ABC Study Days on Amoris Laetitia -- "The Good News for Family"
Jimmy presented Family Ministries in CFC-Thailand on the second day of the FABC Meeting. The Thai delegation led by Bishop Siripong presented Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia to the assembly of two bishops, 11 priests, a nun. and five lay leaders from nine countries of Asia -- Hongkong, India, Japan, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Meeting was held at the Camillian Pastoral Center in Lardkabang, Bangkok, on 8-12 October 2018.
CFC leaders to represent Thailand in FABC Conference on Family in 2016
Fr. Joseph Chalerm Kitmongkol, secretary-general of the CBCT Commission on the Lay Apostolate, announced on Monday, 21 December 2015, that retired Ambassador Precha and Sirikul Pitisant, CFC-Thailand national council elders, will be a part of the six-person official delegation of Thailand to the FABC Conference on the Family to be held at the Salesian Retreat Center in Hua Hin on May 16th-20th, 2016.
The Conference is co-sponsored by the FABC Office of Clergy, under Bishop Vianney Fernando (bishop of Kandy, Sri Lanka), and the FABC Office of Laity and Family, under Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario (archbishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh). The Theme of the Conference is “SHEPHERDING FAMILIES IN ASIA – Contemporary Challenges and Responses for Bishops, Priests and Lay leaders” in direct relation to the Extraordinary Synod and the Synod on the Family held at the Vatican in October 2014 and October 2015, respectively.
The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) has invited 15 Asian countries, each to be represented by the bishop in-charge of the country’s Family Apostolate, a priest and two lay couples for a total of 60 delegates to the Conference.
The Thai delegation is composed of Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri, chairman of the CBCT Commission on the Lay Apostolate covering the Laity, Family and Youth Desks, Fr. Chalerm, Amb. Precha/Sirikul Pitisant of CFC, and Pornpisut/Watana Sangkarat of Sor-Cho-Kor (Family Renewal national movement).
As hosts, Fr. Chalerm has requested the FABC Secretariat for more Thai “Observers” in the Conference and has submitted the names of Fr. John Tamayo, SDB, national spiritual director of CFC, Thaworn Wongsavirateppibal and Chanvit Taratipyakul of Focolare, and Noppadol/Elma Muangkrut of the Christian Family Movement (CFM).
Vatican establishes the new Chiang Rai Diocese
CBCT President Francis Xavier Cardinal Kriengsak Kovitvanit, Archbishop of Bangkok, announced yesterday that Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Joseph Wuthilert, vicar-general of the Bangkok archdiocese, as the first bishop of the newly-created Diocese of Chiang Rai (formerly a part of the Diocese of Chiangmai). The Vatican announcement was received by Cardinal Kriengsak through the Apostolic Nuncio. Bishop-designate Joseph Wuthilert also served for many years before as diocese vicar-general and pastor of the Sacred Heart cathedral in Chiangmai. CFC-Thailand congratulates Bishop-designate Joseph Wuthilert in his promotion. He has been very supportive of our small CFC-Chiangmai group over the years. CFC is present and active in Chiang Rai since October 2017
Letter of Certification of the Catholic Commission for Laity under the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Thailand concerning the work of Couples for Christ in the Catholic church of Thailand
This is to certify that the Private Association of Lay Faithful by the name of "Couples for Christ" is now present and working in the Catholic Church in Thailand. The movement is staffed by men and women committed to the Catholic Church's apostate of promoting spiritual life within families. With this official document I assure that the very existence and works of this movement are genuinely beneficial to Christian Family Life in the Catholic Church in Thailand. Given on May 24, 2016 by Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri, Chairman of the Catholic Commission for Laity, Catholic Bishops' Conference of Thailand (See letter from Bishop Siripong)
Archbishop Francis Xavier meets with CFC Thailand Leaders
Archbishop of Bangkok Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovitvanit received a courtesy call from the elders of CFC Thailand at his residence near the Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok on Friday, 31 August 2013. Father John Tamayo, National Spiritual Director, CFC Thailand led the CFC delegation comprising Prakan/Praisri Oudomugsorn, Arom/ Supatra Poolpokol, Jimmy Lozare, Arnold/Letty Itao, EDante and Arturo Roa. The CFC delegation expressed its gratitude to the Archbishop of Bangkok for his continued strong support to CFC Thailand and its family-based ministry and briefed him of the evangelization work of CFC in Bangkok as well as in upcountry areas. The Archbishop said he recognized the importance of family movements like CFC to support the work of building parish-based communities and thanked CFC for its excellent service to the Church.
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