Natural Family Planning

NFP is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve or avoid pregnancy. These methods are based on the observation and interpretation of the naturally occurring biological markers of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle.  NFP is distinct from calendar rhythm, is applicable to all women, and can be used at any stage of a woman’s reproductive life.

Marriage Prep
If the priest or deacon preparing you for marriage has asked that you attend an NFP Introduction Session, the archdiocesan program Transformed in Love does contain an introductory session and will meet this requirement.
For more dates and locations for Transformed in Love please click here.

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Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is July 25-31, 2021

All are invited to join our Family Life Team for these free, virtual events:

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Virtual Rosary for Couples Struggling with Infertility, Difficult Pregnancies, or Infant Loss. Join Fr. Ed Riley and the Family Life team on Monday, July 26 from 7:30-8:30 PM to pray for couples struggling with infertility, difficult pregnancy, or infant loss. We’ll be praying on the Feast of Sts. Anne and Joachim as part of National Natural Family Planning Week July 25-31. You can register through For more information, please email us at [email protected] or [email protected].

Method Match: How to Choose a Natural Fertility Awareness Method That Works for You!  On Wednesday July, 28 from 7:30-9:00 PM join the Family Life team for an interactive webinar that will help you navigate the crowded field of fertility awareness methods, apps, and tools with certified NFP instructors Mikayla Dalton and Christina Valenzuela and GYN, Dr. Patricia Jay. Whether you’re new to NFP or a veteran looking to make a method switch, this webinar is for you! To register for this free event use For more information, please email us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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All Things NFP Q & A Webinar. On Tuesday, July 21 there was a very informative webinar with 6 NFP experts including a moral theologian, NaPro surgeon, and a GYN. To view the webinar, click here

For Spanish speaking audiences: Natural Family Planning – What is it and why does the Church support it? Click here to watch the webinar that took place on July 25th with Dr. Pilar Calva, Dr. Francisco Vargas, and NFP Instructor, Alicia Javier. 

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Ministry Team 

Liz Cotrupi
Family Life Director
Office: 617-746-5801