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

How would you feel about potentially “Eating our Wildlife?”

How would you feel about potentially “Eating our Wildlife?”

Right now, I think many of us are getting whatsapps or facebook requests to protest one or other cause? Dealing with rights, rules and behaviour do affect us and we may feel more or less passionate about these issues. Is it #womenslivesmatter,  #blacklives matter, ...

REFLECTIONS:  Extracts from July 2020 Daily Thoughts

REFLECTIONS: Extracts from July 2020 Daily Thoughts

July Overview: At the opposite extremes of family life are youth and old age.  Youth was our theme for June; grandparents is for July.  In a forest the eldest tree, in an animal troupe the oldest and wisest members, are respected and guarded by their offspring and the...

Family, Virus, Fears and Death

Family, Virus, Fears and Death

Family, Virus, Fears and Death.    Very often at the beginning of Mass the priest will say, “This Mass is being offered for the repose of the soul of XYZ.”  Do we understand what that actually means?  During the Eucharistic Prayer the name of the person is mentioned...

REFLECTIONS. extracts from Daily Thoughts June 2020

REFLECTIONS. extracts from Daily Thoughts June 2020

June 24. Birth of John the Baptist “JB is one of favourite saints,” Alan said, “He was a specially chosen person but he also made the choice himself to do what he believed he was called to do.  Why are so many of our young people so wishy-washy with little sense of...

Is Equality a Pipe Dream? Difference Matters

Is Equality a Pipe Dream? Difference Matters

I want to share some thoughts for this week and include the vision of the book Biblical Spirituality by Fr Albert Nolan 0P.  Vive la difference!  Isn’t that what the French have been saying for ages, but particularly a celebration of the differences between men and...

Reflections. Extracts from DAILY THOUGHTS  June 2020

Reflections. Extracts from DAILY THOUGHTS June 2020

June 18.     “This is becoming one of my pet hates,” Georgina declared, “empty phrases, words that have lost their meaning, when we preach or pray.   We seem to just babble on.  I think we’ve fallen into the same trap that Jesus warned us about.   It does worry me but...

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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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