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

Suite Seats for a Sweet Cause

Support families choosing to make the loving, and often expensive, choice to grow their family through adoption AND get a chance to enjoy a 2017 Cardinals game from the Mercy Suite! Raffle winner receives 10 tickets in Suite 33 (along the 1st base line) at Busch Stadium for a 2017 Cardinals’ Home Game, $150 of food/drinks and one parking pass for a mutually agreed upon date. Made available through the generous donation of Mercy. All proceeds benefit the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Adoption Fund.

Great Holiday Gift! Raffle Tickets can be delivered in a festive gift envelope perfect for the person who has everything!
Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100
To purchase raffle tickets online: or call the Office of Natural Family Planning at 314.997.7576.
Raffle closes March 8, 2017 with drawing on March 15, 2017. Winner will be notified by phone or e-mail.
About the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Adoption Fund
Since it's inception in 2010, the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Adoption Fund has awarded grants to 16 families over six years, for a total of more than $75,000 directly supporting the gift of adoption. 
This grant, offered through the Archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning, is available to couples who want to build their family through the loving choice of adoption. For more information about the grant, contact the Office of Natural Family Planning at 314-997-7576 or email

Touched by Infertility: Mass of Community

Infertility has touched many in one way or another and It is an intensely personal, intimate and often frustrating struggle. You don’t have to suffer alone. Join us for an occasion to come together to pray for hope and healing. There will also be an opportunity to share in fellowship and receive valuable resources on ways the Church and Archdiocesan Office of NFP can help. Sponsored by the St. Louis Archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning. February 16, 2017 7:00 PM Mass followed by reception Rigali Center Chapel 20 Archbishop May Dr, St. Louis, MO 63119

Enkindle Ministry

Enkindle, a ministry run by the Office of Natural Family Planning, Archdiocese of St. Louis, has available ½ hour free counseling sessions, monthly, for anyone trying to conceive a child.  The sessions are with a licensed professional counselor and a registered nurse.  The next available appointments are November 10th from 11 AM until 1PM.  To schedule an appointment, please call 314.997.7576.

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