The Couple to Couple League was founded in 1971 and now has over 1000 active teaching couples in the USA and some foreign countries. Although they are volunteers, the teachers receive professional training lasting up to a year. The Oneida County chapter, started in 1981, has held over 50 classes in Natural Family Planning. Jim and Mary Margaret Van Damme are the original Teaching Couple, certified in 1981. Carol and Dave Armitage are the Promoters for this Chapter; the Carguellos promote in the Syracuse area. Other teachers have moved in and out (the Mitchells and the Wagners). The O'Connells are taking a breather from teaching for now. Joe and Vicky Kraeger live in Lewis County (Port Leyden) and teach mostly in Watertown and Fort Drum. We don't have Chapter meetings and such things, but we do like to hear from our students.
We don't usually give speeches to groups because our charter is teaching NFP; preaching is for ministers, teaching morality is for catechists, and gynecology is for doctors. However, we can supply you with information on these topics, especially if you talk to young adults who could soon fall into the trap of contraception. We do speak briefly to Catholic marriage preparation seminars in Utica. Remember, NFP is the next best thing to marriage insurance.
Jim and Mary Margaret Van Damme, Dave and Carol Armitage, Larry & Renee O'Connell, Lisa Carguello (who has her hands full)
Sean Clive rocks the party
Here's his new CD (shameless non-solicited promotion)
Carol Armitage runs one of her silly kid games, which everybody loves.
This one involves putting on a nose clip then tasting some wierd looking frosting and trying to guess what the flavor is.
Third Annual Syracuse Catholic Diocese NFP Day Mass and Potluck Luncheon
Catholic Diocese NFP Day Mass and
to celebrate NFP Awareness week
Held Sunday July 24, 2005, at Holy Family Church, Fairmount NY
Bishop James M.
your hat, mister
everyone. It poured rain, but we all had a good time. Inside.
Last Freshened up April 14, 2007