Natural Family Planning
Supporting God’s gifts of love and life in marriage


July 25 – 31, 2021

To have, To hold, To honor



Celebrate and reverence
God’s vision of human sexuality


Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is an annual national educational campaign. The Natural Family Planning Program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) works to focus attention on Natural Family Planning methods and Church teachings that support their use in marriage.

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love, and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother. (Pope Francis has designated that feast as World Grandparents Day, a fitting commemoration during National NFP Awareness Week!)

Please consider ways in which your parish or you can help raise awareness about Natural Family Planning.  For further information, contact or see the USCCB resources below.

For Information about Natural Family Planning in our Diocese, contact Jen Housel, Director for Community and Family Development, (, 570-207-2213 x 1104) or visit our Diocesan NFP webpage: