Saint Max Church

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the all natural way of deciding how many children you will have and how far apart they will be spaced that is in keeping with the teaching of the Catholic Church. When done correctly, NFP can be as effective as artificial contraception. For many years, doctors and researchers have been studying a woman’s body to see how her hormones, temperature, and fluids respond to different stages of her monthly cycle. By knowing how a woman’s body works optimally, a couple use that information to determine their own fertility.

NFP at St. Max

We usually have two sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. All classes will be held from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Room 16. 

The cost is $150 plus shipping, however this course is FREE for registered parishioners, contact the teaching couple for the promo code.

Free babysitting might be available. Please check with the teaching couple to confirm. 

If you're interested in the Main Series, Perimenopause, or Postpartum NFP classes, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Dave and Jen at

 NFP is required for all couples going through marriage preparation at St. Max. 

4 Most Common Forms of NFP:

Upcoming Series of Classes

Class Date 1: Saturday, Feb 3, 2024, 9:30AM
Class Date 2: Saturday, Mar 2, 2024, 9:30AM
Class Date 3: Saturday, Apr 6, 2024, 9:30AM

Register Here

"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." 

-Pope St. John Paul the Great

Ministry Contacts

Dave & Jen Brunsman
(818) 983-9901