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National Natural Family Planning (NFP) Liaison's Note

July 23-30, 2016

Lisa and Mike Brandon FamiliyThis week, the Catholic Church is celebrating National Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week.

NFP is the method of family planning approved by the Catholic Church to achieve and postpone pregnancy. It involves looking for natural signs in order to determine a woman’s fertile period. When implemented correctly, it is over 99% effective for avoiding pregnancy. Couples who use NFP grow in virtue, communication, intimacy, self-control and have significantly lower rates of divorce than couples who use contraception.

During our 12 years of marriage, Mike and I have used the Creighton Model. This NFP method was developed by Dr. Thomas Hilgers, the founder of the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha. The Creighton Model uses the standardized observation and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman's health and fertility. Daily observations of cervical mucus, which are recorded in a chart, help couples determine the fertile times in a women’s cycle.

Research has shown the Creighton Model to be 99.5% effective to avoid pregnancy. Along with the Creighton Model, the Pope Paul VI Institute uses NaPro TECHNOLOGY. It is a system developed to monitor and maintain the reproductive and gynecological health of women using natural means.

Mike and I are very thankful for having the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha. The Creighton Model and NaPro TECHNOLOGY have helped us avoid and achieve pregnancy. We have been blessed with four wonderful children, Irick (8), Emry (7), Kyler (3) and Rylen (5 months).

When we experienced secondary infertility, the skilled doctors at the Pope Paul VI Institute diagnosed and surgically treated my endometriosis. Recently, I have been grateful for the care I have received in treating my postpartum depression. The natural use of progesterone has helped with my anxiousness, irritability, and irrational thoughts. read more...



Friday, July 29
9:15 a.m. Line Dancing (Social Hall)

Saturday, July 30
7:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness (Steinhausen Center)
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi (Steinhausen Center)

Sunday, July 31
10:30 a.m. Baptism Preparation (Education Center)

Monday, August 1
9:15 a.m. Senior Exercise (Social Hall)
11:30 a.m. Senior Lunch (Steinhausen Center)
7:30 p.m. Prayer Group (Church)

Tuesday, August 2
9:15 a.m. Zumba (Social Hall)
7:00 p.m. Respect Life (Parish Office)

Wednesday, August 3
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi (Steinhausen Center)
7:00 p.m. Summer Book Club (Social Hall)

Thursday, August 4
7:00 p.m. Legion of Mary (Social Hall)
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts (Social Hall)

Friday, August 5
9:15 a.m. Line Dancing (Social Hall)

Saturday, August 6
7:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness (Steinhausen Center)
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi (Steinhausen Center)

Sunday, August 7
11:30 a.m. St. Columbkille 101 (Steinhausen Center))
11:30 p.m. EMHC-Lector Training (Church & Social Hall))


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July 24-30

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