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

Sacred and Secular.  A question to ponder in the time of Covid-19

Sacred and Secular. A question to ponder in the time of Covid-19

This week is LAUDATO SI’ week.  The encyclical is celebrating its 5th anniversary and has become an important part of my reflections around the theme OUR WORLD, A FAMILY OF FAMILIES.  Of course Laudato Si, its content and focus on the care of our common home are also...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Ascension to Pentecost

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Ascension to Pentecost

May 24.  Easter 7A and Ascension. In Southern Africa Ascension is celebrated on this Sunday.  This day is also the beginning of the WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY which will end on Pentecost. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity The beginnings of an annual...

SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS OUR LADY

SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS OUR LADY

During the difficult time in which we find ourselves due to the increasingly serious effects of the coronavirus in our country it has been encouraging and supportive to receive a Pastoral letter from the South African Council of Churches (SACC) on behalf of many of...

Reflections.  Extracts from Daily Thoughts May 2020

Reflections. Extracts from Daily Thoughts May 2020

REFLECTIONS. Prayer of Pope Francis for the month of May. “We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God”. In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your...

Parents Form Families Come What May

Parents Form Families Come What May

For Catholics, in particular, when we think of May we think of Mary.  Maybe some of us also think of Mothers’ Day or maybe we think of both.  For centuries already May has been Mary’s month and there are many different celebrations, traditions and devotions in parts...

REFLECTIONS .  Extracts from Daily Thoughts May 2020

REFLECTIONS . Extracts from Daily Thoughts May 2020

REFLECTIONS May 8.   The group discussed how today there appears to be an increasing number of people who do not believe in life after death.  Johan used to say there is just oblivion.  The priests shared together, “It became very difficult to minister to the dying...

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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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