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.

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For those who are praying for a child...

Praying for a Child…
Inspiration and support for families who are praying for a child, and those that love them. Unite in prayer for those who desire a family but have experienced infertility. Sponsored by Enkindle Infertility Support Ministry, a program of the Archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning, providing free spiritual and emotional counseling for couples struggling with infertility.
Christian Prayer Service (all faiths are welcome)
September 8, 2016
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
2 Seton Court, St. Charles, MO  63303
Reservation not required, for more information, please call 314-997-7576.

National NFP Awareness Week July 24th - July 30th, 2016

The last week of July is National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared this document to describe how NFP promotes Love, Mercy, and Life. 

Don't forget that a great way to celebrate this week is to attend the Annual Humanae Vitae Mass and Dinner July 23rd at the Cathedral Basilica. For more information, call 314.991.0327

Family Mass, Dinner and Entertainment - How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place

It's not too late to RSVP for  an evening of faith, fellowship and fun on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 in celebration of the 48th anniversary of the release of Humanae Vitae. Join friends from around the St. Louis area for 5 p.m. Mass at the New Cathedral with Archbishop Carlson followed by dinner catered by Pasta House and family entertainment in Boland Hall.  Cost for dinner is $12 per adult, $6 per child age 3-11 or a maximum of $50 per family.  RSVP by July 15th at 314.997.7576

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