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Love in Action (LIA) is the charitable arm of the CFCA community in response to Jesus’ call to “bring glad tidings to the poor”. CFCA has always had a Work with the Poor Ministry as one of its pillars. The establishment of Love in Action is one expression of how CFCA lives out its mission of bringing glad tidings to the poor. In 2021, Love in Action attained deductible gift recipient (DGR) status in Australia.


If you would like to know more about Love in Action including how to get involved, please feel free to contact Love in Action SA Coordinators: Christian and Anna Collantes.

National Project for 2022

Every year, the LIA runs a national project to raise funds for a beneficiary proposed by the National LIA Core Group and approved by the CFCA National Council. For 2022, the funds we raise will go to the Missionaries of God’s Love (MGL) for the benefit of the following initiatives:

  • MGL Manila Mission – to provide relief to poor families in the form of:

    • feeding programs through their community pantries

    • providing school supplies for their scholars

  • MGL Australia – various  opportunities, such as:

    • Sponsoring a seminarian

    • Immersion opportunities for CFCA members at MGL mission centres in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin

MGL ( is a fairly new Catholic congregation established in Canberra by Fr Ken Barker in 1986. MGL is “dedicated to bringing the Good News of God’s love to those who do not yet know His love.” They are “especially focused on young people and the poor.” The MGL community understands that their “commitment to contemplative prayer, adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and charismatic worship, were meant to empower them to bring God’s love to others, especially to the alienated and marginalised in society.”

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