Celebrate and reverence God’s vision of human sexuality
Welcome to the NFP Office of the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Our ministry focuses on accompanying
couples in learning and living the good news of God’s plan for sex, love, and
marriage. We hope that this information helps you on your journey.
Angelo and Suzanne Pietropaoli, NFP Directors
With the creation of man and woman in his own image and likeness, God crowns and brings to perfection the work of his hands. He calls them to a special sharing in his love and in power as Creator and Father, through their free and responsible cooperation in transmitting the gift of human life: “God blessed them and said to them, be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and subdue it. “ --St. Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation on the Family
the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
· (2363) The spouses’ union achieves the two-fold end of marriage: the good of the spouses themselves, and the transmission of life. These two meanings or values of marriage cannot be separated without altering the couple’s spiritual life and compromising the goods of marriage and the future of the family.
· (2367) Called to give life, spouses share in the creative power and fatherhood of God. Married couples should regard it as their proper mission to transmit human life and educate their children….They will fulfill this with a sense of human and Christian responsibility.
· (2370) The method of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of the infertile periods is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality. These (natural) methods respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom.
information, local classes, support, or further discussion, please contact NFP
Directors Angelo and Suzanne Pietropaoli at315-393-2920.
ONLINE LEARNING OPTIONS
Sympto-Thermal Method (Temperature AND mucus signs)
http://symptopro.org/ (classes also available locally)
http://www.ccli.org/ (Couple to Couple League)
https://www.creightonmodel.com/ (This system links with NaPro Technology)
Sympto-Hormonal Method (NFP system with hormone monitors)
https://www.mmnfp.com/ (Marquette University School of Nursing)
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GOD’S PLAN FOR MARRIAGE:
http://tobinstitute.org (Theology of the Body Institute)
www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops)
https://livingthesacrament.com/ (Online Catholic NFP community)