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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.