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Upcoming NFP Events and Meetings

Monthly - Special Blessing for Couples Trying to Conceive, Expectant Couples, and High-Risk Pregnancies

A special blessing with a first class relic of St. Gianna is offered on the first Saturday of every month at St. Gianna Catholic Church in Wentzville. All couples trying to conceive, expecting or experiencing a high-risk pregnancy are invited to receive the grace offered through this powerful prayer opportunity. The blessing is offered immediately following the 8 a.m. mass at the Shrine of St. Gianna. The parish address is 450 E. Highway N, Wentzville, MO 63385. 


Monthly - Free Infertility Counseling

(Free half-hour counseling sessions are available for couples experiencing problems trying to conceive through the Office of Natural Family Planning's Enkindle Infertility Counseling Ministry. Call the Office of NFP for more information or to schedule your appointment at 314-997-7576 or email - the next sessions are April 13, 2017 and May 11, 2017. Please call for an appointment.)


Infertility has touched many in one way or another – whether directly or indirectly. 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 for those faced with infertility and those who love them. 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.
February 16, 2017
7:00 PM  Mass followed by reception
Fr. Eric Olsen, Celebrant
Rigali Center Chapel
20 Archbishop May Dr, St. Louis, MO 63119


Annually - Humanae Vitae Mass and Celebration

Each summer the Office sponsors a Mass and Family Dinner at the Cathedral Basilica to commemorate the Anniversary of Pope Paul VI encyclical Humanae Vitae.  This year's mass is July 8, 2017 at 5:00PM.  Stay tuned for details!

Parent Child Fertility Appreciation Programs at Mercy HospitalThe 2016/2017 school year Parent/Child programs at Mercy Hospital are now taking reservations.  The events provide an atmosphere of love and learning to promote communication between parents and their children.  Age appropriate information on the function of the reproductive systems is included - emphasizing respect, understanding and appreciation of God's gift of sexuality.  For more information, please call the Department of Fertility Care Services at Mercy Hospital, 314.991.0327.   
10-12 year old girls      February 26, 2017
11-12 year old boys       March 19, 2017
13-17  year old girls        ​April 2, 2017