Natural Family Planning

“Christian life ultimately has its meaning in sacrifice – in making an offering of ourselves – totally giving ourselves in love. Because that’s the meaning of the life of Jesus Christ. And we can make that gift of love in all of our relationships, but you, husbands and wives, you are called to live that gift of self-offering and sacrifice in the most intimate bond of your marriage. And in that way, by making a gift, each to the other, you make a gift of yourselves to God.”

–Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, on the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

Natural Family Planning is a method of fertility awareness that allows husbands and wives to identify times of fertility and infertility in order to achieve or avoid pregnancy, while prayerfully discerning God’s will for their families. Couples can effectively achieve, postpone or avoid pregnancy by learning to read different biological signs observed throughout a woman’s reproductive cycle. To find a Natural Family Planning instructor in the Archdiocese of Detroit, use the list of Endorsed Presentations below, or contact our office at

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Nicole Joyce
Coordinator of Natural Family Planning and Family Support