Written by Melissa Gorley.
Couple to Couple League has launched a dynamic, one-stop parish outreach initiative called myparishNFP.org. With resources for clergy, parish staff, and couples and families gathered in one site, it has never been easier to access trusted video and textual materials, classes, and personalized support for navigating fertility with faith.
At myparishNFP.org, parishes can access free digital downloads of educational and promotional materials for use in all aspects of formation, from marriage preparation to bulletin announcements. Parish staff can connect with one of eight CCL regional representatives for direction on the resources that are the best fit for their parish population, including Spanish speakers. Regional reps who speak Spanish are available, as well as materials, instruction, and coaching in Spanish. Parishes may order a free myparishNFP Sample Kit of additional materials available, such as an “NFP RoadMap” for guiding engaged couples.
Clergy have access to support resources unique to their needs at myparishNFP.org. An on-demand Clergy Seminar of six videos may be accessed at any time and at any pace. God’s gift of fertility is a blessing to couples and families- these videos help pastors and all priests to grow in their appreciation and enthusiasm for sharing this good news.
Finally, myparishNFP.org is the place to send couples and families searching for help throughout a lifetime of fertility. There, CCL and its digital outreach Fertility Science Institute (FSI) offer support every step of the way: from choosing a method of natural family planning with a “Method Matcher” quiz, to instruction in the sympto-thermal method, to personalized postpartum and perimenopause coaching and support, to a Mother Daughter program that introduces teen girls to the gift and beauty of their menstrual cycles. FSI also hosts an online Directory of natural and moral fertility awareness educators and medical professionals across the methods for help finding additional professional support.
The myparishNFP.org site is a fruit of CCL’s fifty years of instruction and mentorship of couples in the sympto-thermal method of natural family planning and directly connects parishes to CCL’s latest developments, including CCL’s Fertility Science Institute and staff regional representatives (English and Spanish). Check out myparishNFP.org and share it with your parish today to help more Catholics navigate fertility with faith in every stage of life.