National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

July 25 - 31, 2021


“To have … To hold … To honor, Natural Family Planning, Supporting God’s gifts of love and life in marriage” is the theme of this year’s National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, an educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s vision for marriage and promote the methods of Natural Family Planning.

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a general title for ethical, natural, safe and effective methods for both achieving and avoiding pregnancy in marriage. NFP methods teach couples how to observe and interpret the wife’s signs of fertility and infertility. In the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, NFP methods “respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them and favor the education of an authentic freedom.” (CCC, no. 2370)

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week are July 25–31, 2021. These dates highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, marriage, conjugal love, and responsible parenthood.

We ask priests and parish leaders to prayerfully consider promoting the beauty of Humanae vitae’s teaching within your parish using the resources listed below, and to invite your staff and parishioners to attend the NFP Week events offered by the Archdiocese to learn more, enjoy time for fellowship, or pursue professional growth.

We invite clergy and lay ministers in particular to review the resource, Natural Family Planning: A Guide for Priests and Lay Ministers to learn more about how the Church can better address questions and challenges frequently presented in adult faith formation, marriage preparation, RCIA, and pastoral counseling.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Nicole Joyce, NFP Coordinator at joyce.nicole@aod.org or (313) 237-5776

Free NFP Intro Courses

Attendees must register to be admitted into the meetings

Introduction to Natural Family Planning (Spanish) - Lunes, el 26 de Julio

Ven y conoce la verdad de Planificación Natural de la Familila: La Planificación de Amor con tu pareja.

Evento hibrido: Regístrate a través de zoom para recibir la liga de ingreso a la videoconferencia o llama a Luis y Lupita Martinez al (313) 529-0558 o envía un correo electrónico a: planificacion.de.amor@gmail.com para reservar tu lugar para la presentación presencial.

Hybrid event: Register through zoom to receive the entry link to the videoconference or call Luis and Lupita Martinez at (313) 529-0558 or send an email to: planificacion.de.amor@gmail.com to reserve your spot for the in-person presentation.

Lunes, el 26 de Julio (Monday, July 26)

7 PM

Location: Holy Redeemer Parish 1721 Junction, Detroit 48209 (Zoom)

Registration Required: Luis y Lupita Martinez (313) 529-0558 o al correo electrónico: planificacion.de.amor@gmail.com

Introduction to the Creighton Model (English) - Tuesday, July 27

Interested in learning more about Fertility Appreciation and reproductive health, but have no idea where to start? Join us to begin your journey. Although many think of Natural Family Planning (NFP) as something to consider once you're ready to start a family---Creighton Model Fertility Care System (CrMS) provides a wealth of information that every woman and couple have a right to know, regardless of your age or state in life. Napoli Beachnau, FCPI, will provide a basic overview of CrMS as well as time for Q & A. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, July 27

6:30 PM

Registration Required: Click here to register or email nbeachnau.crms@gmail.com

Zoom Details:

Introduction to the Creighton Model (Spanish) - Miércoles, el 28 de Julio

En esta introducción aprenderán un poco del Método Creighton. Se hablará de la historia del método, la anatomía y fisiología del cuerpo humano, y los beneficios que tiene el aprender sobre la fertilidad de la mujer.

Miércoles, el 28 de Julio (Wednesday, July 28)

6:30 PM

Registration Required: Registrarse al correo electrónico: lopezsanjuanita@gmail.com

Join Zoom Meeting

  • Meeting ID: 815 7848 8636
  • Passcode: 943487
Introduction to the Marquette Model (English) - Wednesday, July 28

Join Laura Sparling, BSN, RN from Whole Mission to learn more about the Marquette Model of Natural Family Planning, and why using a fertility monitor might be the right method for you.

Wednesday, July 28

8:00-8:45 PM

Registration Required

Google Meet joining info

To Have and To Hold: Married Couples Date Night

Friday, July 30, 2021

Register on Eventbrite

OTHER RESOURCES

Unleash the Gospel Website Reflection

Open Door Policy Podcast

Detroit Stories Podcast