of exciting and challenging moments, we join our couples in prayer as we ask the Lord for new beginnings to bless us with renewed commitment to understand a little more, to love a little better and to give of ourselves generously to the service of God, spouse and neighbour. We lift up especially those in our midst who are hurting, and entrust them to the loving care of our Lord Jesus, in the trust that He will heal all wounds in His time. Wishing everyone a blessed and fruitful year ahead! – Bernard and Ying Thio, Couple Coordinators, CEP
The goal of CEE Singapore is to help couples discover themselves, through good Catholic Marriage Preparation, and to encourage them towards the call to be one in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. This can be done by being life giving and through a life-long commitment, by living out a fulfilling marriage and family life according to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Our wish is for all couples to live out this sacrament through strengthening their own marriages. By doing so, they become a sacrament and a witness of the Love of God to others. – Steven and Lilly Yeo, Couple Coordinators, CEE
Our wish for current and new Choicers: that we will grow in wisdom and grace together and continue to encourage each other to let go and let God reign. May 2017 be an enchanting and colourful year to know, love and serve Him. – Alastair and Rachel Ding (CHOICE Couple Coordinators) and Celeste Ong (CHOICE Singles Coordinator)
We pray that couples open the eyes of their hearts and see that our God is a God of unconditional love and unfathomable mercy. We pray that they will run to the Father and firmly cling to Him amidst and beyond the storms. Know that when we turn to him in faith and trust, He runs towards us with arms open wide – just like the Father of the Prodigal son. We wish all couples and families a blessed 2017 – one that sees them overcoming the impossible together and coming out stronger than ever. – Rick and Monica Tan, Couple Coordinators, Retrouvaille
St Mother Teresa of Calcutta said that an element of sacrifice is involved for any couple who achieves or postpones pregnancy through practicing NFP. When one loves, one willingly sacrifices for the other. Much like Jesus, who loved us unto death, there comes everlasting joy and peace. 2017 brings a new year and resolution to our Ministry. We pray that our NFP community continues to be active even though small, educating and leading married couples towards a fruitful lifestyle. – Andy Wee, Vice President, NFP
May God’s tender, loving care enfold and cradle those who find themselves on the journey of beginning again. Take one small step forward at a time and know that you are not alone. Be blessed and encouraged! With love and blessings, the BE team. – Mary De Cruz, President, BE
May the star that led the wise men to baby Jesus be the star that warms your hearts and unites you with your loved ones, who are now in God’s peace. And as 2017 unfolds, may your sky be always lit by God’s infinite love and quiet grace. With God’s blessings from all of us at Pieta. – Valerie Lim, Kuang Ser Yee, and Elizabeth and Greg Krygsman
Let’s further our vision of being spirit-led families that renew the face of the earth as we continue to reach out to families, youth and singles and answer the cry of the poor through love and charity. Our love and prayers for a blessed and enriching 2017 ahead. – CFC National Director, Theodore Olsen and his wife Ramona
Dearest Couple Lovers, your passionate commitment to remain in love INSPIRES!
Dearest Priests, your steadfast love for your people AMAZES!
With gratitude, let’s dialogue in deeper intimacy with God, our spouse and community. May our living Sacrament of Marriage and Holy Order boldly proclaim our vision to “Love one Another As I have Loved You. (John 15: 12).
- Love the other above oneself
- Forgive even in our deepest sorrow.
- Be life-giving
- Read the Amoris Laetitia to guide us in our human vocation journey.
- Go, Grow, Glow in 2017!
– Fr Bruno (Spiritual Director) and Alphonsus and Cyrine Gregory (Couple Coordinators, ME)
Dear Families, always remember that A Family that Prays together stays together. Like Mother Teresa said, “It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. Bring love into your home, for this is where love for each other must start.” A Blessed New Year ahead from all of us at CFSM. – Donald Sng, President, CFSM
In Matthew 18: 20, Jesus says “where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them.” Our wish for 2017 is for all married couples to commit themselves to pray together through scripture, and through conjugal prayer, deepen their relationship with each other and with God. – Stanley and Esme Teo, Couple Coordinators, Marriage Retorno