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
As someone who has done some teaching in my day in different settings, more informal than formal, there are some ideas bouncing around in my head about current educational issues, but from a family perspective in line with our May theme. Concern one. IOL report:...
May 23rd When his daughter started bringing black friends home from school Jonathan realised he had to examine his views quite seriously. “It’s Ok for little kids to play together” he thought but when white teenagers start mixing with blacks it is more serious. He...
I don’t believe any of the political parties has said anything meaningful about the important role of families as socialising agents and, from a Church perspective, evangelising agents. Many of the social ills that need remedying can be seen to have a family...
May 15th. International Day of Families, theme: families and climate action. For years Granny Gloria had been an activist about some issue that concerned her. Politics, race, religion had to do with justice and rights. People should have the right to be free in their...
“Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love.” Will Election Day 8 May be a Pentecost experience like 1994 was? An experience where many feelings of anxiety, fear, anger and hope ended in a warm fuzzy kind of...
May 8th. Election Day SA. In the run-up to our May 8 election all the political parties are promising the earth. But what will they deliver? Our bishops have written a Pastoral Letter to us which families too should discuss at home, especially with first time...
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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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