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
Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY on the Ancestors of Jesus. December 19th . Daniel and three teenage youths were in the Jewish community in exile in Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar chose them to be trained for his royal household. He insisted that they should go...
“Money, money, money must be funny in a rich man’s world.” (But MARFAM is being forced to go digital in a poor man's world today. See below for more info) The chorus of the 1976 Abba song is probably still well known but it starts with “I work all night I work all...
AN UBUNTU ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS with some stories of ancestors of Jesus, more or less known to build up a Jesse tree. Telling the Bible stories of Jesus' ancestors, family sharing and praying together and showing care for others is a powerful way to keep the message...
MONEY-MINDED, MONEY-MADDENED, MONEY MATTERS. “Money, money, money must be funny in a rich man’s world.” The chorus of the 1976 Abba song is probably still well known but it starts with “I work all night I work all day to pay the bills I have to pay. Ain’t it sad? ...
REFLECTIONS. Extracts from THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY December. AN UBUNTU ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS Some stories of ancestors of Jesus, more or less well known build up a Jesse tree. Telling the Bible stories of Jesus' ancestors, family sharing and praying...
On Sunday 25th November it is reported that 60 000 men and women attended the Interfaith Day of Prayer for South Africa organised by the Motsepe Foundation at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. It was a joyous celebration with song, movement, prayer, entertainment, speeches...
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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