July 15, 2016

Pre Cana Conference, Tobit Weekend and One in Christ programs prepare engaged couples for the sacrament of marriage

Criterion staff report

Three marriage preparation programs offered in the archdiocese—the Pre Cana Conference, Tobit Weekend and One in Christ—help prepare engaged couples for the sacrament of marriage, as well as the challenges of married life.

Pre Cana Conference programs are scheduled on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Oct. 21-22, and in 2017 on Jan. 13-14, Feb. 17-18 and March 31-April 1. Sessions are held on the first evening from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and the next day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis.

Registration is required. The cost for a commuting couple is $185, and $255 for couples staying overnight. To register, log on to www.archindy.org/fatima.

Tobit Weekend retreats for the next 12 months are scheduled at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House on Sept. 16-18 and Oct. 28-30, and in 2017 on Jan. 6-8, April 7-9, May 5-6 and June 2-3.

The registration fee of $298 includes the program presented by trained facilitators, meals and overnight accommodations for the weekend.

Registration is required. A $150 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. To register, log on to www.archindy.org/fatima.

The One in Christ three-day marriage program will be held on Sept. 10-11 and 17, and in 2017 on Jan. 14-15 and 21. Both retreats will be held at Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian St., in Greenwood. The first day is from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., the second day is from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and the third day is from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The cost is $220 and covers meals and materials.

For more information call 317-600-5629, e-mail info@OICIndy.com or log on to www.OICIndy.com.

Early registrations are recommended because the marriage preparation programs fill up quickly. †

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