The Archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning offers several ministries to assist those dealing with infertility and hoping to achieve a pregnancy as well as families seeking to grow through adoption. The Enkindle infertility counseling ministry offers free counseling sessions with a registered nurse and licensed counselor either in person or over the phone. Periodic support group meetings and events offer a community of support to couples. Our annual Infertility Support Mass at the Rigali Center is well attended by couples currently trying to concieve as well as "alumni" couples who come back every year to show support and solidarity through prayer. The Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Adoption Fund was founded in 2010 and gives grants each year to provide financial assistance to couples seeking adoption. For more information, browse this website or call the Archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning at 314-997-7675.


Save the Date: 2016 Infertility Support Mass

(click here to read the homily given at the 2014 Mass by Bishop Edward Rice)

February 18, 2016

7:00PM with Bishop Edward Rice

Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO  63119


Adoption Grant Opportunity

Since 2010, the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Adoption Fund has awarded $55,000 in grants to 14 adoptive families in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Applications for the funds are available through the Archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning. For more information, please contact us at 314 997-7576 or e-mail .

For application materials, policy and checklist for the grant, click here.


Adoption: A Loving Alternative

Couples wishing to open their homes and families to a child through adoption are invited to contact Good Shepherd Children and Family Services (also known as Catholic Services for Children & Youth). The Catholic Charities agency has worked in the St. Louis Area for more than 200 years offering foster and adoptive care assistance as well as many other services for families. Visit the agency online at or call 314-854-5700.


NaPro Technology: A Proven, Successful Approach to Naturally Achieving Pregnancy

Natural Family Planning has other applications in addition to avoiding a pregnancy or spacing children. For example, couples who struggle with infertility have been successful in achieving pregnancies even after artificial reproductive technologies were recommeded elsewhere and have failed them. Women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, migraine headaches and other reproductive health problems also have been helped. For more information on this new branch of science, click on the following link: NaProTECHNOLOGY: The Contemporary Approach to Women’s Health Care

NaPro Technology for Women & Infertility  

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