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
OVERVIEW: Many new insights have been incorporated into our way of thinking in recent years. Certainly the concept Pope Francis presented, THE WORLD OUR COMMON HOME, is a beautiful image and necessary insight into understanding not only the wonder of the whole...
Not all grandparents are old, many are closely connected with families, but they face many challenges including gender-based violence
August 27. Everyone accepts the uniqueness of parent-child relationships. Lucia shared, “I think that mothers never stop worrying about their daughters or sons. The widows in our parish have formed a support group and named St Monica as their patron. She...
from a religious perspective and the belief in stable committed relationships it is a concern that the majority of cases of gbv occur in poorly skilled relationships
August 20. Martin introduced a different subject with insights from his marriage counselling. “Frigidity in some form can be a real issue in a sexual relationship. It could result from abuse earlier on in life from in or beyond the family. I had a case that took...
St Francis and St Clare together proclaimed Joyful Witness in their lives and are models for our families and our world
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.
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