Natural Family Planning
Sacrament of Marriage
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
The next NFP session is Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 1:00-3:00pm. It will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in College Station. Please contact Deacon Ted Baker at email@example.com to register.
The remaining class for 2011are on: November 13.
In 2012 classes will be held: March 11; July 15; November 11.
In 2013: February 17, May 19, August 11, November 10.
Please contact Deacon Ted Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This class is an Introduction to Natural Family Planning (NFP). NFP refers to the practice of achieving or avoiding pregnancies according to an informed awareness of a woman’s fertility.
Why do we have this class? NFP is morally acceptable. The Catholic Church accepts the use of NFP when couples have a sufficiently serious reason for spacing or limiting children.
NFP is Safe. NFP is Healthy. NFP is Effective. NFP is Natural.
We will mention three major methods: BILLINGS OVULATION METHOD, SYMPTO-THERMAL METHOD, and CREIGHTON CrMS METHOD.
Natural Family Planning:
- Is in harmony with Church teachings in that it is open to the possibility of life and naturally assists in establishing physical and mental harmony in marriage.
- Is based on sound scientific knowledge.
- Enables pregnancies to be planned without the need for artificial contraception.
- Can assist many infertile couples to achieve pregnancy.
- Is natural and therefore completely harmless.
- Does not require regularity of the cycles.
- Does not require pill-taking of any kind.
- Can be successfully applied during long cycles and breastfeeding.
- Is trustworthy during the pre-menopause.