CALENDAR OF SPONSORED EVENTS

 

Call 317-545-7681 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 McSweeneyat extension 106.


~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.

 

2018 Opportunities:

  • Thursday, July 26
  • Tuesday, August 14
  • Tuesday, September 25
  • Friday, October 19
  • Monday, November 26

ADVENT SILENT DAYS

  • Tuesday, December 18
  • Wednesday, December 19
  • Thursday, December 20
  • Friday, December 21

 

 

Registration fees:

$35.00 includes a room to use for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and the use of the common areas and grounds of the retreat house. Register online here. Or, contact our registrar, Dustin Nelson or by phone at 317-545-7681.

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 to inquire. Each overnight stay is an additional $28 per person. Dinner, when available is an additional $9.

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.

 


Fall 2018

In the Ignatian Way

A Series on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Please join us for this series of five evenings of reflection as we move through the principles of the Spiritual Exercises. Ignatian spirituality is grounded in the conviction that God is active in our world. Our time together will invite us to "see God in all things" and to comtemplate a deep and generous response to God's gifts.

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Each evening will begin with dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by a presentation, prayer and discussion from 7-8:30 pm

  • Monday, September 17th - 'Principle and Foundation - We are loved by God'
          • Presented by Fr. Peter Marshall
    • Register for this program online here
  • Tuesday, September 25th - 'An Awareness of Our Own Sinfulness- A God of Mercy'
          • Presented by Fr. John McCaslin
    • Register for this program online here
  • Monday, October 1st - 'Living One's Life With and For Christ'
          • Presented by Karen Clauser
    • Register for this program online here
  • Wednesday, October 10th - 'The Passion of Christ: Strength to Carry Out One's Mission'
          • Presented by Fr. Jeff Godecker
    • Register for this program online here
  • Wednesday, October 17th - 'To Live in the Joy of the Lord'
          • Presented by Mary Schaffner
    • Register for this program online here

Cost: $35 per session or $150 for all 5 programs in the series

Registration will be required

Register for entire series online here.

OR contact Dustin Nelson at 317-545-7681, or at dnelson@archindy.org


 

 

September 7 - 9, 2018123

 

12-Step Weekend Retreat for Men

This is an annual weekend AA retreat held here at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House by a local team of men. Please contact Brendan at (317) 750-1053 or  brendanoneill1980@gmail.com for registration and payment information.

 


September 21-23, 2018

2nd Annual 'Peace in the Mourning'

A Christ Focused Widow's Retreat

Peace in the Mourning Logo

Jennifer Trapuzzano found herself to be a widow less than a year after being married and just a few weeks before their first daughter was to be born. As a faithful Catholic, Jennifer clung to Christ, who has carried her through many dark times. She learned that "even in the darkest times, there's always a light"

While grieving has never been easy, she found understanding, companionship, and comfort by relating with other widows. Her hope is that through Peace in the Mourning, faithful widows can come together for hope and healing as they remember their beloved spouses.

The 2nd Annual Peace in the Mourning Retreat has been planned for you by widows who want others to experience the peace they found in this retreat experience last year.

Facilitated by: Sister Connie Kramer, SP

Other Presenters: Fr. Jim Farrell, Marilyn Hess and a panel of widows

Dates: September 21-23 Starting at 6:30 pm on Friday and ending by 1 pm on Sunday.

$195 includes private overnight accommodations for 2 nights, all meals and the program.

*Scholarship money is available to help those who cannot afford the full cost of this retreat. Call Cheryl McSweeney at 317-545-7681 *106 for more information.

Register Here:

 


September 24, 2018

 

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 gatehr 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: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

There is n o charge. Howevenr, 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 "Ignatian Spirituality Project" which is the fund that supports our ISP ministry here in Indianapolis at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.

 


September 27, 2018

Spiritual Freedom

Getting the most out of confession and the ancient practice of spiritual direction

Presented by Fr. Jim Farrell and Mary Schaffner

birds flying out of a cage

Join us for this evening of reflection as we seek a deeper understanding of the sacrament of reconciliation and explore ways to celebrate it well. We will then look to the ministry of spiritual direction as an opportunity to become more aware of and deepen our relationship with God, striving to live more fully our call to discipleship and to gain a deeper sense of spiritual freedom.

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$38 includes dinner and program

Register Here:

 


September 28, 2018

Spiritual Freedom

Getting the most out of confession and the ancient practice of spiritual direction

Presented by Fr. Jim Farrell and Mary Schaffner

birds flying out of a cage

Join us for this encore presentation of this Day of reflection as we seek a deeper understanding of the sacrament of reconciliation and explore ways to celebrate it well. We will then look to the ministry of spiritual direction as an opportunity to become more aware of and deepen our relationship with God, striving to live more fully our call to discipleship and to gain a deeper sense of spiritual freedom.

 

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

$43 includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and program

Register Here:

 


October 15, 2018

 

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 gatehr 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: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

There is n o charge. Howevenr, 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 "Ignatian Spirituality Project" which is the fund that supports our ISP ministry here in Indianapolis at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.


October 19 - 21, 2018

Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend

Tobit

The Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend was designed and started in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Since then over 8,000 couples have participated in the program in Indianapolis, and today, weekends continue to be booked many months in advance.

Please visit the Tobit page for a full description of the weekend plus a list of available dates.

 

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

Register here.


 

October 26-28, 2018

Being and Belonging

A Retreat for Separated and Divorced Catholicstrees in the Fall

This retreat offers a safe place to wrestle with feelings about divorce, question where you belong, and find ways to heal and grow.

Come to Fatima and be at peace in the knowledge of God's love for you. experience the understanding that others offer. LIsten to their stories, which will touch on your journey. Share your own experiences when you are ready. This weekend will move you forward in the healing process and increase your sense of belonging. through sharing.

Discover anew that God is with you in your struggles and in your hope. Retreat facilitators will lead you through activities designed to help heal old wounds, find new joy, and develp new frienships.

Come and meet others who will listen.

Facilitated by:A team of men and women who have experienced divorce and are actively involved in divorce ministry. They will share their stories and how they found hope and healing.

Accompanied by: Fr. Jim Farrell

Dates: October 26-28 Starting at 6:30 pm on Friday and ending by 1:30 pm on Sunday.

$190 includes overnight accommodations for 2 nights, all meals and the program.

*Scholarship money is available to help those who cannot afford the full cost of this retreat. Call Cheryl McSweeney at 317-545-7681 *106 for more information.

Register Here:

 


 

November 16 - 18, 2018wwme

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.


January 11, 2019 - January 12, 2019

A Holy Land Retreat ~ Savoring the Graces

Presented by

Msgr. Paul Koetter and Rev. Eric Johnson

person sitting by sea of galilee

If you have had the experience of a Holy Land Pilgrimage, please join us for this time of reflection in revisiting the graces of walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Using scripture, prayer and group discussion, Msgr. Paul Koetter and Ref. Eric Johnson will offer an opportunity to bring to life and deepen the graces received from our pigrimage and to consider how the experience influences the living out of our Christian faith.

Time: 6:30 (Friday) - 2:30 pm (Saturday)

$150/person or $275/married couple includes overnight accommodations, Friday evening snacks, breakfast, lunch and program

Register here.

 

 


 

Images from Fatima Retreat HouseRETREAT
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

 

 

 

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