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National NFP Awareness Week

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National NFP Awareness Week

"Celebrate and reverence God's vision of human sexuality." Discover Natural Family Planning in Awareness Week: JULY 20 - JULY 26, 2014

2014 Join NFP Revolution Espanol

“Natural Family Planning: It’s Worth It. Join the Revolution!” is the theme of this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s design for married love and the gift of life and to raise awareness of Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods. “NFP,” as the U.S. bishops have written, is supportive of Catholic beliefs about married love because it “respects the God-given power to love a new human life into being” (see, U.S. Bishops, Married Love and the Gift of Life). The slogan for this year’s NFP Awareness Week was inspired by Pope Francis’ words of encouragement to Christians called to married life: “I ask you… to be revolutionaries…to rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary and that ultimately believes you are incapable of responsibility, that believes you are incapable of true love. I have confidence in you and I pray for you. Have the courage ‘to swim against the tide’. And also have the courage to be happy.”

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week (July 20–26, 2014) 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.

Resources on NFP, including local instructors, are available on the Diocese’s website. For more information, visit the U.S. Bishops' website NFP pages or contact [email protected].


FertilityCare™ Center

of the East Bay


Planificación Natural Familiar



Mimi Streett
Coordinator, Office of Marriage & Family Life

FertilityCare™ Center of the East Bay

Sandy Heinisch
Volunteer, Grief Ministry & Support Groups
[email protected]