Office of Natural Family Planning


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Read about a new generation of medical professionals who are embracing true women’s health through the new scientific approach to natural family planning. Click here for more 

What Can NFP do for You?

  • Less than 5% of couples who use Natural Family Planning have marriages which end in divorce.
  • Natural Family Planning is 97-99% effective when used to avoid a pregnancy and is also effective when used to achieve a pregnancy.
  • Couples who use Natural Family Planning report it improves communication and adds SPICE to the relationship.

What is NFP and How does It Work?

Barring any medical problems, men are always fertile. Women alternate between periods of fertility and infertility. By cooperating with this cycle, couples effectively achieve or avoid pregnancy. For more information and a brief description of the methods, click here or cursor over the method name to link to their national websites. 


For Engaged Couples 

To find a listing of introductory sessions in the Archdiocese  click here.

Latest News

Drew Hoffman winner of 2016 Homily Contest

Please join us in congratulating Drew Hoffman the 2016 Homily Contest Winner in the Marriage, Family and Sexuality course at Kenrick Glennon Seminary!  To read this compelling homily click here.

SAVE THE DATE: How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place - Family Mass and Dinner

Save the date and plan to join us for an evening of fellowship in celebration of the anniversary of Humanae Vitae, sponsored by the Office of Natural Family Planning, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 5:OOPM, New Cathedral.  Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Carlson, followed by a pasta dinner and family entertainment in Boland Hall.  RSVP at 314.997.7675 or

An Everlasting Love

Join us in supporting those in our community carrying the cross of infertility.
Annual Infertility Support Mass
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00PM
Cardinal Rigali Center Chapel
Bishop Edward Rice, Celebrant
20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119
Light refreshments will follow the Mass in the Archbishop May Room. Reservations are not necessary, but questions can be directed to the Office of Natural Family Planning, 314.997.7576.
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