What is Natural Family Planning and
Why Does the Parish Offer Classes to Learn It?
Natural Family Planning is fertility awareness, and its knowledge allows married couples to use their gift of fertility within God’s beautiful design for sexuality, which builds up and strengthens their marriage relationship. NFP can be used by married couples throughout their fertile years both to seek and postpone pregnancy when they are called to do so. NFP is a modern, scientific method of family planning that couples with regular or irregular cycles can use with a high rate of effectiveness – it is not the Calendar Rhythm Method of the 1950s and 60s.
The parish offers Natural Family Planning (NFP) classes for the express purpose of building strong marriages and families! It is a great joy – indeed it is authentic happiness – to live in accord with our nature as human persons, made in the image and likeness of God. And NFP helps married couples to do just that. The Church has reaffirmed her age-old teaching about married sexuality in many recent documents, such as Humanae Vitae, Gaudium et Spes, Evangelium Vitae, Familiaris Consortio, and the writings which comprise Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
Many couples find that they experience true freedom, enhanced communication, more satisfaction, and deepened love in their marriages through the practice of Natural Family Planning.
Learn practical NFP, discuss discernment of family size and dealing with abstinence, and learn more about Church teaching on married sexuality and Theology of the Body, in an English or Spanish NFP class series – and discover the blessings that flow from living in accord with God’s beautiful design!
Natural Family Planning Classes - 2014 Calendar
Note: All classes will be held in Room 3 of the Cathedral Center (unless otherwise indicated), and childcare will be provided in the Angel House. Pre-registration is required (see details below).
English NFP Dates for 2014:
Sunday, January 12 @ 2pm
Sunday, February 9 @ 2pm
Sunday, March 9 @ 2pm
Sunday, May 18 @ 2pm
Sunday, June 22 @ 2pm -held in Semperi Hall (Cathedral basement)
Sunday, July 20 @ 2pm
Sunday, September 7 @ 2pm
Sunday, October 5 @ 2pm
Sunday, November 2 @ 2pm
*To register visit www.ccli.org
*Cost is $140 per couple, or $115 for current CCL members.
Spanish NFP Dates for 2014:
Sunday, January 26 @ 3pm
Sunday, February 23 @ 3pm
Sunday, April 6 @ 3pm
Sunday, July 27 @ 3pm
Sunday, August 24 @ 3pm
Sunday, September 21 @ 3pm
*To register e-mail or call:
*Cost is $55 per couple.
Postpartum and Pre-menopause NFP Classes
Offered as needed, once a year.
Please call for more info: Natalie Herrera 903-574-8872.