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.
Coronavirus and Easter
Holy Mass and the Easter Tridium Celebrations have been cancelled in most parishes. Here are some ideas on how to make up at home.
Recent Newsletter Articles
If 80% of South Africans are Christians how important is Christianity in our lives today?
September 24. Heritage Day SA. The minister posted a reflective thought for the day. “This is the first public holiday this year that we, as a country, are able to celebrate relatively free from the hardships of many months of different levels of lockdown. ...
The Season of Creation and the Season of Covid should not be isolated from one another. “Everything is connected.”
The theme for the month “Our World of Families” is unpacked in Daily Thoughts .
How have we South Africans spent most of our time in these last months of full or partial lockdown? Have we read books and the Bible? Have we watched TV news, movies, series? Have we taken courses, learned new skills, written a book, listened to audio books,...
September 10. Adam wrote to the group, “I‘ve been wondering what is behind some of the statements of Jesus in the beatitudes like ‘Love your enemies and do good, and lend expecting nothing in return. Be merciful even as your Father is merciful.’ Luke 6:...
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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