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
There’s a fun song in a musical that promotes the same attitude of love and joy that Pope Francis constantly promotes. Baloo, the bear, in Jungle Book, sings “Forget about your worries and your strife. The bare necessities in life are free……………..” He sings about...
March 30. William realised that in his confirmation class there were many different types of family situations. He heard from the young people that many did not seem to have a strong faith life or regular prayer and practice of their religion. As a Lenten...
"EVERY FAMILY MATTERS" as a theme does not only apply when it comes to relationships but applies in all areas of life. For the month of March our focus is on FAMILY RIGHTS. Most often when we think of rights we think of a person and individual rights, which is...
March 21. Human Rights Day. Abel had done research on the history of Human Rights Day in South Africa. It commemorates Sharpeville, a tragic incident in our history when in 1960 many innocent people who were demonstrating against injustice of the pass laws at the...
March 15. Michael and Paula's young adult group were meditating on the reading of the day. “Can it be true” she asked,” that those who have committed abuse and other evil things can be forgiven if they change their ways and do good? But there are also plenty of...
The introduction to the MARFAM March theme FAMILY RIGHTS MATTER states one of the commonly held assumptions about human rights, “when we think of rights we tend to think of individual rights.” The Big One, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, begins by...
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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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