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.

NFP Week Webinars, July 2021

Virtual Rosary for Couples Struggling with Infertility, Difficult Pregnancies, or Infant Loss.
On the feasts of Sts. Anne and Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fr. Ed Riley reflected with us on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Together we meditated on these mysteries while praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ who struggle with infertility, difficult pregnancies, or the loss of a child. Watch the recording here.

Method Match: How to Choose a Natural Fertility Awareness Method That Works for You! 
Two local certified NFP instructors, Christina Valenzuela and Mikayla Dalton, were joined by Dr. Patricia Jay, GYN in an interactive webinar to help couples navigate the crowded field of fertility awareness methods, apps, and tools. Whether you are new to NFP or looking to make a method switch, this webinar is a helpful tool. Watch the recording here.

Previous NFP Week Webinars, July 2020

All Things NFP Q & A Webinar. Six Natural Family Planning experts in their fields answered participants questions ranging from methods, reproductive disorders, effectiveness, conceiving, and moral dilemmas, etc. To view the webinar, click here

NFP – What Is It and Why Does the Church Support It? Click here to watch this webinar for our Spanish speaking audiences featuring 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