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Natural Family Planning Ministry

Natural Family Planning Ministry

Welcome! The NFP ministry of St. Catherine's exists to offer you support, encouragement, and community as you live out the Church's beautiful teaching on married love!

 

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the general title for the scientific, natural, and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone pregnancies. The methods of NFP respect the love-giving (unitive) and life-giving (procreative) nature of the conjugal act.

 

You can learn more details about NFP methods by exploring our Resources page. To develop a deeper understanding of what the Church teaches regarding sex and procreation, visit our Church Teaching page. And if you want to see what living out NFP in real life looks like, check out the testimonies below from some of our own parishioners.

NEW IN 2023! Monthly Connection on the 4th Tuesday of every month:

Join hosts Amanda Morley and Lydia Borja for a monthly virtual class, where we'll cover topics relevant to YOUR journey with NFP -- from cycle problems and postpartum charting, to living NFP in real life, to ditching contraception and finding an NFP method that's right for you -- and much more! Learn from guest experts, hear other couples share their experiences, and get your questions answered, while building a strong and supportive community!

*NEXT CALL: OCTOBER 24TH AT 8:00PM

Guest Speakers: Fr. Neil and Elizabeth Park, PA, from RHM Gynecology: Why Contraception is not the answer to family planning. You know that artificial birth control isn't "allowed" for Catholics. But do you know the reasons behind this sometimes hard-to-swallow rule? Join us to uncover the why's and why not's of contraception, and learn how both our health and our happiness are intimately joined to this issue.

 

During this call, Fr. Neil will unpack the Church's teachings and how they're designed not for our detriment, but for our fulfillment. Elizabeth Park, PA, will also break down the many negative impacts of contraceptives on the mental and physical health of women. You'll leave with empowering knowledge and plenty of great resources. Come to be enlightened and encouraged in your NFP journey!

 

**Join us at this link.

Both the Sacrament of Marriage and the practice of NFP are simultaneously beautiful, purifying, and demanding. But the words of St. John Paul II offer strength to persevere: "Do not be afraid when love makes demands -- do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice!" Together, let's keep striving to live and love our vocations in God's perfect design.

As loudly and as persistently as our disbelieving culture proclaims its view of

sex and happiness, a simple look around reveals the sad truth:

too many people are left alone in the dark, searching for and failing to find love.

We need to proclaim even louder and more persistently:

God has the best, richest, and fullest plan for the happiness of married couples.

-Bishop Samuel Aquila

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Resources

Find a comprehensive list of information, methods, instructors, and more. 

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Church Teaching

Dive into a deeper understanding of the Church's teaching on love and sexuality.

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Monthly Connection

Join us monthly for a free, live virtual class where we explore relevant topics and build supportive community.

Why We Use NFP

Testimonies from real life.

Kate & Eddy

"Much like the journey of faith, Natural Family Planning is a daily, weekly, monthly commitment, a walking side by side and arm and arm with God. It requires a unified front with a shared goal and cannot be achieved without a deep, personal relationship between spouses and our Creator."

Helen & Brad

"For more than 20 years, we've been NFP believers, and we want to tell you why NOT using contraception is the best way to live out your married vocation!"

Lydia's Story 

Why Teens Need NFP, Too

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Stay Connected

Questions about NFP or Church teaching?
Need extra encouragement?

We'd love to hear from you! Email us at nfp@stcatherinercc.org.

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