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.

Coronavirus and Easter

Holy Mass and the Easter Tridium Celebrations have been cancelled in most parishes. Here are some ideas on how to make up at home.

Recent Newsletter Articles

Parents Form Families Come What May

Parents Form Families Come What May

For Catholics, in particular, when we think of May we think of Mary.  Maybe some of us also think of Mothers’ Day or maybe we think of both.  For centuries already May has been Mary’s month and there are many different celebrations, traditions and devotions in parts...

REFLECTIONS .  Extracts from Daily Thoughts May 2020

REFLECTIONS . Extracts from Daily Thoughts May 2020

REFLECTIONS May 8.   The group discussed how today there appears to be an increasing number of people who do not believe in life after death.  Johan used to say there is just oblivion.  The priests shared together, “It became very difficult to minister to the dying...

Freedom in lock-down time

Freedom in lock-down time

VISIT OUR MARFAM SHOP FOR HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR THIS TIME.  See Stations of Light and more. http://www.marfam.org/shop I think that, with almost no contact permitted with other oldies in our retirement village ,living alone by now, after a month,has flattened my own...

REFLECTIONS.   Overview and extracts of Daily Thoughts May 2020

REFLECTIONS. Overview and extracts of Daily Thoughts May 2020

2020  MARFAM FAMILY YEAR PLANNER. Theme: OUR WORLD, A FAMILY OF FAMILIES   DAILY THOUGHTS MAY: PARENTS FORM FAMILIES         Overview: Whether it is a study of botany, biology, human physiology or spirituality the gift of co-creation with God in nature should be...

EARTH DAY 2020 – a day to commemorate or celebrate?

EARTH DAY 2020 – a day to commemorate or celebrate?

22 April 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  And probably most people will still not have heard of it. The Earth Day Network’s mission is “to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet.” Since the...

Reflections.  Extracts from Daily Thoughts April 2020

Reflections. Extracts from Daily Thoughts April 2020

VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP for our FAMILIES AND FAITH booklets for this post-Easter season.    April 23.  Members of the Justice and Peace department had been involved in discussions around the origin of the corona virus epidemic. “Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si...

How You Can Get Involved

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.

We need your financial help

Marfam incurs expenses from producing our various print and digital resources. Expenses exceed income from sales and advertising but you can help our ministry to families.

Sign up here to receive the Thought for the Day or the Marfam Newsletter.

You can change or stop your subscriptions at any time.