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Pro-Life, Marriage, and Family Life

Resources for Women and Families Seeking Help

Marriage Preparation

Marriage Preparation Information for Engaged Couples

Marriage Preparation Resources for Parishes

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Married couples using NFP to avoid pregnancy for the time being abstain from intercourse and genital contact during the fertile phase of the woman’s cycle. Likewise, married couples open to the possibility of conceiving a child engage in intercourse during the fertile phase of the woman’s cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid or achieve pregnancy.

NFP reflects the God-given dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife.

Marriage Enrichment

Walking with Moms in Need

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First Step for Change

Catholic Charities will hold its annual First Step for Change campaign from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day, honoring the faith, humility and love it takes to raise a child.

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Springs in the Desert (Bulletin Materials)

As a Catholic infertility ministry, Springs in the Desert is more than just a ministry; we are a place of respite, solidarity, and encouragement – wherever you are on the path of infertility, or in the experience of pregnancy loss.

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Young People: Are You Scared to Talk about Abortion?

On Saturday, May 18th, Ohio Right to Life, Students for Life of America and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo are sponsoring an apologetic conference for students entitled “Persuasive Pro-Life” at the St. Thomas More Newman Center at the Ohio State University from 10 am – 2:30 pm.

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Students for Life

Any parish, school or campus interested in forming a Students for Life group may contact the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at dschmidt@youngstowndiocese.org or 330-744-8451 ext. 272.

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Upcoming Events

June 2024
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Tuesday July 23
All Day NFP Awareness WeekYearly
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Saturday August 17
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Sunday September 8
Saturday September 28
October 2024
Tuesday October 1
Saturday October 26
January 2025
Sunday January 12
Thursday January 16
All Day 9 Days for LifeYearly
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Friday February 7
All Day National Marriage WeekYearly
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