Marfam Marriage and Family Life Renewal Ministry

Considering that everyone belongs to a family and that 99+% of the Church consists of laity living in family relationships of various kinds in the world and in line with the SACBC Pastoral Plan, of Community Serving Humanity as well as the model of the family as the domestic church and the Church as the Family of God it is our mission:

  • To invite a greater awareness of the needs of the family as the domestic church.
  • To source and provide suitable resource material for family strengthening, enrichment and promotion of the spirituality of marriage and family relationships and daily life.
  • To develop and distribute resources for family catechesis.

Recent Newsletter Articles

What is the big issue with Marthas and Marys?

“You’re definitely a Martha,” I was told once again.  “You’re always busy with something. You’re a workaholic!” Is that what Jesus would have called Martha 2000 years ago, a workaholic?  Or a carer, maybe a perfectionist even, but not just someone busy for the sake of...


BLESSING AND PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS (at a special Mass or service) Grandchildren's prayer: Lord, today we bring to you in prayer our grandparents. They may be here with us now, or may already have died and are now at peace. As parents, they gave life and cared for...

Xploring Environmental History – an Intergenerational Adventure.

On July 11, Archbishop Bernadito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, gave the keynote address at a side event, ‘Youth Aspirations and Climate Urgency,’  organized by the Don Bosco Green Alliance and co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of...


BLESSING AND PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS (at a special Mass or service) Grandparents' prayer Heavenly Father, I give you praise and thanks for the great gift of life you have given to me. With wonder and awe I acknowledge that through my life you granted life to my...

OH, TO BE A GRANNY! (or grandad)

OH TO BE A GRANNY!  (or grandad) !    You've possibly heard those words or maybe thought those words?  Expressed in different tones of voice, possibly with very different emotions behind them.   Take a moment to remember your own granny and what she would have had to...

Reflections and a Grandparent Blessing and Prayer

A GRANDPARENTS BLESSING AND PRAYER. Lord, today we bring to you in prayer our grandparents.  They may be here with us now, or may already have died and are now at peace. As parents, they gave life and nurtured the life of our own parents. We thank you for them and for...

How You Can Get Involved

Marfam Thought of the Day

Short Faith and Life Thoughts around family issues and the theme of the month are provided each day for reflection, sharing, discussion and prayer. Using the well-known SEE-JUDGE-ACT approach, a short life situation introduces an extract from one of the daily scripture readings followed by a quotation from writings of Pope Francis or similar.

Marfam Weekly Newsletter

Our newsletter blog section aims to offer food for thought on a relevant current issue from a family perspective.

Some extracts from Thoughts of the Day, relevant Reads and Events and Current Resources are provided for information and use.

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