Natural Family Planning

Modern Methods of Natural Family Planning (NFP) are versatile and is usable in any stage of a woman’s reproductive life; (regular, irregular cycles, breast feeding etc.) to either achieve or avoid pregnancy.  It is based upon the couple’s own knowledge of their naturally occurring cyclic phases of fertility and infertility.  Natural Family Planning is not contraception, it offers high reliability, morally acceptable and is a true means of shared family planning in which couples value, respect and understand their combined fertility.

Diocese of San Jose Fertility Care specializes in the Creighton Model System (family planning that’s completely natural). The Creighton Model System of Natural Family Planning offered through the Diocese of San Jose is also highly beneficial for those couples facing infertility concerns.

Information is taken from Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, 6901 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68106, U.S.A.


Natural Family Planning Class

These classes are taught by certified instructors from the Diocese of San Jose

Natural Family Planning Questions and Answers

To answer this question you must view the NFP registration form/s available above by clicking on ENGLISH or SPANISH.  Note the forms on this website are revised and updated every month or every other month depending on how soon sessions become unavailable.

When NFP sessions are no longer available before your wedding date please contact our facilitator Dolores Moreno at 408-983-0130 or Dolores provides private sessions to couples that require scheduling an NFP session as soon as possible.  Unable to schedule a private or regular session we encourage you to notify the Priest asking for this requirement to be fulfilled before your wedding date, and if permitted may this requirement be completed after your wedding celebration. Most Priests will allow this.

At this time we do not accept registrations over the phone, fax, or email.  All registration forms (both English and Spanish) must be mailed to Attention: NFP, Office for Parish Services, Diocese of San Jose, The Chancery, 1150 N. 1st St., Ste. 100, San Jose, CA  95112.  NO WALKINS ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF THE SESSION.

Yes, you will receive a Natural Family Planning Confirmation letter through e-mail or regular mail.

We do not provide marriage preparation classes.  We can only advise you to see your parish priest/marriage coordinator (who is supposed to give you and your fiancé the marriage preparation).  Depending on the requirements of that state – then ask the parish Priest in San José if he will accept the out of state requirements.  In the Diocese of San José, we require engaged couples to attend the Engaged Encounter weekend and the Introductory session for Natural Family Planning.

For more information contact Natural Family Planning:

Dolores Moreno, Certified Fertility Care Practitioner, Creighton Model Fertility Care System, 408-983-0130/

Julie Linder, Certified Fertility Care Practitioner, Creighton Model Fertility Care System, 408-983-0130/

For the Engaged Encounter – Please contact: Chip & Weedgie Maloney to schedule an Engaged Encounter weekend retreat at 408-867-7753 or

Encuentro Católico para Novios Guillermo y Belén Márquez 408-363-0644 o o