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

Amadeus, Blankets and World Youth Day 2019

We, South Africans are good at this ama- thing.   We have amabokoboko – the national rugby team and amakrokokroko – the Paralympic team and amakwerekwere – a term for foreigners, and no doubt more amas It was only on 27th January, during the 263rd birthday of Mozart...


Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY  January 31.  William was a great fan of St John Bosco. He told his kids, “There are many saints who were priests and religious but there are also some saints that are recognised more as family people or concerned about family issues...

Question for youth, “FOR WHOM AM I?”

All the different vocations come together in the one universal call to holiness, which finds its inexhaustible source in the Father, who through his Spirit sends us Jesus, “the holy one of God” (Mk 1:24), who came among us to make us holy through friendship with Him,...


FAMILY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY are built around one of the Scripture Readings of the Day, using the SEE-JUDGE-ACT approach with a life-centred reflection and quotation from Pope Francis. January 23. Mrs Taylor shared with other families of some WYD young people.  “We’ve...

Precious Little

“Lord, May everything we do begin with your inspiration, continue with your help and reach perfection under your guidance.”   This short prayer was given to me by a dear old man who has made 100s of copies and distributed them to families, in particular young married...

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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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