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Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is July 23-29

Image: Newly engaged young couple taking a selfieNatural Family Planning:  It's Time! Say "Yes" to God's Plan for Married Love

"Celebrate and reverence God's vision of human sexuality." 
 
“The Church’s teaching on marital sexuality is an invitation for men and women — an invitation to let God be God, to receive the gift of God’s love and care, and to let this gift inform and transform us, so we may share that love with each other and with the world.”
 
Natural Family Planning, or NFP, is a method of birth regulation that is consistent with Catholic marriage vows by which a couple takes time to understand and recognize the natural and biological signs of fertility and infertility.
 
Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), is July 23-29.
 
The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother. Learn more using the resources provided below:
 
Resources
​Description ​Resource
​NFP resources from the USCCB Natural Family Planning Awareness Week
Liturgy & Prayers
Catholic Teaching
Suggestions for how to celebrate NFP Awareness in your area
Sixteen-part educational video series helpful for parents, diocesan staff, teachers, Catholic physicians, and parents. CONTRACEPTION: The Real Story
Sign up for NFP courses & find additional resources Natural Family Planning
 
If you have questions, please contact
Respect Life Coordinator Mary Pereira in the Respect Life ministry office or
Director of Family, Youth, and Young Adults Mark Mann in the Office of Marriage and Family.