Natural Family Planning

"The moral law obliges … [husband and wife] in every case to … respect the biological laws inscribed in their person. It is precisely this respect which makes legitimate, at the service of responsible procreation, the use of natural methods of regulating fertility."

(John Paul II, Evangelium vitae, no. 97)

The Natural Family Planning Program is committed to supporting the people of our Diocese with up-to-date scientific data and Church teachings to help them better understand and live out their fertility within God's plan.

The Diocese provides a variety of classes and resources for people at all stages of their fertility, including pre-puberty programs for girls, engaged couple overviews, family planning for married couples, information on infertility, breastfeeding, and peri-menopause.

Engaged couples are highly encouraged to attend a "Healthy Love" or other Catholic introduction to Natural Family Planning session during their engagement.  The introductory session usually takes two hours.  This introduction is already included in our Diocesan Marriage Preparation programs.

For couples not attending one of these events, they may call for appointment or more information:

October 18, 2014 (TBD) at Transformations, 3427 Gull Road, Kalamazoo.
(2015 dates TBC)

Healty Love Registration Form

Anyone wishing to learn the complete method of Natural Family Planning may make arrangements directly with one of our certified instructors. 

Certified NFP Instructors


For more information, contact:

Jane Bodway
(269) 903-0147
jbodway@dioceseofkalamazoo.org