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The Christian Family Movement strives to equip families to intentionally address the concerns facing families in modern society, to help them discover ways to grow in holiness themselves and as families, and, ultimately, to bring the light of Christ into their environments.

Through the Jocist Method of social inquiry (observe, judge, act) pioneered by Servant of God Cardinal Joseph Cardijn, CFM members are empowered to transform their good intentions into actions.

St. Raphael “families” (singles, couples, all members) gather monthly, October through May,  at our parish or in homes to support one another and form relationships: to become a “family of families”!  Through scripture readings, reflections, and discussions we strive to participate in our parish mission: “As friends and followers of Jesus, we are devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church.”

For more information and to join, contact Dcn. Mark Leafgren at