Family & Social Concerns: Parish Resources
In an effort to support the wonderful work of the priests and parishes of the Diocese of Steubenville, the following resources have been provided for your use. We will update this section on a regular basis based on upcoming events and the needs of our priests and parishes. Please be sure to contact us if you are in need of other resources that we might be able to provide.
National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week - July 23-29, 2017
“It’s Time! Say ‘Yes’ to God’s Plan for Married Love” is the theme of this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s design for married love and the gift of life and to raise awareness of Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods. “NFP,” as the U.S. bishops have written, is supportive of Catholic beliefs about married love because it “respects the God-given power to love a new human life into being” (see, U.S. Bishops, Married Love and the Gift of Life). This year’s theme invites a reflection on how “now” could be a very good and acceptable time to learn more about NFP and the Church’s beautiful teachings about marriage and God’s plan for married love.
The following resources are recommended for parishes and other ministries:
Homily Notes (USCCB)
Suggested Intercessions for the Prayer of the Faithful (USCCB) -- for the full list, click here.
Natural Family Planning: Sharing God's Vision for your Marriage and Family (NFP Brochure from the Diocese of Steubenville)