The Natural Family Planning
Visit this page often for current announcements, events, and resources from the world of NFP!
Remember to send us your NFP information to share with others by writing email@example.com.
NFP Office Hours: All diocesan NFP coordinators and their teachers are invited to participate in the virtual NFP Office Hours held on the second Wednesday in a month at 2:00PM (east coast time). Email notification with a web link will be sent to the diocesan NFP coordinators prior to each event. Questions, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
National NFP Awareness Week
The 2021 dates for the celebration of National NFP Awareness Week are July 25-31. The theme is, "To have ... To hold ... To honor, Natural Family Planning, Supporting God's gifts of love and life in marriage.
2020 National NFP Awareness Week was July 19-25 with the theme "Live the truth and beauty of God's plan for married love!" Subtitle: It's about love. It's about life. It's about freedom. It's about gift. The posters and other resources at National NFP Awareness Week.
Past NFP Posters. Many of the past NFP Week posters can be used in your ongoing educational efforts since they do not include the dates of the year in which they were produced. See past posters. To order posters call toll-free: 1-866-582-0943 or write email@example.com.
With the 2020 pandemic, many national NFP leaders and diocesan NFP coordinators have incorporated virtual events into their programming. Remember to visit their websites to review this creative activity. See our on-line directory of diocesan NFP programs. Explore the national NFP providers' websites.
Please visit our education page for healthcare professionals! We have links and files of resources that can save you time and energy. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to MP4 files on an introduction to the science and methodology of NFP available from FACTS (Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science). These files provide a general overview of all NFP methods offered in the USA. In addition, PowerPoint slides with notes on the general science of NFP are available from Marquette University's NFP Institute. They have graciously donated them to us for your educational efforts!
Part-Time Position Open--The St. Augustine Foundation is looking for a part-time administrative assistant (15-20 hours) for their Catholic Couples NFP project. The position includes: screening and registering accepted applicants; coordinating assignments between couples and NFP teachers; monitoring of and approving payment to NFP teachers; and assistance in weekly mailings. This position also supports the possibility of training the administrative assistant to become an NFP teacher. Contact: John E. Fitzgerald, St. Augustine Foundation, Catholic Couples NFP, 538 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY 10705; Direct: (914) 613-5510; email@example.com
Please send us information about your NFP events. We will post them here to spread the good news!
October 20, 2020 (7:00PM, ET): The Diocese of Charleston offers a virtual prayer event with Ann Koshute, co-founder of Springs in the Desert, a Catholic infertility ministry. Register at http:/tiny.cc/bkrxsz.
October 17, 2020 (10:00AM-11:30AM, ET): The Archdiocese of Washington offers a virtual NFP introductory class. Couples who would like to register, please Click here. For more information, contact the Office for Family Life at 301-853-4546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 1 (12:30PM-3:30PM, EST) 2020:The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) virtual one-day conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NACFLM redesigned its annual conference to a half-day virtual web event. For recordings of the presentations, visit the NACFLM website.
NFP Conversations--a new video series by the USCCB's NFP Program launched during the 2020 pandemic that showcases NFP pioneers and topics of interest in NFP ministry. Hosted by the USCCB NFP Program's Assistant Director, Theresa Notare, PhD, guests include
Hanna Klaus, MD, founder of Teen STAR an adolescent fertility appreciation and chastity curriculum
Faith and Marriage Ministry, an Apostolate of Willwoods Community. Established in the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1978 by a group of married couples desiring to support the Catholic Church and the community through prayer and service, Willwoods Communmity's Faith and Marriage Ministry has a number of spiritually rich and uplifting resources for marriage enrichment (faithandmarriage.org) including podcasts hosted by Mario Sacasa, PhD, LMFT. Among the podcasts is an engaging conversation on Humanae vitae and more with Theresa Notare, PhD, Assistant Director of the USCCB's NFP Program and podcast host, Dr. Sacasa. Listen at https://faithandmarriage.org/.../059-what-happened-with.../
Dr. Thomas W. Higers' book Blinders: The Destructive Downstream Impact of Contraception, Abortion, and IVF (2018), is available on Amazon. This book reviews the evidence on the destructive effects of these practices in the lives of many people.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis has available a template for a brochure that can easily be adapted for your NFP ministry. Entitled "What Can NFP Do for You?," the St. Louis NFP staff also offer an option to work with their printer so that you can order hard copies directly. Contact Melissa Barnason, Office Assistant, Office of NFP, tel. 1-314-997-7576; email@example.com.
Off the Charts is a subscription online community of NFP users. Jenny Uebbing (from the Archdiocese of Denver) founded this amazing website to provide on-going pastoral help to NFP users. Want to learn more? See offthechartsnfp.com. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.