February 28, 2020

Pre Cana Conference, Tobit Weekend and One in Christ program prepare engaged couples for 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.

Early registration is recommended for all programs, as each fills up quickly.

Pre Cana Conference programs take place from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and are offered in parishes throughout the archdiocese. The schedule for 2020 is as follows:

  • April 25 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., in Indianapolis.
  • May 30 at Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, in Bloomington.
  • June 20 at St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road, in Indianapolis.
  • Aug. 8 at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., in Indianapolis.
  • Sept. 12 at St. Agnes Parish, 1008 McLary Road, in Nashville.
  • Nov. 21 at SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road, in Greenwood.

The cost is $125 per couple. To register, go to www.archindy.org/precana. For more information about the program, contact the archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life at 800-382-9836, ext. 1521, or 317‑236-1521.

Tobit Weekend retreats take place at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis. There are three opportunities remaining in 2020: May 1-3, June 26-28 and Sept. 18-20.

The registration fee of $298 includes program materials, meals, snacks and overnight accommodations for the weekend.

To register, go to www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/tobit.html. For questions about registering, contact Jennifer Burger at jburger@archindy.org or 317-545-7681. For more information about the program and its contents, contact Cheryl McSweeney at cmcsweeney@archindy.org or 317-545-7681, ext. 106.

One in Christ marriage preparation, which includes a medical panel to address questions regarding reproduction and fertility, is a three-day program spanning a weekend and the following Saturday. The first day of the program is 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., the second day is 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and the third day is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

There are three sessions scheduled for 2020:

  • March 7, 8 and 14, at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Main St., in Greenwood.
  • June 6, 7 and 13 at St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., in Brownsburg.
  • Oct. 10, 11 and 17 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Main St., in Greenwood.

The cost is $220, which covers meals and materials.

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

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