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

Would Modesty Blaise ever wear ripped jeans?

Would Modesty Blaise ever wear ripped jeans?

When I recently received an email from John Horvat of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) asking “Is it immodest to wear deliberately ripped jeans?” the name Modesty Blaise came to my mind.  Many older people may have been her fans.   She was a fictional character, a...

Reflections.    Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY November 2019.

Reflections. Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY November 2019.

REFLECTIONS.    The reflections this week from 11-16 November are from the book of Wisdom. The book belongs to a genre known as Wisdom literature, written mainly after the Babylonian exile as theological reflection on the history of the chosen people. The reflections...



There’s no doubt that winning the Rugby World Cup 2019 as decisively as South Africa did against England in Japan on Saturday 2 November by 32-12 made us into World Champions.   So Congratulations to Siya Kolisi, his bokke, their mentors and the 60+ million South...

Reflections.   Extracts from Thoughts for the Day November 2019

Reflections. Extracts from Thoughts for the Day November 2019

November 8th. The parish community was very sad when their old missionary priest died. Having come from Germany he had served them, inspired and helped them in many ways for more than 40 years.  At his Requiem Mass the catechists paid a tribute to him and his work for...



I’m concerned that it is a human attribute, a failing or gift however one looks at it, to jump on bandwagons.   The media of course are a driving force in doing so and of course too I am just as guilty as anyone else with my “topic of the month” becoming a main focus....



A Family Bereavement Prayer.   God our Father, we remember in prayer those we have loved, who have had a special place in our hearts and in our lives and are now no longer here with us.  We thank you Lord for the time you have given us to share together the gift 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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