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

Restorative Justice, a way to go?

Restorative Justice, a way to go?

In South Africa we keep hearing the reporting of the various commissions and noting the billions of Rands that have been looted from the people of this country through State Capture and other forms of fraud.  Many of us are thinking and, in different ways, are saying...

REFLECTIONS, extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY OCTOBER 2019

REFLECTIONS, extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY OCTOBER 2019

It is a known fact that abuse and neglect of the elderly is not uncommon.   Even in their own homes, or living with children and grandchildren or in institutions they are not as well cared for and protected as they should be. Not long ago a horrific case of elderly...

What does the Extraordinary Mission Month say to Families?

What does the Extraordinary Mission Month say to Families?

What does the Extraordinary Mission Month say to families?   Having participated in some of the phases of the recent Johannesburg Archdiocesan Synod  I do have some insights into the outcomes although the full final report is yet to follow.  As a team we worked on the...

REFLECTIONS – Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY OCTOBER 2019

REFLECTIONS – Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY OCTOBER 2019

October 10th .  As they were waiting for the evangelisation meeting to start the women would gather outside for a bit of gossip.   “I shouldn’t say this, but……..”   “Why does Paulina always look so glamorous? Where does she get the money from if she just works as a...

There is no doubt, Hospital sucks!

There is no doubt, Hospital sucks!

Hospital sucks no matter how hard they try to make it a life-enhancing experience. Of course the whole point of being in hospital is because life is not exactly perfect right now, even in a well-appointed, well-managed institution like a private hospital, The...

  REFLECTIONS. Extracts THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY OCTOBER,  EXTRAORDINARY MISSION MONTH  .      October 4th.   St Francis.  End of season of Creation from September 1 to October 4. The families that belonged to their faith sharing group came together for this special day....

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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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