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Catholic Family Services Announces Natural Family Planning Week

Posted on July 18, 2019 in: News, Marriage

Catholic Family Services Announces Natural Family Planning Week

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week July 21-27th

The slogan for this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is: Love, Naturally! Cooperating with God’s design for married love.  Natural Family Planning is medically safe with no harmful side effects, is 99 percent effective at achieving or postponing pregnancy without the use of chemicals, is easy to learn and use, and is in keeping with God’s design for married love.  Read more about NFP at www.foryourmarriage.org or www.ccli.org. Or, for more information, call the Catholic Family Services Office at 860-848-2237, Ext. 312. Ongoing NFP classes are offered within the diocese by certified instructor couples.  


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