Diocese of Stockton Hosts Series of NFP Presentations

Fall 2023

Learn the Science – Appreciate the Gift— Live Joyfully and Responsibly

A Series of Talks  by CANFP on Natural Family Planning and Fertility Appreciation

Hosted by the Diocese of Stockton









CANFP’s Executive Director, Sheila St. John was invited by the Diocese of Stockton to  offer the opening  talk, Fertility Appreciation & Natural Family Planning – Pro-Marriage & Pro-Life at the diocesan joint gathering of parish Family and Respect Life Ministries, Sept 9, 2023. The CANFP resource table was staffed by Executive Board Member Maryah Nunez, who is Director of Youth Ministry at All Saints University Parish, in the Diocese of Stockton. Additional talks throughout the day raised awareness on ministries serving the victims of sex trafficking, and centers offering services to women facing pregnancy in challenging situations. Bishop Myron Cotta gave the closing presentation, encouraging all present in their commitment to defend the dignity of life and marriage.

Fr. Mark Wagner, who previously served on the Executive Board of CANFP, Pastor of his boyhood parish, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Stockton, invited CANFP to visit and share the good news of NFP with the parish. Fr. Wagner preached on it, and invited Sheila St. John to speak briefly at the end of every weekend Mass, and provide a resource table. Sheila also gave a talk for the parish young adult group, and another open to the entire parish. The final presentation, an Intro to the FertilityCare System given by Julie Linder, Professional Member of CANFP and an NFP Teacher in the Stockton Diocese, provided the practical tools to live the concepts introduced throughout the weekend.

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