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

Who Owns the Pastoral Plan?

Who Owns the Pastoral Plan?

An important event happened last Sunday. The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference launched the 2020 Pastoral Plan as a new evangelizing tool for the local Church in South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland (Eswatini) on Sunday 26 January 2020. Its title is...

REFLECTIONS extracts from Daily Thoughts February

REFLECTIONS extracts from Daily Thoughts February

FEBRUARY CALENDAR OVERVIEW: God, the creator, is a lover and it is God's love that is life-giving, creating life continually, sustaining and renewing what has been created.  Our task and gift as human beings and life-givers is co-creation with God in the conception,...

The Joy of Songs and Shoes

The Joy of Songs and Shoes

Being somewhat of a musical aficionado I often think in terms of music and songs, but, being older of course, my songs are not of the very up-to-date variety.  This week, musically, two songs seemed relevant; Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and an African American spiritual,...

REFLECTIONS.   Extracts from Daily Thoughts January 2020

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from Daily Thoughts January 2020

January 23rd . It is common knowledge and experience, also in families, that success doesn’t always lead to admiration from others, but can also lead to resentment, envy and jealousy.  St Paul recognised this in his reflections on love and Pope Francis in Amoris...

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...

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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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