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Day of Reflection

The Gift of Fertility Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Location: Joseph House, 279 Cartier Street, Manchester, NH
Cost: $20

10:00 am - Holy Mass with Fr. John MacKenzie

10:30 am - Coffee and Divine Mercy talk

11:30 am - Divine Mercy Chaplet

12-1 pm - Luncheon

1-2 pm - Theology of the Body, SPICE, and the Year of Mercy by Marie Anne Jacques, FCP

2 pm - Rosary for Life and Adoration

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Creighton Model FertilityCare Practicioner Training

July 21 - 27, 2013
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. 
CLICK HERE for posters, liturgy and prayer resources.

Help couples discover what every couple needs to know, and what every woman has a right to know about fertility. Marguerite d’Youville FertilityCare Services provides training to become a Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner. The Program consists of 2 Education Phases and 2 Supervised Practicum, Site Visit and exam. The Education Phases will be conducted at the Gianna Family Care Center in Londonderry, NH. This eliminates the travel and room & board expenses often associated with this program.

The Education Phase I, usually taught in 8 consecutive days, will be conducted over two 4 day weekends making it easier for the student to leave job or family for the training.

The Supervised Practicum will be conducted in the student’s home town or parish.

The FertilityCare System is 99% effective to space pregnancy and offers couples who are experiencing infertility hope to achieve their dream of pregnancy without artificial reproductive technologies and in keeping with the teachings of the church. To learn more about the program and about establishing a FertilityCare Center in your parish contact: Kathy Rivet, CFCE at 603-232-3141 or e-mail at MargueriteFertilityCare@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE to download the flyer.

Avoiding and Achieving a Pregnancy Naturally

Couples can plan and space their children with relative ease using modern methods of Natural Family Planning. Today’s natural methods are highly effective when used to achieve pregnancy, 99% effective to avoid or postpone pregnancy, and 100% natural.

The Best Kept Secrets of Natural Procreative Education

Natural Methods of Family Planning:

  • Are as effective to avoid pregnancy as any other method of family planning, including the birth control pill when taught and used correctly.
  • Enhances a couple’s relationship.
  • Respects Life from the moment of conception.
  • Can be effective with assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, miscarriage, ovarian cysts and PMS.
  • Are more effective to achieve pregnancy than artificial reproductive technologies, including IVF, for couples experiencing infertility.
  • Are inexpensive.
  • Are an investment in your future because they can be used during the your entire procreative life, to plan or avoid pregnancy, coming off of hormonal contraception, breastfeeding, post-partum, Perimenopause or any other situation.
  • Are a valuable gynecological and health record because of the daily tracking of signs of fertility.
  • Are a healthy alternative for health-conscious couples.

Click on the links below to learn more about how these methods can assist you.

A Couple's Perspective on Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning is often confused with the outdated rhythm method of family planning which was very limiting and unreliable. Today's NFP can be used to achieve or avoid pregnancy with a great deal of accuracy, help with conditions like PMS, infertility, and repeated miscarriages, and strengthen the communication and bond between a husband and wife. 

Listen to an interview with Kathy Rivet, Coordinator for Natural Family Planning for the Diocese of Manchester, and Matt and Mary Vigneau, a couple who have been married for two years. Matt and Mary share their experience with NFP and discuss how it has impacted their relationship. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview.
Photo: Matt and Mary Vigneau at the Baptism of their baby boy.


Information on any of these methods can be obtained by contacting:
Kathy Rivet, BS, Certified FertilityCare Educator
Coordinator Natural Family Planning, Diocese of Manchester
Marguerite d'Youville FertilityCare Services
(603) 232-3141

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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