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So many, many places,
So many, many moments
On the go,
How could I not say "Yes" To the bench that beckons,
"Sit and rest awhile,"
To the sky whose wide open arms Inspire me to dream,
To the million rustling leaves Waving,
"Be free,"
And to the God whispering,
"I love you.
Won't you spend time with me?"
How could I not say "Yes"
To a place, To moments,
Like this?
~Cathy Lamperski Dearing


Click here to register for any of the following Fatima sponsored programs.

In addition to the sponsored programs listed below, Our Lady of Fatima hosts many other retreats and programs including Christian Awakening and Kairos retreats, staff retreats and conferences, clergy retreats, retreats for married couples including Worldwide Marriage Encounter and Retrouvaille, and much more. For information about hosting your retreat at Fatima, contact us at (317) 545-7681 and ask for Cheryl at extension 106 or Georgene at extension 105.


~Silent Self-Guided Days of Reflection~

These days offer participants the opportunity to come away to Fatima in a relaxed, calm and quiet atmosphere-an opportunity to 'unplug' from the outside world. Step away from electronics, phones, computers and such and focus your attention on your relationship with God. Prayer, silence, and your focus on listening is at the heart of these days.

2016 Opportunities:

ADVENT SILENT DAYS AND NIGHTS

Come for a day or stay overnight

  • Tuesday, December 13
  • Wednesday, December 14
  • Thursday December 15

2017 Opportunities:

  • Friday, January 27
  • Monday, February 13
  • Wednesday, March 1

HOLY WEEK SILENT DAYS AND NIGHTS

Come for a day or stay overnight

  • Sunday, April 9, starting at 6 pm
  • Monday, April 10
  • Tuesday, April 11
  • Wednesday, April 12
  • Thursday, April 13 until 4 pm

 

  • Monday, May 22
  • Monday, June 26
  • Friday, July 7

 

Registration fees:

$32.00 includes a room to use for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and the use of the common areas and grounds of the retreat house. Please contact our registrar,
Marcia Johnson or by phone at 317-545-7681 ext 107.

As an option, and depending on availability, you may add an overnight stay to extend your retreat the night prior to or after your day of silence. Please call Marcia at (317) 545-7681 ext. 107 to inquire. Each overnight stay is an additional $37 per person and includes a plated light meal for dinner.

Spiritual direction may also be scheduled for an additional suggested donation. Please contact Mary Schaffner at mschaffner@archindy.org or (317) 545-7681 extension 102 if you are interested in meeting with a spiritual director.

 


December 16, 2016old hand young hand

A Grandparents' Legacy:

Praying For Our Grandchildren

 

 

It's the season of giving, but not everyone is easy to shop for. Trying to find just the right gift for your grandchildren can sometimes be difficult.

Have you ever considered the gift of prayer for them? This is a gift that doesn't go under a tree and doesn't get opened and then tossed aside. Prayer is a gift that becomes a legacy to be shared and passed down to your future generations.

Join us for a morning of reflection that will focus on your prayers for your grandchildren. Through music and video clips, you will be given the opportunity to step back from this busy season and focus on your family and your prayers for their future.

You will have an opportunity to create a keepsake prayer card or bookmark to give to them to let them know that you have been praying for them. The day will end with a light lunch.

Join us for this special day of prayer, fellowship and fun!

Program is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Includes a light lunch

There is no cost for this program but a free will offering will be accepted.

Registration is required

Please contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681 extension 107, OR at marcia.johnson@archindy.org

OR click on ‘register’ to register online.


December 17, 2016 ~~~ OPEN HOUSE

Breakfast

 

 

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Come anytime between 8 am to Noon

Join us for a fun-filled morning at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House! Bring your children or grandchildren to decorate Christmas cookies, make crafts and to visit with Santa! We will also have an opportunity for you and your little ones to write out a prayer for others in the world during this Advent season.

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

8 am - Noon

There is no charge for this program

Reservations are not required, but to ensure we can accommodate everyone, please call Marcia to let us know if you're thinking about joining us! (317) 545-7681 ext: 107

 


December 20, 2016prodigal

Fatima Leaves the Light On...

Sacrament of Reconcilation

7 a.m.

to

8 p.m.

Fr. Jeff Godecker and Fr. Keith Hosey will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to all who desire it beginning at 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

 

 


December 31, 2016 - January 1, 2017NYE

New Year's Eve Retreat

The Magic of Stories for Faith, Hope and Love

Celebrate the dawning of 2017 on our popular New Year's Eve Retreat!

Fr. Jeff Godecker will once again help us dazzle our way into the New Year. We will be talking and thinking about the stories that impact our lives in positive ways: stories from the Bible, literature and movies. Film clips and stories and songs will be the basis of the presentations, discussions and celebrations.

Come join us for a celebration to cherish and remember!

Your celebration weekend begins on Saturday, December 31st at 4:00 p.m. and ends Sunday, January 1st at Noon.

Cost: $145 per person, $270 per married couple

Please contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681 extension 107, OR at marcia.johnson@archindy.org

OR click on ‘register’ to register online.

 


January 6 -8, 2017

Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend

Rings for Tobit

Please visit the Tobit page for a description of the weekend and to see a list of available dates.

$298 per couple includes overnight accommodations, all meals, snacks, materials and the program.

 

 


 

January 13 -14, 2017

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference

Precan ringsThe Pre-Cana marriage preparation program is sponsored by the Office of Pro LIfe & Family life and Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House through the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

This day and a half conference/retreat will be offered throughout 2017. The conference is based on God's Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage and includes this workbook, plus Living a Joy-filled Marriage and the acompanying Marriage Action Plan booklet.

An overnight stay is encouraged, but not required.

  • Friday evening 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$255 per couple overnight stay rate includes all of the above and accommodations for one night's stay.

$185 per couple, commuter rate includes snacks & meals, beverages, all materials, and the presentations.

To find out more details about our Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation program or to register, please visit the Pre Cana page on the Office of Pro Life & Family Life website.

 


January 16, 2017

ISPIgnatian Spirituality Project

Monthly Evening of Prayer & Community

Are you interested in finding out more about the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) in Indianapolis and furthering its mission in our local community? Join us for one or more of these monthly evenings where we gather together as a community to pray, to learn about the complicated issues surrounding homelessness and addiction, and to build community and support for our brothers and sisters in Christ (or ourselves!) who have struggled with these life experiences.

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Light snacks and beverages are served. There is no charge. However, we are grateful for a donation in any amount to continue to support ISP and many other programs we offer. Click here to make an online donation. Be sure to choose 'Genesis Fund' which is the fund that supports our ISP ministry here in Indianapolis at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.

 


January 30, 2017

reflection

 

 

 

 

Join us for an evening of reflection with one of our talented presenters.

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $35 inlcudes light snacks and refreshments

 

Please contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681 extension 107, OR at marcia.johnson@archindy.org

OR click on ‘register’ to register online.

 


February 3, 2017

movie

 
 
 
 

Join us for a movie, popcorn and refreshments.

Movie to be announced.

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $5 inlcudes light snacks and refreshments

 

Please contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681 extension 107, OR at marcia.johnson@archindy.org

OR click on ‘register’ to register online.


February 17 -18, 2017

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference Precan rings

The Pre-Cana marriage preparation program is sponsored by the Office of Pro LIfe & Family life and Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House through the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

This day and a half conference/retreat will be offered throughout 2017. The conference is based on God's Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage and includes this workbook, plus Living a Joy-filled Marriage and the acompanying Marriage Action Plan booklet.

An overnight stay is encouraged, but not required.

  • Friday evening 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$255 per couple overnight stay rate includes all of the above and accommodations for one night's stay.

$185 per couple, commuter rate includes snacks & meals, beverages, all materials, and the presentations.

To find out more details about our Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation program or to register, please visit the Pre Cana page on the Office of Pro Life & Family Life website.

 


February 24 - 26, 2017

retro

Retrouvaille Weekend

The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaningrediscovery. The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 12 post-weekend sessions. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. 

For more information, please visit the Retrouvaille page by clicking here.


February 20, 2017

ISPIgnatian Spirituality Project

Monthly Evening of Prayer & Community

Are you interested in finding out more about the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) in Indianapolis and furthering its mission in our local community? Join us for one or more of these monthly evenings where we gather together as a community to pray, to learn about the complicated issues surrounding homelessness and addiction, and to build community and support for our brothers and sisters in Christ (or ourselves!) who have struggled with these life experiences.

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Light snacks and beverages are served. There is no charge. However, we are grateful for a donation in any amount to continue to support ISP and many other programs we offer. Click here to make an online donation. Be sure to choose 'Genesis Fund' which is the fund that supports our ISP ministry here in Indianapolis at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.

 


March 1, 2017

ash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASS and EVENING OF REFLECTION

Begin your Lenten journey with a Day of Silence on Ash Wednesday, followed by Mass and an evening of Reflection with Fr. Jeff Godecker.

Day of Silence 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Resservations required)

Mass at 6:30 p.m.

Reflection at 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. (Reservations required)

Please contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681 extension 107, OR at marcia.johnson@archindy.org

OR click on ‘register’ to register online.

 


March 10 - 12, 2017

Lenten Retreat

With Father James Farrell

Deepen your Lenten journey on retreat with popular retreatmaster, Fr. Jim Farrell.

 

Come join us for a memorable Lenten retreat experience!

Your weekend begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 and ends on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Noon.

Cost: $185 per person, $305 per married couple

Please contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681 extension 107, OR at marcia.johnson@archindy.org

OR click on ‘register’ to register online.

 


March 13, 2017

ISPIgnatian Spirituality Project

Monthly Evening of Prayer & Community

Are you interested in finding out more about the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) in Indianapolis and furthering its mission in our local community? Join us for one or more of these monthly evenings where we gather together as a community to pray, to learn about the complicated issues surrounding homelessness and addiction, and to build community and support for our brothers and sisters in Christ (or ourselves!) who have struggled with these life experiences.

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Light snacks and beverages are served. There is no charge. However, we are grateful for a donation in any amount to continue to support ISP and many other programs we offer. Click here to make an online donation. Be sure to choose 'Genesis Fund' which is the fund that supports our ISP ministry here in Indianapolis at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.

 

 


March 31 - April 1, 2017

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference Precan rings

The Pre-Cana marriage preparation program is sponsored by the Office of Pro LIfe & Family life and Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House through the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

This day and a half conference/retreat will be offered throughout 2017. The conference is based on God's Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage and includes this workbook, plus Living a Joy-filled Marriage and the acompanying Marriage Action Plan booklet.

An overnight stay is encouraged, but not required.

  • Friday evening 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$255 per couple overnight stay rate includes all of the above and accommodations for one night's stay.

$185 per couple, commuter rate includes snacks & meals, beverages, all materials, and the presentations.

To find out more details about our Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation program or to register, please visit the Pre Cana page on the Office of Pro Life & Family Life website.

 


April 2, 2017

Tending Your Grieving Heart:

An Evening for Parents Who are Grieving the Loss of a Child

heart

 

Facilitated by experienced grief counselor Sr. Connie Kramer, SP

The death of a child has been described as the “ultimate tragedy”.This four hour retreat is offered for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, a stillborn child, or the death of an infantand are ready to tend to their own grieving heart in a supportive group setting. Grief is not the problem, rather it is the solution that seeks to lead us to through the pain of loss to a new chapter in our lives one day at a time.

4:30 PM Welcome/First Group Session
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Second Session
8:15 PM Closing Prayer

There is no registration fee for this program. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Please register online through this link or contact our registrar Marcia Johnson at
317-545-7681 extension 107 or marcia.johnson@archindy.org

This program is being sponsored by proceeds from an annual charity golf outing, The Right Knee Open, and is in memory of infant twins John and Savannah Vanek.

We are grateful to all participants who so generously contribute to this event in support of many well-deserving charities. Thank you especially to the tournament organizer, Mr. Larry Turner, and to Mr. John Schroeder who sponsored the hole on behalf of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.

 


April 7 - 9, 2017

Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend

Rings for Tobit

Please visit the Tobit page for a description of the weekend and to see a list of available dates.

$298 per couple includes overnight accommodations, all meals, snacks, materials and the program.

 

 


April 9 - 13, 2017

holy week

HOLY WEEK OF SILENT DAYS and NIGHTS

From 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9th through 4:00 p.m. on Thursday April 13th, Fatima House will be silently observing Holy Week. Anyone is welcome to stay with us for as many days and overnights as you desire.

Registration fees:

$32.00 includes a room to use for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and the use of the common areas and grounds of the retreat house. Please contact our registrar,
Marcia Johnson or by phone at 317-545-7681 ext 107.

As an option, and depending on availability, you may add an overnight stay to extend your retreat the night prior to or after your day of silence. Please call Marcia at (317) 545-7681 ext. 107 to inquire. Each overnight stay is an additional $37 per person and includes a plated light meal for dinner.

Spiritual direction may also be scheduled for an additional suggested donation. Please contact Mary Schaffner at mschaffner@archindy.org or (317) 545-7681 extension 102 if you are interested in meeting with a spiritual director.

 


April 29 - 30, 2017wwme

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

A weekend of discovery; A lifetime of love!

This could be THE weekend for the two of you to explore, rediscover, and reconnect. Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. The weekend is God-centered and comes out of the roots of the Christian faith. Our Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are presented in the Roman Catholic faith expression, however we welcome couples of all faith traditions to join us!

Guided by a team of volunteer couples and a priest, each participant explores their relationship with each other, their spouse and their family. The weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly, without any group sharing, therapy or marriage counseling. These weekends take place across the country and in 90+ countries and are hosted here in Indianapolis at Fatima Retreat House twice per year in May and November.

For more information or to register, contact Jill and Mark Levine at (317) 888-1892 or visit www.wwme.org.

 


May 5 - 6, 2017

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference Precan rings

The Pre-Cana marriage preparation program is sponsored by the Office of Pro LIfe & Family life and Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House through the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

This day and a half conference/retreat will be offered throughout 2017. The conference is based on God's Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage and includes this workbook, plus Living a Joy-filled Marriage and the acompanying Marriage Action Plan booklet.

An overnight stay is encouraged, but not required.

  • Friday evening 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$255 per couple overnight stay rate includes all of the above and accommodations for one night's stay.

$185 per couple, commuter rate includes snacks & meals, beverages, all materials, and the presentations.

To find out more details about our Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation program or to register, please visit the Pre Cana page on the Office of Pro Life & Family Life website.

 

 
 

More Coming in 2017.....

.....watch for details

 

 

 

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