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 September 2019

Reflections, Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY September 2019

September 26th.  A surprising outcome of the recent Heritage Day celebration in the community was the greater spirit of unity which also led to a desire to address some of their pressing issues in a positive and creative way.  The youth still wanted to toyi-toyi and...

“Children should be seen and not hurt.”

“Children should be seen and not hurt.”

Is that statement the golden rule when it comes to society’s attitude towards children today?   There was a time when it was “children should be seen and not heard.,” This statement speaks to a different era and a different approach to child discipline.  In fact,...

If not #heforshe or #himforher what about #weforthem?

If not #heforshe or #himforher what about #weforthem?

If not #heforshe or #himforher# what about #weforthem? Gender-based violence (GBV)) is a recurring topic in South Africa these days, on radio, TV, social media and  through protests.  Justifiably so because, as is being highlighted, women are being murdered all the...

Reflections. Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY SEPTEMBER 2019

Reflections. Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY SEPTEMBER 2019

September 19th.    In preparation for Heritage Day the parish family team encouraged families at home to research youth activists and their impact on communities.  The Pursells studied Nkosi Johnson, a young AIDS activist from the 1990s.  The Mosemanes had chosen the...

Francis in Africa. Our busy joyful Pope

Francis in Africa. Our busy joyful Pope

Apart from Radio Veritas there does not seem to have been very much local media, radio or TV coverage of the visit of Pope Francis to the three African countries on our doorstep, but they are important visits for the region. Of course, when all the South Africans and...

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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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