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

Reflections.   Extracts from Thoughts for the Day November 2019

Reflections. Extracts from Thoughts for the Day November 2019

November 20th.  At baptism the parents are reminded that they have the duty to pass on their faith to their children. Godparents stand at their side and often grandparents are the ones in families who take this responsibility too.  Many people have been martyred for...

How do you feel about death? Can you look death in the face?

How do you feel about death? Can you look death in the face?

How do you feel about your own death or that of a loved one, either a young person or an elderly one who may have had their length of days, plus some? Dying, death and bereavement have been on my mind, in my heart and prayers during this month of November.  Someone...

Would Modesty Blaise ever wear ripped jeans?

Would Modesty Blaise ever wear ripped jeans?

When I recently received an email from John Horvat of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) asking “Is it immodest to wear deliberately ripped jeans?” the name Modesty Blaise came to my mind.  Many older people may have been her fans.   She was a fictional character, a...

Reflections.    Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY November 2019.

Reflections. Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY November 2019.

REFLECTIONS.    The reflections this week from 11-16 November are from the book of Wisdom. The book belongs to a genre known as Wisdom literature, written mainly after the Babylonian exile as theological reflection on the history of the chosen people. The reflections...

THE CHAMPION WAY.

THE CHAMPION WAY.

There’s no doubt that winning the Rugby World Cup 2019 as decisively as South Africa did against England in Japan on Saturday 2 November by 32-12 made us into World Champions.   So Congratulations to Siya Kolisi, his bokke, their mentors and the 60+ million South...

Reflections.   Extracts from Thoughts for the Day November 2019

Reflections. Extracts from Thoughts for the Day November 2019

November 8th. The parish community was very sad when their old missionary priest died. Having come from Germany he had served them, inspired and helped them in many ways for more than 40 years.  At his Requiem Mass the catechists paid a tribute to him and his work for...

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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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