Life Starts Here Ministries IS:
- a Roman Catholic Ministry that exists to serve the Church
- a 501(c)3 Non-Profit with Tax Exempt Status
- a team of members who reside in Phoenix, Arizona
- financially supported by the proceeds from Freedom With Style merchandise sales, Discipleship Course fees, and the generosity of our followers and ministry partners.
Life Starts Here Ministries is NOT:
- affiliated with any particular diocese or parish
- an independent Christian church
- run by a single individual
- a for-profit company
- only for Catholics
In 2019, Fr. Frankie Cicero began running a weekly discipleship course at his parish in Mesa, Arizona. He was tired of seeing Christians not knowing who they were, just going through the motions of their faith without joy or conviction, living in slavery to the world and to their past. These courses were richly successful and attracted people not just from his parish, but from all over the Phoenix valley. A team of mission-minded individuals organically formed around this ministry; they saw the Holy Spirit at work and were eager to be apart of it.
These courses lasted 5 to 6 weeks and culminated with a day of retreat. Under the promptings of the Holy Spirit, Fr. Frankie collaborated with a Christian company, Subsplash, to create an app for these participants to continue being formed and nourished in the Christian life long after the conclusion of these courses. We know this was the prompting of the Holy Spirit because nobody knew the COVID-19 pandemic was right around the corner. When everything shut down, we were equipped to livestream weekly discipleship courses and provide spiritual tools and nourishment for our local parish. The Holy Spirit then utilized this platform to reach tens of thousands of individuals worldwide. While many ministries and churches were severely hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic, we not only grew, but flourished.
We formally became a non-profit on All Saints Day, November 1, 2020. Our mission is to preach the gospel and help the children of God to live a life fully alive, in deep communion with God.
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Profession of Faith
Every one of our team members professes the Catholic Faith:
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.