MANILA, June 15, 2015— One of the biggest Catholic lay groups is becoming the “seedbed” of priestly and religious vocations in the country, Catholic priests said.
Fr. Ruper Solis, SVD, said Couples for Christ (CFC) continues to stand out as a source of hope for the Church, raising the morale among the faithful as whole, especially the youth.
“The CFC is the seedbed of vocations,” Solis said in his homily during a Mass before the “Liveloud” concert held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on Friday.
“Because of CFC, many young people were inspired to enter the seminary,” he said.
After the Mass, around a dozen SVD major seminarians—all former members of the CFC – Youth for Christ, were presented to thousands of people gathered at the venue.
“The CFC has become an instrument for promoting vocations,” said Solis, drawing loud cheers and applause from the crowd.
Another SVD priest Fr. Jonathan Letada, also called on CFC to continue and strengthen its missionary work to inspire more young people.
“Thank you, CFC, for taking care of the youth,” Letada said.
CFC’s Family Ministries, particularly, CFC – Singles for Christ and CFC – Youth for Christ include vocation discernment in its formation, so that young people in CFC grow up being open to God’s calling.
Around 11,000 people, mostly youth, gathered at the concert to sing songs of praise, organized by CFC-Youth for Christ. (Roy Lagarde/CBCPNews)