The Church teaches that the sacrament of marriage symbolizes Christ’s relationship with His Church. What is this relationship but one of generous, self-sacrificing passion-filled and fruitful love! When couples live their vocation according to Church teachings, especially with regard to the transmission of life, many benefits can be reaped. Indeed, married couples who use Natural Family Planning (NFP) report that the benefits include: better communication between spouses; deeper understanding of each other’s bodies and consequent growth in respect and awe of God’s gift of fertility; growth in patience and emotional maturity; growth in understanding of the supreme gift of children; and growth in holiness as they seek to place God as the head of the household.

Natural Family Planning is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve or postpone pregnancies.  These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. NFP Brochure.

Please visit the USCCB to know more about Natural Family Planning and for a variety of supportive materials such as:

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NFP CLASSES – Using the Family Life Promotions Method

Orange and Seminole County
Session 1     Session 2
08/27/16      10/01/16
01/07/17      02/18/17
05/13/17      06/24/17
07/15/17      08/26/17

To register, please contact Barbara & Greg Nelsen (407) 260-8679.
Classes held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 861 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Workshops begin at 7:00 p.m. on all dates.

Marion County
For dates and to register, please contact John & Rhoda Podlaski (352) 867-1015.
Classes held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 5 S.E. 17th Street, Ocala FL 34471. Workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon.

Brevard County
For dates and to register, please contact Patrick & Honor Murphy (321) 723-7488.
Classes held at Holy Name of Jesus in Indialantic. Workshops begin at 6:30 p.m. on all dates.



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