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

Wise Men still seek Him

Wise Men still seek Him.      Epiphany, manifestation, revelation.  These words more or less mean the same thing, some great, wonderful,  mind-bending or life-changing experience. But who are these wise men and what exactly are we or they seeking?  Is it goodness,...

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from Family Thoughts for the Day January 2019

January 6. Epiphany. Petru shared with Joe, “when we were growing up in catechism we were taught that ours is the only true church and I am still quite suspicious of other religions.” He responded noting how impressed he had been as a teacher to be exposed to children...

Mary’s Favourite Child – a family story

Mary’s Favourite Child, a family story.   JANUARY 1 2019. This last of my Christmas holiday stories complements Pope Francis Message for the January 1 World Day of Peace, Do parents and teachers have favourites?  Be honest.  We think they do, and it is true in the way...

Homeless on Christmas Eve.

Homelessness is as much a problem on Christmas eve as at any other time, but imagine this special occasion offered as a reflection during this holiday time.. HOMELESS ON CHRISTMAS EVE. - A Story      Joshua had run away from home when he was eleven years old. Now he...


OLD CHILD, LOST CHILD.  from LIKE BRIGHT STARS  Advent 2001.  One of MARFAM’s Christmas stories from years gone by.    When does a child stop being  child?  You might say at 18 or 21 but parents always see their children as their children even when they are grown-up....

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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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