The CFCI Youth Intake Camp was held at Dasya Holistic Retreat Centre in Porvorim from the 28th to the 30th of April, 2017, the theme being ‘Bringing in a new generation‘ or ‘BANG’. This camp focused on helping the youth of today experience God’s love and mercy, thereby bringing in a new generation of youth who can be God’s light to all those in darkness. The camp comprised of 34 participants along with a camp team of 10 youth and couple formators, and other members of the community who offered their services. Continue reading
The months of January and February saw many of the Porvorim singles busy visiting the nearby parishes (Socorro, Salvador-do-Mundo, Brittona,Saligao, Calangute, Reis Magos and Mapusa), talking to the youth there, sharing experiences of their time in the community with them and inviting them to experience a love that can only be found in God.
The Christian Life Seminar (CLS) 2017, held by Couples for Christ India–Singles, Porvorim began on 7th March 2017 at the Holy Family Church hall at 7.30 pm. The programme consisted of a 3-module seminar each having 3 sessions, held on every consecutive Tuesday. Continue reading
For those of you who did not know me before I joined the community, I was a shipwreck. Think of anything messed up, obviously nothing illegal, and I dabbled in it at some point of time or the other. At this point of time, I was making a major decision, whether this community was worth my time.
I began in CFCI Singles two and a half years ago, an unconvinced Christian. I would personally call myself a nine-to-five Christian. I went for weekly mass, like I was told to. I would say the rosary with my family every evening. Confessions twice a year, in a good year, Easter and Christmas, otherwise, I would probably skip it. I didn’t think it was a major priority since I did not kill anyone nor was I in a relationship with someone else’s wife. I used the occasional swear word, at least 200 times a day, like normal people from the movies do. I had a Bible which kept the pages of my Shakespeare plays from flying every time I forgot the fan on and left the room. Continue reading
The life story of St. John can be beautifully summed up in these few lines:
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34).
His life’s struggles and persecutions formed the basis for his sanctification. Continue reading