Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlights the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood along with the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's landmark encyclical.
For those in the NY tri-state area,visit St. Mary Church in Norwalk, CT on Friday July 25 at 6:30 PM for a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite followed by a visit by Msgr. William Smith, Moral Theology Professor, St. Joseph Seminary Dunwoodie, who will speak on "Humanae Vitae: 40 years later."
Mass is offered in reparation for sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus.