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


June 19th.  Brother George could see the needs of the young people in the parish.  He also recognised the importance of their families as a source of support. So he arranged a rather unusual retreat or prayer day for young people and parent figures, sometimes they...

Fathers and Youth. How do they feel?

Fathers and Youth. How do they feel? Many years ago I asked a primary school class of children to draw pictures of fathers.     This one has always been one of my favourites.  It says a lot about the child, the father and God. In an ideal situation.  But is that the...

Reflections, extracts THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY for Youth and Family June

June 13th. St Anthony.   Clarence commented, “Apart from being good at finding things that are lost I heard that St Anthony was a very good preacher.  It probably needs a good preacher to persuade brothers, or sisters, to work out their differences.  We know that...

There’s a new world somewhere, they call the promised land..

The title of this song by the New Seekers seems particularly appropriate for this week;  Christian Unity Week of Prayer, Preparation for Pentecost and World Environment Day. The song speaks of a better world somewhere out there, and it continues, “and I’ll be there...

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from Family and Youth Thoughts for the Day June.

June THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY are built on the theme YOUTH MATTER.  Pope Francis quotations are from his letter after the Synod for Youth Christus Vivit.  June 7th . How do you test someone’s love?   The boys tended to think that a girl should be willing to sleep with...

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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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