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

IS NATURE GETTING US BACK?  

IS NATURE GETTING US BACK?  

IS NATURE GETTING US BACK?   March in South Africa is the month for human rights. With our MARFAM 2020 theme, OUR WORLD A FAMILY OF FAMILIES which presents a focus on all creation we can even expand human rights to include all rights of all aspects of creation. In...

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from DAILY THOUGHTS MARCH 2020

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from DAILY THOUGHTS MARCH 2020

March 6.   Martha was careful about raising her point. “Conflict in extended families is not uncommon. They may all have grown up together but one may be more or less successful than another, cleverer, have more children or, in some cultures, more wives. There are...

Is Lent for the Birds or for more and for God?

Is Lent for the Birds or for more and for God?

Could an interest in birding and their place in biodiversity be a suitable Lenten practice?  Environmental disasters are one of the areas mentioned by Pope Francis in his Lenten message and loss of biodiversity is at least a low-key disaster. The Holy Father calls for...

Reflection extracts from Daily Thoughts February and March 2020

Reflection extracts from Daily Thoughts February and March 2020

SOME ECO-FRIENDLY LENTEN ACTS OF LOVE AND SACRIFICE.  “REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE “ Study and Read:  Do a family project on becoming eco-friendly: pray and share together. check family carbon footprint, energy and water saving, grow herbs, vegetables, trees, eat more...

Thoughts on a week that was.  The leaders and the Led

Thoughts on a week that was. The leaders and the Led

Last week it was the SONA that drew the attention of South Africans. A distracting question had been  ‘Were the EFF going to disrupt proceedings?  Were they going to be allowed to do so?   Is disruption an acceptable response when one doesn’t like something and wants...

REFLECTIONS.  Extracts from Daily Thoughts February 2020

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from Daily Thoughts February 2020

February 21. Jocelyn asked, “ Isn’t sometimes doing good a question of faith while in other cases good, altruistic behavior could be a personality trait or even genetic?   I was reading some stuff for an assignment on altruism and was fascinated that research into...

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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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