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

Why were you baptised?

Why were you baptised?

Asking myself the question I came across an intriguing response provided in a homily preached on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord by a priest friend Fr Michael Murphy SPS. I borrowed some of his thoughts. including the story he used to kick off. Fr. Damien De...

REFLECTIONS.   Extracts from Daily Thoughts January

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from Daily Thoughts January

January 17th.  Good Leadership Amos, an amateur political scientist, spoke up in the group, “Looking at the political situation in many countries today can be quite frightening.  What do people really want? What do their voting patterns show?    Do they want to be...

Epiphany, Praise and Worship

Epiphany, Praise and Worship

The word Epiphany means manifestation, revelation, revealing or showing something.    But Wikipedia adds another dimension that includes a response, a kind of conversion, a discovery, a new awareness, a conviction. For many of us, probably mainly older family people,...

REFLECTIONS.  Extracts from January Daily Thoughts

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from January Daily Thoughts

MARFAM’S  Family Year planner each year has a special theme for the year and a monthly focus on an aspect of family life.  With the 2020 theme OUR WORLD, A FAMILY OF FAMILIES we consider the human family as well as the whole family of creation.   Click here for the...

Barking up the wrong tree?

Barking up the wrong tree?

Barking up the wrong tree is quite a cute saying, if one imagines it referring originally to hunting days 200 or so years ago when hunting dogs would chase their prey, which would fool them, pretending to be up the tree while hopping along elsewhere. The common image...



The 2020 MARFAM FAMILY PROGRAMME  THEME: “OUR WORLD, A FAMILY OF FAMILIES.  The programme offers a variety of resources for individual, family and group use, for prayer, faith sharing and discussion. A FAMILY YEAR PLANNER on the theme. This poster calendar can have...

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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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