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BOMA Class Series

Observations are made daily of the biomarkers of cervical mucus and vaginal sensations that women experience at the vulva. The sensation and the visual aspects of cervical mucus are recorded daily by using a Billings Method chart and either stamps or symbols. Couples are given two charts, a booklet and a packet of stamps in addition to viewing the instructor's PowerPoint presentation.

There are 4 rules to this method and no temperature taking. Group instruction is offered for the first two classes. Individual follow-ups are then scheduled for at least two more sessions or until the clients are autonomous in their use of the method.


Creighton Model NFP

Like all NFP methods, the Creighton Model System (or CrMS) relies upon the observation and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman's health and fertility. These "biomarkers" tell the couple when they are naturally fertile and infertile, allowing the couple to use the system either to achieve or to space a pregnancy.

Since these biomarkers also telegraph abnormalities in a woman's health, it can also be used to network with gynecologic and procreative healthcare professionals. The teachers of the CrMS are trained to assist and refer clients to specifically trained physicians who have been educated to incorporate the CrMS into their medical practice.

The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) is a standardized modification of the Billings Ovulation Method. Like all other NFP methods, it is built on research, education, and service and is an integrated educational system designed to assure the highest quality service possible for the educator and client couple.

The full series of Creighton classes begins with a 2 hour group session which articulates on how this method fits in with Catholic teachings on married sexuality. It also covers the scientific basis of all NFP methods and how to observe and chart the signs specific to this method. After the first group session, the remaining meetings or "follow-ups" with the instructor and client couple are hour long private sessions scheduled at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 weeks. More sessions are available, if needed, at $30 each, and can be scheduled by emailing or calling the Office of NFP or your CrMs Instructor.

Session One, 5 follow up sessions, and course materials are included for the tuition cost of $150 per client or client couple.


God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage

This workshop for couples is scheduled as a full Saturday format. The God's Plan workshop is based on John Paul II's inspiring Theology of the Body and it will show you in an engaging way not only what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage and sexuality, but why she teaches it. Fulfills STEP 4 of marriage preparation in the Diocese of Phoenix.

    Schedule:

    9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Please arrive by 8:45 AM for check-in. Light breakfast and full lunch included. Sacrament of Reconciliation available for Catholics in the afternoon. No need to bring anything but love for your future spouse and readiness to be truly present during the day!


Love for Life Engaged Weekend

    This weekend workshop for engaged couples is scheduled on a Friday evening and full day Saturday format and is held at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Downtown Phoenix. The Love for Life Weekend will allow you as a couple to discuss key areas of marital life including couple communication, finances, goals and dreams, becoming parents and the meaning of the sacrament of marriage. Attendance fulfills STEP 3 of marriage preparation in the Diocese of Phoenix.

      Schedule:

      Friday night: 6:30-9:30 PM

      Saturday: 9AM-6PM

      Saturday light breakfast and full lunch included.

      We look forward to having you! No need to bring anything with you but love for your fiancé and readiness to grow in your understanding of marriage. Opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation for Catholic attendees Saturday afternoon.


Loving Anew Remarriage Seminar

The Loving Anew Remarriage Seminar is a one-day Saturday course designed as a Married Life Skills (Step 3) course for couples entering a union after annulment or widowhood. Course covers Communication in Marriage, Conflict Resolution, Stewardship of God's gifts--Finances; and an overview of the meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage. Light breakfast and a full lunch is served. All materials are provided. Just bring energy and a deep love for your betrothed, open to what God has for you during the day!

    Schedule:

    Class runs from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. A light breakfast will be served at 8:15 AM and full lunch for all registered attendees.


Sympto-Thermal Class Series

This class series teaches the Sympto-thermal method of NFP and includes:

  • A minimum of 3 "learner centered" classes, approximately 2 1/2- 3 hours long, taught by certified instructors including private consultations with couple.
  • Class materials needed for the practice of the Sympto-thermal method.
  • Private follow-up appointments with each couples after classes 2 and 3 and 1 month following class 3.
  • Certificate of completion if required for marriage preparation will be given to the couple after completion of 1 month follow up if account is paid.



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FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Wed 01/08/20 6:00PM
Wed 01/22/20 6:00PM
Wed 02/19/20 6:00PM
Wed 03/18/20 6:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Mon 01/13/20 6:00PM
Mon 01/27/20 6:00PM
Mon 02/24/20 6:00PM
Mon 03/23/20 6:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 01/14/20 7:00PM
Tue 01/28/20 7:00PM
Tue 02/25/20 7:00PM
Tue 03/24/20 7:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Fri 01/24/20 6:00PM
Fri 02/07/20 6:00PM
Fri 03/06/20 6:00PM
Fri 04/03/20 6:00PM
Saint Thomas the Apostle, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 01/25/20 9:00AM
Sat 02/15/20 9:00AM
Sat 03/07/20 9:00AM
Sat 04/04/20 9:00AM
Saint Timothy, Mesa
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sun 01/26/20 1:00PM
Sun 02/09/20 1:00PM
Sun 03/08/20 1:00PM
Sun 04/05/20 1:00PM
Mercy Gilbert Medical Hospital, Gilbert
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Mon 02/10/20 6:00PM
Mon 02/24/20 6:00PM
Mon 03/23/20 6:00PM
Mon 04/20/20 6:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Wed 02/12/20 5:30PM
Wed 02/26/20 5:30PM
Wed 03/25/20 5:30PM
Wed 04/22/20 5:30PM
Saint Thomas More, Glendale
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$130.00 0
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 02/15/20 8:30AM
Sat 02/29/20 9:00AM
Sat 03/28/20 9:00AM
Sat 04/25/20 9:00AM
San Francisco de Asis - Flagstaff, Flagstaff
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$130.00 4
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 02/18/20 6:30PM
Tue 03/03/20 6:30PM
Tue 03/31/20 6:30PM
Tue 04/28/20 6:30PM
Sacred Heart Prescott, Prescott
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$130.00 4
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Mon 03/16/20 6:00PM
Mon 03/30/20 6:00PM
Mon 04/27/20 6:00PM
Mon 05/18/20 6:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 05/12/20 6:30PM
Tue 05/26/20 6:30PM
Tue 06/23/20 6:30PM
Tue 07/21/20 6:30PM
Sacred Heart Prescott, Prescott
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$130.00 4
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Mon 06/01/20 6:00PM
Mon 06/15/20 6:00PM
Mon 07/13/20 6:00PM
Mon 08/10/20 6:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Wed 06/03/20 5:30PM
Wed 06/17/20 5:30PM
Wed 07/15/20 5:30PM
Wed 08/12/20 5:30PM
Saint Thomas More, Glendale
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$130.00 2
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Sat 08/22/20 8:30AM
Sat 09/05/20 9:00AM
Sat 10/03/20 9:00AM
Sat 11/07/20 9:00AM
San Francisco de Asis - Flagstaff, Flagstaff
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$130.00 9
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Mon 08/24/20 6:00PM
Mon 08/31/20 6:00PM
Mon 10/05/20 6:00PM
Mon 11/02/20 6:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 2
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Mon 08/31/20 6:00PM
Mon 09/14/20 6:00PM
Mon 10/12/20 6:00PM
Mon 11/09/20 6:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 09/01/20 6:30PM
Tue 09/15/20 6:30PM
Tue 10/13/20 6:30PM
Tue 11/10/20 6:30PM
Sacred Heart Prescott, Prescott
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$130.00 4
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Wed 09/02/20 5:30PM
Wed 09/16/20 5:30PM
Wed 10/14/20 5:30PM
Wed 11/18/20 5:30PM
Saint Thomas More, Glendale
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$130.00 4
Sympto-Thermal Class Series Tue 10/06/20 7:00PM
Tue 10/20/20 7:00PM
Tue 11/17/20 7:00PM
Tue 12/15/20 7:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 4
FULL Sympto-Thermal Class Series Fri 12/31/21 3:00PM
Fri 12/31/21 3:00PM
Fri 12/31/21 3:00PM
Fri 12/31/21 3:00PM
Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix
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$130.00 0