©2003 - 2019 by Families in Christ Jesus Community.

Families Bringing Families to Christ

Families in Christ Jesus Community Welcomes You

We believe that God created the family. That His model is that of a man and a woman united by God bringing forth life in their offsprings (Gen.1:28). We uphold His command for this union to be permanent and indissoluble mirroring the fidelity of Christ to His Church.
We believe that in the family the core message of Christ, love, is learned and experienced.
We affirm the Holy Father's words "the future of evangelization depends in great part on the church of the home" (FC.52.2.).
We believe that there is a concerted and deliberate attack on the family and the institution of marriage. Powerful forces have caused confusion breaking apart families leading to alcoholism, promiscuity, drug abuse and other social problems of epidemic proportions.
Aware of all these, we believe that only Christ Jesus and the power of His Cross can turn around this prevailing "Culture of Death" into a Civilization of Love and Life.
Therefore, we commit ourselves and all our resources to witness to individuals and to other families the Gospel. We witness to the indissolubility of the Sacrament of Marriage. We witness to the right and responsibility of parents to mold and educate their children into mature, whole, and God-centered individuals. We witness to the sacred duty of children to obey the Lord's command to honor and respect their parents as to the Lord.
We believe that through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in the power of the Cross, we will bring all families to Christ and to His Church.

Who We Are

About Families in Christ Jesus Community

FCJC is a Christian Community in fraternal (Allied/Federated) relationship with sister communities nationwide and around the world who are autonomous but are subject to the same By-Laws, Rules and Regulations. The ultimate goal of FCJC is to bring families to Christ.

FCJC is a Christian Community that is Catholic, Charismatic, Evangelistic and Family Life Oriented, whose main purposes are:

  • To fulfill the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ, by promoting His Gospel, by sharing, by propagating and living out the Word of God by any and all means, and in all places;

  • To establish more prayer group communities anywhere in the world as sister communities who will be in fraternal relationship (allied or federated) with one another, and who will develop loving and caring relationships as its priority;

  • To provide Christian formation, teachings, programs, seminars, symposia, retreats, recollections, and make Christian community life available to all, whether married, single individuals, young adults, the youth and young children;

  • To provide the means and the environment to strengthen and form families into Domestic Churches emphasizing the priesthood of the parents as found in Scripture and in the teachings of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church;

  • To develop and strengthen the relationship and service of FCJC members to their Pastors, Parishes and Church. To make available Catholic Christian Teachings, in coordination with the Magisterium, to the Catholic members, more particularly on the stand of the Roman Catholic Church regarding issues of faith and morals; and

  • To encourage among the Youths and Young Adults vocations into the Religious and Priestly life.

 

Membership is open to all Christian couples and individuals who subscribe to these purposes, objectives, and ideals of FCJC. Although it is a Catholic Christian Community, FCJC is open to membership by non-Catholic Christians. Non-Catholic members, though remaining faithful to their Church, should respect the principles and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on marriage, human sexuality, and the family.

Essential Elements Of Being A Member of FCJC

By the grace of GOD, I hereby commit to strive to:

 

  1. Adhere to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.
     

  2. Have a daily Personal Prayer and Scripture Reading Time.
     

  3. Receive the Holy Eucharist and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament as frequently as possible.
     

  4. Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least once every quarter.
     

  5. If married – Pray with my spouse daily.
     

  6. Keep holy the Lord’s Day as a family, by going to Mass together or planning some kind of spiritual activity.
     

  7. Have a weekly husband/wife meeting/dialogue, using a specific format, focusing on our relationship and responsibilities.
     

  8. Make available to GOD my TIME (priority attendance to General and Household Gatherings and other official FCJC activities).
     

  9. Make available to GOD my TALENTS (serving in the parish, in the community and in FCJC with my gifts).
     

  10. Make available to GOD my TREASURE (through tithing and voluntary contributions to my Parish and FCJC)

 
Vision & Mission

Families Bringing Families to Christ

We are a movement of Catholic Christian Communities who believe in the urgent need to respond to God’s call to proclaim and defend His Gospel on the family (Gen 1:28; Gen 2:24)

Couples or individuals who are being evangelized by FCJC members are invited at some point to what is called an LCS. The LCS is the entry point for membership in Families in Christ Jesus Community (FCJC), FCJC Singles (Single men or women ages 36 and above, widow, widower, husband or wife whose spouses are not ready to commit to FCJC),  FCJC Young Adults (single men or women ages 18-35). The FCJC Youth (teenagers ages 12-17) join through a youth camp and the FCJC Kids (children below age 12) automatically become members as their parents join FCJC. More importantly, the LCS-1 for many, becomes the entry point for a continuing life lived in the power of the Holy Spirit.

What is the Life in Christ Series (LCS)?

The LCS is an integrated course intended to lead the program participants into a renewed understanding of God's call to them as Christian families and individuals. It runs for a total of 9 separate sessions, usually held once a week. Most sessions consist of three basic ingredients: a teaching, a group discussion, and a time for fellowship.  Each session would normally last for about 2-1/2 hours.

What are the goals of the LCS?

The LCS has two basic purposes: evangelism and spiritual renewal.

 

To evangelize is to take the basic message of Christianity and to proclaim it anew so that those who hear it can make a renewed commitment to the Lord in a way which will allow them to receive a fuller experience of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

 

Spiritual renewal works in three ways:

  1. 1.For the individual, it brings a person into a stronger relationship with God by discovering and living more fully the power and gifts he or she received through the Holy Spirit.

 

  1. 2.For the family, it brings married couples and individual members of the family into a renewed commitment to Christian family life and it starts to build up a community of committed Christian families.
     

  2. 3.For the Church, it brings people who already have a clear identification with a particular parish to a fuller experience of life in the Spirit. It also strengthens and revitalizes community life in the parish itself.

What is the content of the LCS?

The LCS runs for a total of 10 consecutive sessions (usually held weekly), divided into an Orientation Session and then 2 modules of 4 and 5 sessions respectively. The topics of the 9 sessions are:

 

Module 1: The Basic Truth about Christianity

1. God's Love

2. Who is Jesus Christ.

3. What it means to be a Christian

4. Repentance and Faith

 

Module 2: The Authentic Christian Life

5. Life in the Holy Spirit

6. What are the Spiritual Gifts?

7.Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit
8.The Christian Family

9. Transformation in Christ and Dedication

 

The Household
FCJC'S Cell Support Structure

After the Life in Christ Series (LCS), the couples and individual participants are invited to join FCJC. When they do, they are assigned to a cell group called a Household. The household is a grouping of couples and/or individuals who meet regularly twice a month for personal sharing and for mutual support and encouragement in the Christian life. As such, the household is the basic unit in the pastoral structure of the FCJC family.

 

Since the household is the basic support structure for living out the Christian lives of the members, activities could also vary from time to time, reflecting the richness of the Christian life.

 

Thus, household meetings could be devoted to praying over or healing sessions, intercessory prayers, Lord's Day celebration, video viewing and discussion, socials (sports, outings, picnics, etc.) or any other activity that can contribute to Christian growth. The household meet also with other households in a Family Prayer Gathering once a month.

 
 
 
Contact Families in Christ Jesus Community

Families in Christ Jesus Community has a large family in North America. To contact FCJC in your local area, select and click on the location closest to you and fill out the contact form and someone from area will contact you soon.

Local Areas with FCJC

Asst. National Presiding Elder

Glenn & Gail Gamallo

National Presiding Elder

Mike & Cathy Sideco

California (Northern) - View Website

Area Presiding Elder

Bill & Marilou Tirona

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Rollie & Becky Dela Cruz

California (Southern)

Area Presiding Elder

Reggie & Amparito Gatuslao

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Patrick & Krish Urgino

Florida (Northern)

Area Presiding Elder

Rick & Mila Cunamay

Florida (Central)

Area Presiding Elder

Ruben & Emlyn Tobillo

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Jojo & Stella Beloso

Hawaii

Area Presiding Elder

Rick & Amy Fellner

Illinois

Area Presiding Elder

Boogie & Anna Olano

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Teddy & Mabel Martirez

Area Presiding Elder

Tony & Leila Castillo

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Jack & Tess Opinion

Nevada (Las Vegas) - View Website

Area Presiding Elder

Roy & Marie Camara

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Lino& Sharon Pelaez

Area Presiding Elder

Alex & Mechie Pingoy

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Alan & Josie Catuncan

Area Presiding Elder

Arch & Marlyn Tunnell

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Mark & Loretta Erickson

Area Coordirnators

Jeff & Lauren Sonza

Area Presiding Elder

Tonichi & Queenbee Fructuoso

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Ray & Sonia Carlos

Area Presiding Elder

Jonald & Gina Alejandro

Asst. Area Presiding Elder

Virgil & Nini Perez

Officers

Executive Director

Lito & Edith Urgino

National Treasurer

Bill & Marilou Tirona

National Auditor

Joe & Shirley Mayo

 

Washington

 
 
 
 
 

Northern Texas

New Jersey