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)

Catholic Pastoral Center Or                          St Boniface Catholic Parish
1615 West Washington St                             Basement Level Library
Springfield, IL 62702                                    110 North Buchanan St
                                                                  Edwardsville, IL 62025

Second Wednesday of Month                        Second Thursday of Month 
7-9pm                                                        7-9pm 

To register, simply RSVP to or call 217-321-1132!

Decatur area

St. James Parish House
742 E. Clay St.
Decatur, IL 62521
Third Tuesday of the month
7-9pm
Donna Dausman

217-422-4534
 

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 St., 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
St. Joseph Church
1435 E 1500th St, Quincy IL 62305

home phone number 217-645-3430
work phone number 217-645-3444
Call to set up your own class!

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

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

Jeff & Erin Heller
Rochester, IL

608-658-8890
Call to set up your own class!

 

Ovulation Methods

Billings Model - $30 Course (scholarships available)

Effingham area
Tessie Kabbes

217-347-8784
Call to set up your own class!