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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.

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



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


Church Teaching

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


Intro Session

Join us quarterly for a FREE Intro to NFP session at St. Catherine's.

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

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