“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation” (Mark 16: 15). “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28: 19).
Anointing Fire Catholic Ministries (AFCM) is a charismatic missionary movement that earns for the salvation of the least and last soul on earth adapting the spirit of above verses.
Today, AFCM operates across the globe under the spiritual leadership and guidance of Preachers of Divine Mercy (PDM) fathers and in spiritual partnership with the Abhishekagni Sisters of Jesus and Mary (ASJM).
Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil is the Global Director of AFCM. He is the founder of Preachers of Divine Mercy (PDM), Abhishekagni Sisters of Jesus and Mary (ASJM) and AFCM Communities around the world.
We are motivated by the faith and apostolic zeal of St. Peter and St. Paul and the martyrdom of St. Thomas our father of faith.
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation. (Mark 16:15), Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28: 19, 20). God "desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" that is, of Christ Jesus. Christ must be proclaimed to all nations and individuals, so that this revelation may reach to the ends of the earth (CCC the transmission of divine revelation 2/74).
The Life of Christ and His Words are our prime model and inspiration. The life of His disciples and their teachings are our secondary source of inspiration. Apostles prayed under the leadership of our blessed mother are the role model of AFCM praying community. The early Christian community led by Holy Spirit is our guiding light for AFCM community life.
Our MotivationWe are motivated by the faith and apostolic zeal of St. Peter and St. Paul and the martyrdom of St. Thomas our father of faith.
Our Motto: "For Christ and for the Church" During the time of Gideon when the people of God fought against the enemies their slogan was “For the Lord and for Gideon!” (Judges 7: 18) i.e. For the Lord and His leadership. In the context of the new Israel, it is “For Christ and for the Church”. And the reply is help is from God (2 Maccabees 8:23b).
St. Dominic (Feast Day 08 August) He strengthened the Church which was battling schisms and heresy by preaching the Word of God and praying the Rosary and making people recite the Rosary. St. Dominic is our model as a defender of Catholic faith and the church.
St. Benedict (Feast Day 11 July) St. Benedict is our great example of prayer, penance, expiation, deliverance and missionary life.
St. John of the Cross (Feast Day 14 December) He is specially chosen by God for the renewal of Holy Catholic church. He is a true model of obedience, expiation, prayer and love of God.
St. Theresa of Avila (Feast Day 15 October) At a period of crisis in the Church, she dedicated her life for the renewal of the church. She stood strong against severe crisis and misconceptions in the Church and died accomplishing the will of God.
St. Francis of Assissi (Feast Day 04 October) He is a Saint who lived and died, filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and enveloped with the Love of Christ. He is a model of obedience and humility, a Saint who completely abided by the word and rebuilt the Church.
St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara (Feast Day 03 January) Saint from Syro Malabar Church who stood firmly for the renewal of the church.
St. George (Feast Day 23 April) A great saint among oriental churches and in Syro Malabar rite second to St. Thomas, our father of faith.
Is this a parallel Church system? Is it based on the ecclesial foundations of the teachings of Catholic Church?
Answer. This is not a parallel church system; this is a community of AFCM missionaries united by inspiration of the Holy Spirit to love and strengthen the Catholic Church and all Christian faithful.
The Christian faithful are those who, since they have been incorporated in Christ through Baptism, have been constituted as the people of God; for this reason, since they have become sharers in Christ's priestly, prophetic, and royal office in their own manner, they are called to exercise the mission which God has entrusted to the Church to fulfil in the world, in accord with the condition proper to each one (CCC 871).
In virtue of their rebirth in Christ there exists among all the Christian faithful a true equality with regard to dignity and the activity whereby all cooperate in the building up of the Body of Christ in accord with each one's own condition and function (CCC 872).
Since, like all the faithful, lay Christians are entrusted by God with the apostolate by virtue of their Baptism and Confirmation, they have the right and duty, individually or grouped in associations, to work so that the divine message of salvation may be known and accepted by all men throughout the earth (CCC 900).
It is the duty of the laity to spread make known and accept the message of Salvation to people throughout the world (Vatican Council 2 Decree of the Apostolate of the Laity Ch1:3).
By nature, the call of a Christian is to Evangelize. In a living body there is no parts that are inactive, but all take part in its growth and life (Ephesians 4:16). The organic union in this body and the structure of the members are so compact that the member who fails to make his/her proper contribution to the development of the Church must be said to be useful neither to the Church nor to himself. In the Church there is a diversity of ministry but a oneness of mission. Christ conferred on the Apostles and their successors 12 the duty of teaching, sanctifying, and ruling in His name and power. But the laity likewise share in the priestly, prophetic, and royal office of Christ and therefore have their own share in the mission of the whole people of God in the Church and in the world. They exercise the apostolate in fact by their activity directed to the evangelization and sanctification of men and to the penetrating and perfecting of the temporal order through the spirit of the Gospel. In this way, their temporal activity openly bears witness to Christ and promotes the salvation of men. Since the laity, in accordance with their state of life, live in the midst of the world and its concerns, they are called by God to exercise their apostolate in the world like leaven, with the ardor of the spirit of Christ (Vatican Council 2 Decree of the Apostolate of the Laity Ch1:2).
They should not limit their cooperation to the parochial or diocesan boundaries but strive to extend it to interparochial, interdiocesan, national, and international fields (Vatican Council 2 Decree of the Apostolate of the Laity Ch. 3:10).
For in the Church there are many apostolic undertakings which are established by the free choice of the laity and regulated by their prudent judgment. The mission of the Church can be better accomplished in certain circumstances by undertakings of this kind, and therefore they are frequently praised or recommended by the hierarchy. No project, however, may claim the name "Catholic" unless it has obtained the consent of the lawful Church authority (Vatican Council 2 Decree of the Apostolate of the Laity Ch. 5:24).
Finally, the hierarchy entrusts to the laity certain functions which are more closely connected with pastoral duties, such as the teaching of Christian doctrine, certain liturgical actions, and the care of souls. By virtue of this mission, the laity are fully subject to higher ecclesiastical control in the performance of this work (Vatican Council 2 Decree of the Apostolate of the Laity Ch. 5:24).
PDM Superior General (President of the confederation of PDM) will be the AFCM Global Director. He also has to the power to appoint any PDM priest as the AFCM Global Director. AFCM Global Director has the authority to intervene in any AFCM Community affairs, under any circumstances. The decisions taken by AFCM Global Director shall be final. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil PDM is the Founder Director of AFCM. Fr. Soji Olikkal, Fr. Binoy Karimaruthinkal PDM, Fr. Reny Pullukalayil are serving as co-founders.
AFCM International Co- Ordinator
AFCM International Co-Ordinator is appointed by Superior General of PDM (President of the confederation of PDM) in consultation with AFCM Global Director. National Co-Ordinators and global core team may propose two or three candidates and PDM Superior General appoints the new international Co-Ordinator.
National Co- Ordinator
After discussion with National core team, AFCM Global Director may appoint National Co-Ordinator in consultation with Global core team to help and support AFCM community leaders in their duties and responsibilities.
Bishop Mar Jacob Manathodath who is the patron of Preachers of Divine Mercy is also the common patron - Founder Patron of Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry. AFCM communities in different diocese may approach their respective bishop to be their patron.
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