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Marriage-and-Family-Life

Natural Family Planning

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Throughout your married life situations and times may arise where it is important for you and your spouse to be able to postpone accepting another child into your family. If that is the case there is only one morally acceptable way to space, or postpone, pregnancies for couples. The set of knowledge that enables couples to make the appropriate decision in accord with God's will for their life is called Natural Family Planning (NFP).

In the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois there are various models of NFP that you can choose to learn. Each method of NFP is completely reliable and when used consistently and accurately all methods can achieve 99% effectiveness ratings for postponing pregnancy. The following methods break down into three different types:

NFP Methods

1. Those that make use of cervical mucus observations and daily basal body temperature readings.

2. Those that make use of cervical mucus observations and the ClearBlue Fertility Monitor.

3. Those that make use of cervical mucus observations.

Not only is NFP suitable for postponing pregnancy it is crucially important for helping couples to achieve pregnancy as well.

In short, there is no other way for married couples to be able to participate with God's creative will in their life while maintaining the two inseparable aspects of marital love -which are Babies and Bonding. In other words, to use anything other than NFP in your marriage undermines the very sacramental life you asked to receive and participate in during your wedding Mass/ceremony. This is why it is vital that NFP training is a part of all marriages in the Church.

We look forward to being able to work with you and your spouse to find the best method that will work for you both in your daily lives.

Class Schedule

Sympto-Thermal Methods

Diocesan Model - $30 for 2 Sessions (scholarships available)

Decatur Area
St. James Parish House
742 E. Clay St.
Decatur, IL 62521
Contact Donna Dausman at 217-422-4534to setup your class

Couple to Couple League - $146 for 3 Sessions (scholarships available)

Classes are held in various locations throughout the Diocese. Call to book your own class wherever and whenever it is most convenient or visit www.ccli.org!

Alton Area
John & Joan Kane
St. Clare's Hospital
915 E. Fifth Street, Alton IL 62002
618-466-4410
Call to find out when the next series will begin

Quincy Area

Tim & Donna Brecht
St. Francis Solanus Church
1721 College, Quincy IL 62301
217-936-2223 
Call to find out when the next series will begin.

Hermes & Elizabeth Alonzo
712 S. State Rd
Mendon, IL 62351
home phone number 708-942-4315
work phone number 217-645-3444
Call to set up your own class!

Springfield Area
Carlos & Elena Tejeda
Catholic Pastoral Center
1615 West Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62702

217-321-1132 
Call to set up your own class!

Ovulation Methods

Creighton Model FertilityCare System
$200 for 9 individual sessions or $25 per session

Effingham Area
Kate Pruemer
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(217)821-1840
Call to set up your own sessions!

Billings Model - $30 Course (scholarships available)

Effingham Area 
Tessie Kabbes
217-347-8784
Call to set up your own class!