Joining CFM

CFM is a community of groups. Therefore we welcome any – already existing or newly formed – groups who wish to join CFM. 

There are five requirements from any group joining CFM Hungary.

• The group consists of couples living in sacramental marriage, who want to deepen their marriage and their faith. CFM exists within the Catholic Church, but one or two Protestant or mixed couples can join any group.

• Each group must have a responsible couple who keep contact with CFM and FIRES leaders. It is possible that after a period of time this responsibility is taken over by another couple. It is the responsible couple’s duty and responsibility to represent their group at the meetings of group leaders (twice a year), as well as to inform their group about any events planned by the CFM board.

• For each CFM group there must be a priest who knows the group and – even if he cannot be present at each meeting – helps families with his guidance and accompanies them with his prayers.

• Each couple commit themselves to making a FIRES Engaged Encounter or an Original Marriage Encounter within 1-1,5 years after joining CFM Hungary.

• CFM groups use the yearly CFM booklets as guidelines for sharing at meetings.

God created man and woman to  give meaning, life and love to the universe. He created marriage „to His image and likeness”, and God is not a circle. He is the spiraling foundation of Life and Love.
   The quest for happiness in marriage demands that you expand your vision and perspective beyond your marital relationship. You are challenged by today’s society to stop being a selfish and isolated married couple. And you are called by the Creator to depart from your conjugal and family love, and go towards the universal love.
You, as a married couple, have been born to become a loving spiral of love!           

 Gabriel Calvo
founder of Marriage Encounter
and the FIRES programmes