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
Women’s lib has been around for ages, literally ages. Or probably more correctly about an age. Throughout history there may have been initiatives by women, for women, for greater equality but it is in the last few centuries, call it “the secular era” that women’s...
August 9th. The team preparing for Women’s Day had met with different parish groups and the priests to decide on how it would be commemorated in parishes. “Sometimes it seems as if we want to fight for women’s rights but not really take our responsibilities on board...
As this last day of the month is the borderline between July and August I decided to reflect on both July’s and August’s themes WOMEN AND MEN MATTER, with a focus on the GRANDPARENT generation, who are, mainly at least, somewhat older persons. I have covered the...
REFLECTIONS July 31st. Patience announced with a sense of pride. “Although my daughter was a single mom and had a tough time I feel very proud of my granddaughter Carol. She has been a very committed Catholic as a teenager, hasn’t slept around and was lucky to meet...
“You’re definitely a Martha,” I was told once again. “You’re always busy with something. You’re a workaholic!” Is that what Jesus would have called Martha 2000 years ago, a workaholic? Or a carer, maybe a perfectionist even, but not just someone busy for the sake of...
BLESSING AND PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS (at a special Mass or service) Grandchildren's prayer: Lord, today we bring to you in prayer our grandparents. They may be here with us now, or may already have died and are now at peace. As parents, they gave life and cared for...
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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