ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY
Roman Catholic Church, Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HR.

Mission - Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth.

Couples for Christ started in this parish in January 2003 with 8 couples.

Members are divided into "Households" made up of approx 4-5 couples or 8-10 individuals. Each household meets twice monthly in one of the member's homes. (in rotation) and there is a general assembly of all members each month in the church hall.

COUPLES FOR CHRIST is a work of Christ which raises up Christian couples and establishes Christian families committed to the work of evangelisation and winning the world for Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

God has raised up Couples for Christ so that we in turn would rise up in defence of His work. We believe that the family is a creation of God and no one has any right to change it, its structure and its purpose. Couples for Christ is a creation of God distinctly called to bring families back to the plan of God. "Couples for Christ" is called to bring the Lord's strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world.

We believe that God is working powerfully in the world today, and is moving to accomplish His "plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth" (Eph 1:10). In this task, God calls upon Christian families to be light and leaven in the world.

As such, we as Couples for Christ are called to be families in the Holy Spirit renewing the face of the earth. As Christian families we are called to grow in holiness and discipleship, so that God can use us as evangelisers and missionaries in order that He might renew the world.

In this task, we are called to take up the very mission of Jesus in bringing glad tidings to the poor. We rise up in defence of the poor and the oppressed. We struggle for peace, justice and the integrity of creation. We work for total human liberation in order to establish the kingdom of God here on earth.

In submission to God's will, Couples for Christ commits itself to this mission. Couples for Christ will serve wherever God brings it to serve, trusting only in His guidance and His power.

For more information visit the official website by clicking either: Couples for Christ or Singles for Christ.