Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
-Pope St. John Paul the Great
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the all natural way of deciding how many children you will have and how far apart they will be spaced that is in keeping with the teaching of the Catholic Church. When done correctly, NFP can be as effective as artificial contraception. For many years, doctors and researchers have been studying a woman’s body to see how her hormones, temperature, and fluids respond to different stages of her monthly cycle. By knowing how a woman’s body works optimally, a couple use that information to determine their own fertility.
NFP at St. Max:
We usually have two sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. All classes will be held from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the youth room. The cost is $105 plus $30 for the course kit, however is offered FREE for registered parishioners, contact the parish office for the promo code. Free babysitting is available - please register your children by emailing NFP@saint-max.org.
If you're interested in the Main Series, Perimenopause, or Postpartum NFP classes, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Dave and Jen at NFP@saint-max.org
NFP is required for all couples going through marriage preparation at St. Max.