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

Grandparents of Today

Grandparents of Today

GRANDPARENTS OF TODAY Only Selfless Love,  song composed for 2003 World Meeting of Families by Jamie Rivera Today in the world where life is bornThere's a struggle that is foughtTo be welcomed, to be cared for, to be at home Today when all life seems bought and...

REFLECTIONS from 22-26 July 2020 on grandparents

REFLECTIONS from 22-26 July 2020 on grandparents

EXTRACTS FROM DAILY REFLECTIONS  JULY 22 – 26  2020 July 22.  Patricia wrote, “St Mary Magdalen has always been a controversial figure.   The different gospel accounts are not clear about her identity but Catholics generally accept that she...

How our “isms” can and do affect our lives

How our “isms” can and do affect our lives

Two or three subjects that appear constantly on our socio-political agenda, even now, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, you will agree, are racism, sexism and alcoholism.   But, while these, and many others, could be considered negative – let’s say display...

FAMILY REFLECTIONS. Extracts from DAILY THOUGHTS for July

FAMILY REFLECTIONS. Extracts from DAILY THOUGHTS for July

GRANDPARENTS-MATTER-resource-booklet.    Check out this booklet for many Grandparenting ideas. July 16.  Evelina had looked at the gospel for the day before she wrote asking a question, “What makes you most tired?   Is it the grandchildren, or the children and their...

Grandparenting in a time of Covid-19. A Time to say Goodbye?

Grandparenting in a time of Covid-19. A Time to say Goodbye?

Grandparenting is our MARFAM family theme for the month of July and we will consider different aspects over the next weeks leading up to a, most likely virtual, celebration with grandparents on the 26th July, the feast of St Joachim and St Anna, the grandparents of...

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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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