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

“Thy will be done.”

“Thy will be done.”

These words from the mouth of a young innocent girl asked by God to perform a monumental task echo throughout history.  After first asking, how, “How is it to be done for me to become the mother of the Son of God” her commitment to the task has echoed throughout...

Reflections.   Extracts from Daily Thoughts March 2020

Reflections. Extracts from Daily Thoughts March 2020

March 25. Annunciation.  Pearl shared her insights with the others on the feast of the Annunciation. “Mary, a young girl and betrothed to be married, had her life completely turned upside down by the invitation she received through the angel Gabriel to be the mother...

Saving our Lives, saving our Faith

Saving our Lives, saving our Faith

It is recognized everywhere that there is a very serious dilemma brought about by the corona-virus which has now also taken root in SA with the latest figures showing 85 infections.  Most of them are cases where those affected have travelled abroad but a number are...

REFLECTIONS.  Extracts from Daily Thoughts March

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from Daily Thoughts March

March 19.  St Joseph was a honourable man and Joe, himself an honourable young married man, shared his thoughts in his men's group.  “Not being married to Mary when she was found to be pregnant by right he could have left her. She could even have been severely...

Family Rights, Women’s Rights and the Right to Life

Family Rights, Women’s Rights and the Right to Life

We have just commemorated International Women’s Day.  It is hard to imagine that the movement for women’s rights that led to the annual day is only just over 100 years old and began with (more or less peaceful) demonstrations about women’s right to the vote.   Before...

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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