Natural Family Planning | Planificación Familar Natural

Contact & Staff

Director of Intercultural
and Marriage Ministries

Deacon Enrique Castro
573-635-9127, ext. 250

Administrative Assistant
Jamie Schulte
573-635-9127, ext. 226

Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-14

Frequently Asked Questions

In English and Spanish:

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the general title for the scientific, natural and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone pregnancies. The Church has long taught that artificial contraception (birth control) is immoral because deliberately undermining the unitive and procreative aspects of sex is to sin against the nature that God has written into married love.

NFP methods are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy. Since the methods of NFP respect the love-giving (unitive) and life-giving (procreative) nature of the conjugal act, they support God's design for married love!

Family Planning Methods in our Diocese

Family Planning Methods the Marriage Ministries program supports in our diocese.

Couple to Couple League (CCL)

The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS)

Familia de las Américas (FFA)

Pro-NFP Physicians / Médicos

By Deacon Enrique Castro | September 15, 2021

A comprehensive list of OBGYN, primary care practitioners, and other pro-NFP physicians curated by the Diocese of Jefferson City.

NFP Posts

Entrevista con médico: Métodos de planificación familiar natural

By Deacon Enrique Castro | September 15, 2021

Conoce los métodos que se ofrecen en nuestra diócesis y sobre los cursos para aprender estos métodos. DA CLIC AQUÍ