July 17, 2021

National NFP Awareness Week – To have, To hold, To honor

JULY 25 – JULY 31, 2021

2021 theme: To have, To hold, To honor

Natural Family Planning
Supporting God’s gifts of love and life in marriage

“Celebrate and reverence God’s vision of human sexuality.”

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is a national educational campaign.  The Natural Family Planning Program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops develops a poster each year with basic supportive materials.  It is the individual dioceses however, that offer a variety of educational formats in the local church to focus attention on Natural Family Planning methods and Church teachings which support their use in marriage.

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood.  The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother.

What is Natural Family Planning?

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a general term for certain methods that are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle.

In NFP education we find that several misconceptions regarding the principles and practice of NFP continue to exist.

This NFP Awareness Week, take time to educate yourself on myth vs. reality! Learn more: www.usccb.org