This is Who We Are

We are an evangelistic and missionary community committed to become families empowered by the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth.
Why Join MFC New York

Join us in a
Christian Life Seminar

The Christian life is intended to be a continuing process of spiritual growth. God’s call is to holiness and perfection. In MFC, we provide an environment where one can be fully supported in living out God’s call. As such, MFC provides continuing formation to members, including many teaching courses.

The Christian Life Seminar is the entry point of a couple or individual to the Missionary Families of Christ. It is in this event where participants will probably experience Jesus Christ for the first time.

About MFC New York

Our History

The emergence and the start of the growth of Couples for Christ in New York began when a mission team from CFC New Jersey held the first Christian Life Program at St. Aloysius Church in Brooklyn in September, 1995. The mission team was composed of top leaders from CFC New Jersey who served as CLP team. The program was completed in December of 1995 and one couple (Pepe and Lala Ruffy), one handmaid (Diding Dojillo), one servant (Jun Flores) and two singles (Mimi Dojillo and Marikit Ruffy) were dedicated as the first members of Couples for Christ in New York.

In 1998, the first CLP in Long Island, headed and supported by top leaders from CFC New Jersey, was held at the house of Efren and Nimfa London. Three Couples (Efren and Nimfa London, Manny and Jovette Sabenicio, and Ian and Aying Inquijmboy) and one handmaid (Eva Cohen) were dedicated as CFC members. They formed the first household of Long Island with Ramon and Nome Mescallado as the household leaders.

Today, we are present in all the 5 boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn & Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk), Westchester, Albany and in other cities of the state of New York.

Our Vision and Mission

Holiness... Service... Mission.

We are an evangelistic and missionary community committed to become families empowered by the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth.

We strive to be God’s holy warriors, as we commit to renew the temporal order through our work in defending faith, family and life.

We are a servant to the Church, working to renew her children through every generation and throughout the world, until the Lord returns once again.

Our Core Values

Who we are...
What we are called to do.

These provide parameters and constant guideposts in the pursuit of our life and mission.

1. Centered on Christ.​
2. Evangelistic and missionary.
3. Focused on the family.
4. Being community.
5. Living a preferential option for the poor.
6. Exercising servant leadership.
7. Being a servant to the Church.

We in MFC are an integral part of the Catholic Church. We are in active submission to our bishops and to the Pope. Our life, formation and service will conform to Catholic values and ideals. We will strive to be a prophetic voice as we serve our Church. We look to Mary, the mother of the Church, as our inspiration, model and help.

Our Covenant

Trusting in the...
Lord's help and guidance:

1. I shall live as a follower of Christ.
- Pray and read the Bible daily.
- Strive for holiness and Christian perfection.
2. I dedicate myself to the task of building a strong family for Christ.
- Invest myself in time and effort for home and family.
- Live out and defend the culture of life.
3. I shall be a committed and active member of Missionary Families of Christ.
- Faithfully attend meetings and participate in community events.
- Give generously of my time and finances for the furtherance of our mission.
- Undergo all formation courses.
4. I shall be a witness to the world of God’s love.
- Actively evangelize and do mission.
- Love and serve my parish.
- Love and care for the poor.

May the Lord Jesus Christ, with the intercession of our blessed Mother Mary, help me to faithfully live this covenant, for His greater honor and glory and for the good of my brothers and sisters.

Who are the People Behind MFC New York

Meet Our Servant Leaders


Ron & Jessica Acosta

Area Servants

Ernie & Dina Gimeno

Chapter Servants, Couples


Area Sections Cordinators

Dolores Paual 

Chapter Servant, Handmaids

Dcn. Peter & Maricor Genares

LCSC Coordinators

Ferdie & Eva Ordiz

PFO Coordinators