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Celebrating Family Week: Eat, Play, Pray

Couples for Christ is one with the Filipino nation in celebrating Family Week. According to Presidential Proclamation No. 60, the last week of September is the Family Week while the fourth Sunday of the same month is Family Thanksgiving Day as stated in Presidential Proclamation No. 847. There is also a separate agreement between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Committee for Filipino Families (NCFF) to declare the fourth Monday of September as Filipino Family Day, inspired by Lucky Me's Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga advocacy and their annual FaMEALy Day.


One of CFC's activities for the Family Week is the Family Dinner which is set tonight (September 27). The inspiration came from Berni Dymet who said that there are three basic things we must do to stop our family from falling apart: eat, play, and pray. :) 

The mechanics is simple. You just have to eat together, affirm one another, and pray with and for each other. Read the full mechanics here.

I believe though that any day can be family day. No need for presidential proclamations and memorandum of agreement just so we could spend time with the first people who loved and supported us. We just have to make time for them. After all, they (our family, especially our parents) have never complained about giving their everything for us. :)

Happy Family Week! :)

By the way, the above photo was taken sometime this year during one of those days when we ate, prayed, played, and laughed out loud together! ♥

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