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NFP Events



  • January-December, 2018: "Humanae Vitae at 50" celebrations in honor of Pope Paul VI's encyclical on married love and responsible parenthood have been held across the country and internationally in 2018! Check out our list of HV50 celebrations past and present on our Humanae Vitae at 50 page.

  • August 16-19, 2018, Teen STAR teacher training workshop was offered at the Franciscan Center, Tampa, FL. Teen STAR - Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility - uses experiential learning of the body's signs to facilitate discovering and "owning" one's fertility and sexuality thus supporting primary and secondary abstinence. Information at Teen STAR trainings also took place Sept. 13-16, 2018 in San Diego, CA, and will take place October 18-21, 2018 in Omaha, NE.

  • May 29-June 3, 2018,the Hildebrand Project hosted their 8th annual summer seminar at Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH. Entitled, Love, Sex and the Human Person, this academic seminar looked to the philosophical anthropology of Dietrich von Hildebrand and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II to provide a foundation for thinking about love, sex, and marriage today. Both men sought to articulate a vision of the human person at once consistent with the deepest impulses of the Christian tradition and also informed by philosophical thinking that recognized the importance of the person. Scholarships were available. More Information at

  • 2017 July 23-26: NACFLM Annual Conference at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; pre-conference trainings--July 22 and 23; registration opened in January; for information see, www.nacflm/conference.

  • 2017 July 19-22: American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals annual meeting, Grapevine, Texas. Registration available after January 1, 2017. See, Note: The IIRRM met prior to the AAFCP meeting. For more details, visit:


  • 2016 October 12: NFP Science Meeting at the annual conference of the Catholic Medical Association, Washington, DC (Oct. 13-15); see:

  • 2016 September 22-25
    : The third international Theology of the Body Congress in Southern California. For more information, see:

  • 2016 August 22-26
    : Teen STAR Teacher  Training Workshop, Wenatchee, WA. Contact: Anna Enslow; 509-663-7675; This teen human sexuality and chastity program is among the strongest curricula available. Dr. Hanna Klaus, Teen STAR founder, has conducted research that confirms a positive change in adolescent behavior regarding a commitment to living chastely after completion of the Teen STAR program. For more information, contact: Hanna Klaus, MD, 301-897-9323,

  • 2016 July 19-23
    : Annual conference of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM). The theme of the conference is, "Family: The Heart of Mercy." The conference is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marriott North Pyramid Hotel; see

  • 2016 June 3 and 4
    : The Billings Ovulation Method Association's conference in Tampa, Florida. Contact

  • 2015 August 8: Contraceptive Conundrum: Effects and Side Effects
    , Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Vicki Thorn (one of the founders of Project Rachel), in collaboration with the Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics of Georgetown University's School of Medicine, is offering this one-day symposium. The conference is focused on the facts about contraception from a research-based point of view. It will explore the many negative side-effects and social outcomes. The symposium is open to the public. To view the agenda and register, see:

  • 2015 July 19-25: National NFP Awareness Week
    . Visit here for poster and resources.

  • 2015 July 14: Pre-conference of AA FertilityCare Professionals
    : "The Story of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology." See flyer at:

  • 2015 June 12-14: NFP World Congress, Milan, Italy
    . This meeting is for NFP leaders, scientists, educators and certified teachers of all methods. See:

  • 2015 May 22-24: BOMA-USA , Teacher Training (Yorba Linda, CA). Contact: Louise Allard: 949-916-4138 or See Flyer for details.


  • 2014 September 12-14: Family of the Americas Foundation hosted an NFP Instructor Training. Held at  5929 Talbot Rd. Lothian MD 20711. The cost of the training was $650. Registration Fee: $50 and Practicum w/ certification: $250. Included: instruction, materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.  Overnight accommodations were not included. For more information contact KC Schnitker 1-240-256-0118.
  • 2014 July 16-19: NACFLM Conference 2014, "Home is a Holy Place." This year, the National Association for Catholic Family Life Ministers will host their 2014 Conference in Dayton, OH. See their website. . . for more information.

  • 2014 July 9-12: American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals 33rd Annual Meeting. The location for this year's meeting is Stratford- upon- Avon, UK. This is jointly sponsored by AAFCP and Creighton University School of Medicine. See the official flyer.. . .

  • 2014 June 23-30: Creighton Model FertilityCare Practioner Education Program Washington, DC area. This teacher education program is an eight-day total immersion course representing Phase I of the curriculum. Education Phase II will be offered on February 2-7, 2015. The training will be held at St. Jerome Academy, 5207 42nd Pl., Hyattsville, MD 20781 (this is just over the DC line and close to the Catholic University area of the District). Nearby hotels: Holiday Inn Express, 301-322-6000; Hampton Inn, 301-345-2200; and Best Western Plus, 800-780-7234.  Contact: Margaret P. Howard, MAM, CFCE, Program Director,; 402-320-9268. Local contact: Adrienne Pedraza,; 337-794-9781.

  • 2014 June 14th: The Diocese of Kalamazoo is presenting a $10 "Healthy Love. . . " Session which will be a 2 hour introduction to NFP geared toward engaged couples. Registration forms. . . can be found online.

  • 2014 June 2-6: Teen STAR Workshop at Saint Louis University, School of Nursing. See a complete list of Teen STAR Teacher Training sessions. Contact: Hanna Klaus, MD, NFP Center of Washington, D.C., Inc; 1-303-897-9323 or e-mail:

  • 2014 May 10: Men Fully Alive. A conference for Catholic men in the "That Man Is You" series by the Diocese of Kansas City, MO. The conference is from 8-11AM and is free but RSVP to to reserve a seat.

  • 2014 May 2: Fun Night Out! The Diocese of Sioux Falls hosts a relaxed evening of hors d'oeuvres and beverages for couples to learn more about Natural Family Planning with Q & A sessions. RSVP for free.

  • 2014 April 25: Caring About Healthy Women, Healthy Marriages & Healthy Families: The Diocese of Fresno presents a "Forum of Experts" to present a  conference on these three topics. It goes from 7-9pm and only cost $10  per person.

  • 2014 April 11-14: BOMA Spanish Teacher Training in the Diocese of Rockford at Bishop Lane Retreat Center. Training sessions begin Friday evening and conclude Monday afternoon. The cost of training is $575 for an individual plus $250 lodging and food for the weekend. The cost for a married couples is $675 plus $300 for lodging and food. Contact Jennifer Collins at or (815) 399-4300x370 for more information.

  • 2014 April 7-11: "Life and Love Unlimited Conference."Omaha, Nebraska. Please join us for the Love and Life Unlimited conference, a conference to PROMOTE, PROCLAIM, and PONDER the Catholic vision of reproductive health care.Contact: Pope Paul VI Institute Education Department, 402-390-9168 event is sponsored by the Pope Paul VI Institute.

  • 2014 March 28-30: Family of the Americas ("Ovulation Method") Teacher Training through the Diocese of Columbus. Cost of a three day training is $750.00 (includes instruction, materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks).
    Location: Siegel Center for Health Education, Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, OH.

  • 2014 March 23/30: Mother/ Daughter Programs. These educational events are provided by the NFP ministry team of the Diocese of Memphis. Mothers are given the opportunity to help their daughters discover God's gift of human sexuality and fertility and to reflect on how to be an authentic woman. The programs are presented by Natural Family Planning teachers who emphasize respect, understanding, and appreciation of God's gifts.
    Contact: Diocesan NFP Director,  Mary Pat Van Epps (
    is only $30 per family.

  • 2014 March 19: EWTN's "EWTN Live" TV program with Fr. Mitch Pacwa(8 p.m. EST), with Guests Dr. Thomas Hilgers and Sue Hilgers, Co-Founders of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction. Discussing the mission of the Pope Paul VI Institute and the documentary, "Voices in the Desert: The Story of the Pope Paul VI Institute."  Following the "EWTN Live" program, watch the rebroadcast of "Voices in the Desert: The Story of the Pope Paul VI Institute" March 19, 2014, at 10 p.m. EST These programs can also be viewed on during the scheduled air time by clicking the "Watch/Listen" icon found on the left side of the homepage screen, or during the scheduled air time.

  • 2014 February 15: "Passion and Purpose for Marriage." This event is a marriage conference hosted by the Diocese of Joliet. Discover key ingredients to a happy and healthy marriage and take your relationship to a whole new level. Featuring speaker Dr. Allen Hunt and a musical guest.
    Time: 9:30am- 2:00pm (Doors open at 9:00)
    Location: St. Margaret Mary Parish
    Sign Up Online.

  • 2014 February 10-14: Dr. Thomas Hilgers appears on EWTN's "Women of Grace" program hosted by Johnette Benkovic. See EWTN for information about air time.

  • 2014 January 20-29: Voices in the Desert: The Story of the Pope Paul VI Institute is a documentary on EWTN that will be airing about the Paul VI Institute. There will also be special interviews aired with Dr. Thomas and Susan Hilgers, co-founders of the Institute. It is now available for purchase

  • 2013 November 7: Frustrations with Fertility: Becoming an Advocate for Your Reproductive Health." The Couple to Couple League of Northern Virginia hosts this forum which provides information on how women can obtain optimal health by charting their fertility. Included in the discussion is the topic of ethical options for treating female medical problems typically treated with hormonal birth control. Featured speaker is Lorna Cvetkovich, MD, FACOG, OB/GYN.
    Contact: ; or tel. 1-301-841-7505

  • 2013 November 6: "Premenopause Workshop." Hosted by the Diocese of Wichita, KS. This workshop provides information on the changes of the female body during the perimenopausal years.
    Contact: NFP Office, tel. 316-685-5240

  • 2013 November 3: "Third Annual Fertility Appreciation Mother-Daughter Tea." Provided by FertilityCare Friends of Philadelphia, Generation Life and St. Mary's Medical Center. This event offers light refreshments and life-affirming discussions on the development of healthy peer and parent relationships.
    Contact: Marcia Nizman, MS, FCP, or, tel. 1-610-789-4547

  • 2013 November 1: "God's Plan for Life and Love." Hosted by the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, in this marriage and family enrichment day features popular speaker Coleen Kelly Mast. Topics include: "Unity or Division in Marriage- They Call Us the Opposite Sex for a Reason!"; and "Raising Love-Wise Kids- Practical tips for educating children in sexuality so that they can remain innocent without being ignorant."
    Contact: Office of Family Life, tel. 1-913-647-0329;

  • 2013 October 27: Father/Son Program. The Diocese of Memphis hosts this program for boys ages 12-15. The topics examine God's gifts of human sexuality and fertility as well as the goodness and wonder of God's plan for becoming a man of integrity.
    Contact: Mary Pat Van Epps, Office of NFP, tel. 1-901-373-1285;

  • 2013 October 26: Year of Faith Conference: "Contemporary Problems Related to Marriage." Hosted by the Diocese of Kansas City/ St. Joseph, MO. This conference includes presentation on the meaning of the body in marriage; so called same sex marriage; and the body and contraception.
    Contact: Office of Family Life; tel. 1-816-714-2371

  • 2013 October 26: "Frustrations with Fertility: Becoming an Advocate for Your Reproductive Health." The Couple to Couple League of Northern Virginia hosts this forum which provides information on how women can obtain optimal health by charting their fertility. Included in the discussion is the topic of ethical options for treating female medical problems typically treated with hormonal birth control. Featured speaker is Karen D. Poehailos, MD, CFCMC.
    Contact:; tel. 1-301-841-7505

  • 2013 August 23rd: Marquette Model Summit II Meeting. Marquette University College of Nursing - Institute for NFP Friday Afternoon MM Webinar! Purpose: To present and discuss scientific updates on NFP, the MM, and related topics and to have a forum to discuss and plan future research, collaboration, organization, and programs. For more information please contact Marquette University, College of Nursing, Institute for NFP at (414) 288-3854.

  • 2013 August 19th: Family Honor, Inc. is offering the next semester of their online course, The Truth and Meaning of Sexuality, Love & Family: Cultural Implications, starting the week of August 19. Deadline to register is August 12, 2013.For more information, please visit the Family Honor webpage.

  • 2013 August 12-16: Teen STAR Teacher Training Workshop at the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence Ctr., 207 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219.
    Teen STAR is a developmental curriculum which utilizes the experience of the body's fertility patterns to help adolescents discover their inherent value as made in God's image and derive chaste behavioral norms. The program teaches chaste responsible decision making and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior.
    Contact: Hanna Klaus, MD,; Tel. 301-897-9323

  • 2013 August 7-10: American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals hosted their annual FertilityCare and NaPro technology meeting in New Orleans. The theme was New Hope, New Life, New Orleans. This was the 32nd Annual Meeting.

  • 2013 July 17th-20th: 2013 NACFLM Conference, St. Louis, MO. This year, NACFLM will feature three exciting NFP workshops and one luncheon meeting. The NFP events are:
    Thursday, July 18 (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

    Diocesan NFP Ministry—Best Practices: A Look at Requiring NFP Education as Part of Marriage Preparation

    This panel of diocesan NFP coordinators and a canon lawyer will discuss: how the requirement of NFP education was created and implemented in their dioceses; the effectiveness of the strategy; and the canonical regulations of marriage preparation.
    Speakers: Rev. Robert Cannon, JCL, Cindy Leonard, Diocese of Phoenix and Rachelle Sauvageau, Diocese of Fargo.

    Friday, July 19 (12:00PM-1:00PM)

    Lunch for Diocesan NFP Coordinators and Teachers
    “Ignite Diocesan NFP in Your Diocese!”

    During this luncheon, a brief presentation on igniting NFP ministry in your diocese will be discussed. This will be done through introducing an NFP mentor network. Interested? Come and see! In addition, participants will have an opportunity to discuss issues of concern with USCCB NFP assistant director, Theresa Notare, PhD.

    Friday, July 19 (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

    NFP E-Distance Learning—What it is, How it Works
    This panel of NFP providers will demonstrate their e-distance client education and discuss how it works. Presentation will include Internet demonstrations.

    Part I (2:00 PM -3:30PM) Introduction to the Billings Ovulation Method
    Maria Garcia, Archdiocese of Chicago
    Couple to Couple League, International
    Michael Manhart, PhD, Executive Director

    Part II (3:30 PM-5:00PM)
    Marquette Model, Richard Fehring, PhD, RN, Director

    Northwest Family Services, Jessica Schaefer, Sympto-Pro Fertility Education Instructor

    Saturday, July 20 (1:15PM-2:45PM)

    “NFP Fact Checker”
    Ever wanted to know which studies back up the NFP effectiveness rates? Is the “less than 5% divorce rate” true for NFP users? This workshop will treat a number of commonly misunderstood facts about NFP use.
    Presenters: Michael Manhart, PhD, Executive Director, CCL,Richard Fehring, PhD, RN, Director, NFP Institute, Marquette University

    Please visit the website of the NACFLM for conference information and registration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the NFP Office as well (

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