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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
For grandparent resources go to https://www.marfam.org.za/grandparents-matter-archive-resource/ July 9. It was nice in the group to have a few men, some of them grandfathers. Andrew was in an unusual position. His wife and daughter had been killed in a car accident...
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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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