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
Extracts from daily reflections introduce the monthly family theme with scripture and papal quotes
the global coronavirus pandemic has created a new reality marked by loss and grief which requires coping mechanisms.
Daily Reflections for August focus on Women and include Women’s Day in South Africa
You’ve probably heard those words or maybe thought those words? About yourself or others. Expressed in different tones of voice, possibly with very different underlying emotions. Grandparents month and their day on 26 July were about more than...
These are extracts from Daily Reflections on family and creation themes for July – Grandparents and August – Sexuality
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...
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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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