Kids Camp 2018

posted Apr 25, 2018, 3:33 PM by Joseph Cepe

June 2-3, 2018 Saturday from 8AM, until Sunday Noon
Camp Copass Denton

The camp introduces Jesus to the kids, making them realize that God has a special place for them in His heart, and that He loves them very much even if they are still very young. Kids are able to respond to God's love through a healthy and fun environment of prayers, songs, activities and fellowship among peers and friends. Most importantly, parents are enabled to lead their children in their family journey of faith.

This is a retreat for families with kids ranging from 4-12 years old.

Registration Fee
 $45 (13 & up)
 $41 (12 & below)

The fee covers overnight lodging and meals (Saturday Lunch & Dinner, Sunday Breakfast). Slots are limited so do register by sending an email to kids[at]CouplesForChristDFW.org.


Family Conference '17

posted Sep 14, 2017, 10:19 AM by Joseph Cepe   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 12:12 PM ]


Family Conference 2017
(Texas - Louisiana - Oklahoma - Mississippi)


 Location Parish Hall
Holy Family Nazareth Catholic Church,
Irving, TX
 Date  November 18, 2017
 Time  8:00AM - 10:00pm

As part of the family enrichment, the Couples For Christ (CFC) Kids Ministry will be conducting a full-day retreat for the family. The CFC Family Ministries aims to target all members of the family, making each one a powerful instrument for evangelization, not only as an individual, but also together with their personal families. With each family member, or each “age group” in the family, focused on evangelization and empowerment, everyone is able to collaborate and share strengths with one another to become a powerful instrument in influencing and touching others with the love of Christ. With each family renewed, there is a bigger possibility of another family also experiencing the beauty of God’s love.

This is open to all families with children ages 4-12 years old (children older than 12 years old are encouraged to participate).

REGISTRATION


A minimal fee of $50.00 for a family of three(3) is charged to cover meals (Lunch & Dinner) and conference materials. Additional kids 12& under are $10, 13&above at $15.




SCHEDULE


Morning (8:00 AM - 12 Noon)
8AM - Registration Opens
Rosary
Sessions 1 & 2
Afternoon (12 Noon - 6:30PM) 
Family Games
Kids Workshops
Parents Summit
Mass
Evening (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Session 3
Awarding & Closing Ceremonies


SESSIONS


Session topics are geared to strengthening the family, partnered with workshops to provide practical activities for the family, parents & kids, teaching of action songs and family worship to enliven the experience. This becomes a shared experience among families which creates a support system during the retreat and a strong affirmation of faith within the community of believers.

Session 1: WE ARE FAMILY

This session aims to touch on the basic truth that children are a gift to the parents and that parents are a gift to the kids. God placed the children in their families so they can experience His love and learn how to love others. God has a very beautiful plan for our families.

However, all families are under attack. Spending less time together. Having too many distractions that lead to the weakening of faith. We need to guard our families from these attacks. We stand firm in our faith as a family through prayer. Parents are reminded that they are the primary pastors. Reminding them that a family that prays together, stays together! 

Session 2: WE STAND FOR JESUS!

Isaiah 7:9 “If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all.

This session aims to emphasize on strengthening of faith. The home is a place where parents pass on the faith to their children. Jesus must be present in our home! Because where there is Jesus, there is love. The family is called to join daily in prayer, to read the word of God and to share in Eucharistic
Communion, and thus to grow in love and become ever more fully a temple in which the Holy Spirit dwells. As a ministry, we want to highlight the importance of having a family meal, if not everyday, at least three times a week. As a family, this is our way of allowing Jesus to be present in our family and there is no greater foundation than having Jesus in our families.

Session 3: WE DO EVERYTHING IN LOVE

This session aims to provide directives to the family. As Christian family, it is our first calling to follow Him! This means our family should be full of love because Jesus is love!

Pope Francis said, “We are all called to love!”
L - Learn to forgive
O - Offer what we have
V - Value each other
E - Eat together




Parents Summit


Empowering Children in Making Responsible Choices

This workshop focuses on how parents can empower children of the digital age in making responsible choices. We will learn the importance of reinforcing the parent-child relationship and developing a rooted Christianity. We’ll understand how to build a home for children to take refuge in times of outside threats that challenge their self-confidence. And lastly, together we’ll take on the challenge of how to direct children in making wise and healthy decisions.

The workshop will be led by Sister Eunice, a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth by vocation and a qualified parent-educator by profession. Sister earned her Ph.D. in Social Work from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., a certificate in Family Therapy from the Center for Family Learning in Rochelle, New York, and a certificate in Parent-Education from the Parenting Resource and Education Network, Fort Washington, PA.


VENUE


Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church in Irving, Texas will be hosting the year’s events, conveniently located near the Dallas Fort Worth international airport.

Address: 2323 Cheyenne St, Irving, TX 75062

Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church



CONTACTS



JC & Twinkle Cepe
Kids Coordinators
Couples For Christ Dallas/Fort Worth

Regional Youth Conference & LiveLoud Concert 2017

posted May 9, 2017, 11:31 PM by Joseph Cepe   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 9:27 AM ]



Dallas is proud to host this year’s South Central B (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma) Regional Youth Conference. The day will consist of empowering talks and friendly competitions. We'll be joining the Holy Family Of Nazareth community in celebrating mass in the afternoon. Capping the day will be a night of Praise with LIVELOUD concert.


SCHEDULE

Regional Youth Conference 7AM-5:30PM

·         7AM-8AM: Registration & Breakfast

·         8AM-10AM: Opening Sessions

·         10AM-12NN: Sports Competitions

·         12NN-1PM: Lunch

·         1PM-2PM: Sports Competitions

·         2PM-3:30PM: Creative Competitions

·         3:30PM-4:00PM: Adoration

·         4:00PM-5:00PM: Session 2

·         5:00PM-5:30PM: Mass Workshop / Prepare for Mass

Mass 5:30PM-6:30PM


LiveLoud Concert 7PM-10PM



REGISTRATION FEE

Regional Youth Conference

Registration is at $30 which covers the conference fee, meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), and LiveLoud Concert entrance.  Parent Volunteers and Coordinators are at $10 to cover MEALS ONLY.


Conference shirts are available for additional $10 ($12 for 2XL and $13 for 3XL shirt sizes). Reserve your sizes at https://goo.gl/forms/qMj0NVXwj6HTAAux1


LiveLoud Concert

Entrance Fee is $5 with kids up 0-10 years free of charge (SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY A GROWNUP).


RYC and Liveloud Parent's Consent & Release Form

All participating minors are required to submit a completed Parent's Consent & Release Form. Forms can be downloaded at https://sites.google.com/site/cfcdallasfortworth/RYC-and-Liveloud-Waiver-Form.pdf



COMPETITIONS

Creatives

·         Original Song

·         Band

·         Dance

·         Banner

·         Dance

·         Poetry Slam

·         Coordinators Got Talent

·         Most Valuable Photo

·         Shirt Design

Sports

·         Basketball

·         Volleyball

·         Dodgeball

·         Amazing Race



VENUE

Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church Parish Hall in Irving, Texas will be hosting the year’s events, conveniently located near the Dallas Fort Worth international airport.

Address: 2323 Cheyenne St, Irving, TX 75062


Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church



CONTACTS

Email: yfc@CouplesForChristDFW.org

Youth Coordinators: Jerico & Hienzel Robles

The Holy Rosary (Mike Serapio & Mark Drogin)

posted Mar 7, 2016, 8:24 AM by Joseph Cepe   [ updated Mar 7, 2016, 8:27 AM ]



KATH910AM Hosted by Dave Palmer guests Mark Drogin and Mike Serapio to talk about the importance of the Holy Rosary and invites everyone to attend the upcoming Rosary Rally in Holy Family of Nazareth in Irving,TX.

(Aired Saturday Mar 5, 2016 3:30pm)

Mike & Shay at KATH 910 AM Radio

posted Feb 29, 2016, 10:32 AM by Joseph Cepe




Mike & Shay Serapio, Couples For Christ Full-Time Mission Workers, guests at Guadalupe Radio Network hosted by Dave Palmer of KATH 910AM radio. Mike & Shay talks about Couples For Christ and its active involvement in the parish, particularly in Holy Family of Nazareth in Irving, Diocese of Dallas.

ANCOP Dinner Dance 2015

posted Dec 29, 2015, 7:40 PM by Joseph Cepe


By God's grace, this year's ANCOP Dinner-Dance fund raiser was a success! The event was held last Nov 14, 2015 at Roanoke Community Center. CFC members and guests in their luaus spent the night with an appetizing dinner and lots of dancing with. Three major prizes were raffled off that night as well with the first prize winner's ticket sold all the way from Illinois!




MISSION: FORT STOCKTON, TX

posted Oct 13, 2015, 8:46 PM by Sharlynne Serapio



THE CLP (ENGLISH AND HISPANIC), YOUTH CAMP AND KIDS CAMP
happened simultaneously last September 18-20, 2015. A team composed of 30 brethren (couples and youths) majority from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, together with PPC-Florida power couple Patricio and Essy Donoso served in the activities. The team is ever grateful for the generosity, hospitality and support of Fr. Serafin Avenido of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community of Fort Stockton, TX and his staff. 
The mission started Friday afternoon when the team travelling a long drive of 7 hours in 2 vans and 2 other cars. The rest of the team flew in to Midland Airport. The adventure to serve the Lord is indeed exciting. Meanwhile, Fr. Serafin started the weekend with a Holy Hour and Orientation to prepare the participants for the activities of the weekend. 

The Saturday morning started with Registration at 7:30 AM. The English CLP led by Tito and Helen Racho stayed in the Main Session Hall, while the Hispanic CLP led by Patricio and Essy Donoso, the Youth Camp led by Deejay Manglicmot and Fatima Regalado with Mission Worker Ronnie Gonzaga as overseer, and the Kids Camp facilitated by Nelson and Sandy Ricamata were conducted in the 3 separate classrooms in St. Agnes Parish. The morning was filled with inspiring sessions on the Basic Truths about Christianity. The discussion groups also provided the participants the avenue to share and exchange experiences. 

Everyone gathered in the dining hall for lunch and the discussion group leaders also were able to conduct one-on-one sessions during the lunch break. After lunch, the Second Module Sessions about the Authentic Christian Life truly inspired the participants to live out their faith. The discussion groups again allowed the participants to share their reflections on the sessions. After which, the discussion group leaders again conducted one-to-ones to prepare the participants for the pray over sessions.  

Meanwhile, the Youths were equally inspired with their own sessions on God’s Love, Who is Jesus Christ, and Repentance and Faith. They were able to encounter the Lord through their group discussions with their fellow youth. 
The kids also enjoyed their fun sessions on the same topics as their parents but given through songs, activities and film showing. They diligently practiced the praise songs that were taught to them. Truly God’s kingdom belongs to them. 

Dinner was served early, and the Session on the Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit was given and immediately followed by each of the participant being prayed over by their discussion group leaders. It was then followed by an empowering worship with a mix of English and Hispanic songs. 
The youth also prayed over their fellow youth and ended the sessions with a spirit-filled worship. They ended  the night with a bonfire which allowed them to surrender their struggles to the Lord. 
The group again gathered together for entertainment night with the kids and youths sharing their talents to their parents and glorifying the Lord through their performances. It was a fitting end for a long but spirit filled day. 
Sunday again started early with everyone back ready to hear the final module of the CLP and the final talks of the camps. This was followed by a special Holy Mass with Fr. Serafin introducing and congratulating the participating families and service team for the success of the weekend. 
After mass everyone gathered back to the session hall where, fifteen couples (11 English and 4 Hispanic), eight Handmaids of
the Lord, thirteen youths and twelve  kids were dedicated to the global community of Couples for Christ and its Family Ministries. Our new brothers and sisters and their families are very excited to start serving the Lord through CFC! The service team was empowered. May God be continuously  glorified through the success of this mission. --STS

ANCOP Walk DFW 2015

posted Sep 16, 2015, 10:53 AM by Joseph Cepe


Please walk with us to give needy children an education for a brighter future. The ANCOP Walk brings together hundreds of participants across the U.S.  and North America,  walking together to help the poor in the Philippines and third world countries.

Register online at http://www.AncopUSAWalk.org and follow 7 easy steps. Be sure to select Dallas for the Location Selection :

                                                                http://www.AncopUSAWalk.org

September Assembly

posted Sep 14, 2015, 8:18 AM by Joseph Cepe   [ updated Sep 14, 2015, 8:19 AM ]

Join us this Saturday at St Bart's from 1PM-4PM for our monthly assembly.

Regional Leaders visit Couples For Christ DFW

posted Aug 27, 2015, 1:21 PM by Mary Cepe   [ updated Aug 28, 2015, 2:33 PM by Joseph Cepe ]

Everything is BIG in Texas! Big hearts and big love for God that is for CFC Dallas/Forth Worth. This is the dedication of CFC DFW members that we (will) drive long to do our mission work reaching far areas such as , Brownwood, Austin, Fort Stockton, and Oklahoma. A big task as well is at hand as CFC DFW has been chosen to host next year's 2016 CFC Western North American Conference. With these "Texas-sized" responsibilities it was such a perfect time as God allowed us to meet our new Regional Leaders, Nonoy and Marivie Dalman.



Our new leaders were introduced by our outgoing Regional leaders, Raffy & Carl Estrera, who CFC DFW will surely miss and we pray that the Lord's work continue in them. They shared of being happy and sad at the same time. Happy in ways that they know CFC DFW is in good hands with our new Region Leaders. Sad as well as no parting is easy.

Tito Nonoy reminded us that in everything we do we should always seek the face of Jesus. We may be faced with conflicts in our mission, but we must not forget to find Jesus in these conflicts. He also reminded us on the importance of Households on how it is the most powerful group in our community. Also, that everything is founded in good relationships and in love. The works that we do can be said truly a success if at the end of it all, we as brothers and sisters in the community grow our love for each other and strengthen our personal relationships. Tita Marivie added and shared a line from her favorite song from Wizard of Oz, "When I think of home, there's Love overflowing..." With that said, I am proud to say that CFC Dallas-Fort Worth is my home and let us continue to witness the love we have for one another.

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