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.

National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week was July 19-25th
Each year in July, we celebrate God’s perfect design for marriage, conjugal love and responsible parenthood as outlined in the prophetic document, Humanae Vitae. The Office of Family Life & Ecclesial Movements hosted 3 webinars that you can view below: 

The crucifix from a Rosary is hanging over a person's hand with details for the Virtual Rosary event

Virtual Rosary for couples struggling with infertility or difficult pregnancies. To join your prayer to these, click here



NFP Q&A Webinar graphic featuring the speakers' faces

All Things NFP Q & A Webinar. On Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 PM 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 from 5:30-8:30PM 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