Learn NFP and prepare for National NFP Awareness Week


There will be an online Introductory Session of the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM. The  Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System encompasses a moral, natural, healthy, modern and scientifically reliable method of Natural Family Planning.  For single women and engaged couples, the Creighton Model focuses on a woman's health while teaching and promoting abstinence.  For married couples, the Creighton Model  FertilityCare™ System helps build stronger marriages.   Married couples are taught how to identify and understand their signs of fertility which they can use to either achieve or to postpone a pregnancy in accordance with God's design and will.  You are invited to register for this session by contacting Sally Zaleski, CFCP at naprogal@gmail.com.  Registration is required.

Creighton Model FertilityCare System


Welcome to the Creighton Model FertilityCare System!  Whether you are an engaged couple looking to learn how to live out your sexuality within marriage, or whether you are already married and looking for a different option to family planning, you are in the right place.  While there are several different natural methods available, the Creighton Model FertilityCare System is a medical-model system that allows women and couples to:


  1. learn about your fertility;

  2. monitor and evaluate the woman’s health;


This System is used to:

  1. observe biological markers to indicate days of fertility and infertility both before and after ovulation;

  2. either avoid or achieve pregnancy.


Contrary to what some may think, the Creighton Model FertilityCare System is not your grandmother’s old Rhythm Method, which has been proven to be unreliable.


There are several advantages to this System.

  • It respects and upholds the dignity of women and marriages.

  • It is taught by a trained FertilityCare Practitioner.

  • It is medically safe, and inexpensive.

  • It is easy to learn.

  • It is tailored to the user no matter what kind of cycles are experienced.

  • It is a System that can be used by any woman, from the beginning of menses and ending with menopause. 


Learning the Creighton Model FertilityCare System begins with an Introductory Session that will give a general presentation of:

  • the system’s scientific foundation;

  • overview of the male and female reproductive systems;

  • introduction to charting and observational routine;

  • effectiveness Studies.


This presentation takes approximately an hour and leaves time for questions at the end. 


After the Introductory Session, should women and couples decide to continue and learn the System, private follow-up sessions would then be scheduled.  Follow-ups are where the actual teaching of the System takes place.  Follow-ups are important as they allow the user to quickly gain confidence in using the System.  As long as there aren’t any physical issues that present during follow-ups, there will be 8 follow-up sessions over the course of a year, with the first four being every two weeks after the Introductory Session.


The Registration Fee for all Introductory Sessions is only $20 per registration. 

To register, complete the Registration Form, choose an Introductory System date from those listed (Sessions are held monthly), and click on the payment button to complete your payment via Paypal.  Please note your name and date of registration at the time of payment.


For questions, please contact Sally J. Zaleski, CFCP at 803.814.6225 or by email at naprogal@gmail.com.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

3512 Devine Street

Columbia, SC  29205


Fax: 803.799.7607




St. Joseph Catholic School


Fax: 803.540.1913



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Parish Office Hours:

Weekdays:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

(Closes at 12:30 PM on Fridays in July)

Weekends: Closed

Church Hours:

Open for private prayer

Mondays-Fridays:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

(Closes at 12:30 PM on Fridays in July)

Directions to St. Joseph's and Map of Campus