Calendar of Events
July 21, 2013
NFP Awareness Week Begins July 21nd, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – “Pro-Woman, Pro-Man, Pro-Child, Natural Family Planning” is the theme of this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s design for married love and the gift of life and to raise awareness of Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods. “NFP,” as the U.S. bishops have written, is supportive of Catholic beliefs about married love because it “respects the God-given power to love a new human life into being” (see, U.S. Bishops, Married Love and the Gift of Life, 2006).
The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week (July 21nd –27th, 2013) 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.
Resources (e.g., the 2012 NFP Week poster, prayers, homily notes, bulletin inserts, etc.) and ideas for celebrating and promoting NFP Awareness Week in your area can be found on the USCCB’s NFP Program website: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/awareness-week
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Come have some fun with other families living the NFP lifestyle!!
There is play equipment for the kids and everyone should bring a dish to pass.
CCL will be honoring our retiring Teaching Couple, John and Claire Mueller. Come out and thank them for their 25+ years of service!
We will also have a short presentation by our new Teaching Couple Amy Jo and Andrew Boggs about CyclePro-Go, CCL’s new online charting software.
This event is co-sponsored by the Couple to Couple League – Detroit Chapter and the Archdiocese of Detroit NFP Office.
Please contact us if you need brochures or class schedules for your parish!