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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


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:

  • August 18
  • September 19
  • October 3
  • November 18
  • December 13, 14, 15: Advent Silent Days

2017 Opportunities:

  • January 27
  • February 13
  • March 1
  • April 10, 11, 12
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 15

 

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.

 


June 26, 2016

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference

This program is now full! Please visit the link below to see the next available conference dates.

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


July 15-22, 2016

Annual Silent Directed Retreat

This directed retreat program is now full and we are no longer taking registrations. However, you may still make a personal self-guided silent retreat during these days.

It's not about the silence! It is about the one on one time with God, the relationship you have, how to deepen that relationship and learning to 'be still and know that I am God'.

Choose anywhere from a 3 day to an 8 day retreat. Registration fee includes accomodations, all meals, snacks, beverages, use of all the common areas of the house, celebration of Mass each day, and a daily meeting with a spiritual director.

  • July 15-17: 3 day retreat, 4 meals, 2 sessions with a director, $209 per person
  • July 15-18: 4 day retreat, 7 meals, 3 sessions with a director, $280 per person
  • July 15-19: 5 day retreat, 10 meals, 4 sessions with a director, $349 per person
  • July 15-20: 6 day retreat, 13 meals, 5 sessions with a director, $411 per person
  • July 15-21: 7 day retreat, 16 meals, 6 sessions with a director, $468 per person
  • July 15-22: 8 day retreat, 19 meals, 7 sessions with a director, $520 per person

Plan now for this opportunity to come away to deepen your prayer life. Fatima offers this annual retreat and creates a setting where you can step out of the busy world we all live in and into a quiet, calming, reflective atmosphere. The entire retreat house is kept as quiet as possible in order to support your prayer and a growing awareness of God in your life.

More information on silent retreat opportunities can be found here!

The flyer for this program can be viewed here.


July 22-23, 2016

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference

This program is now full! Please visit the link below to see the next available conference dates.

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.


July 29 - 31, 2016

Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend

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.


July 25, 2016

Ignatian 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.


August 15, 2016

Ignatian 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.


August 29, 2016

Day of Reflection with Fr. Jim Farrell

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House is pleased to offer another day of reflection with gifted retreatmaster, Father Jim Farrell. Father Jim will reflect on topics related to the Year of Mercy and guide you to an opportunity to reflect on mercy given and received in your own life. Join Father Farrell on a journey of discovery and encounter!

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Program is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $42.00 per person

A light continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

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.

Father Jim's retreats fill up quickly, so don't delay in registering


September 9-11, 2016

Twelve 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 Allen at 317-439-9835 or allenjhammer@yahoo.com


September 16 - 18, 2016

Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend

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.


September 19, 2016

Ignatian 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.


September 30 - October 1, 2016

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference

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 beginning in July, September & October 2016 and will continue in 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

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

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

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.


October 7 - 9, 2016

Grieving Your Way into Life Again

Loneliness can be crushing and emotions may be overwhelming. One might be questioning
where God is in all the pain? This retreat will offer you an opportunity to explore the grief that fills your life at this time. Here you will be offered solace, a listening ear and the comforting light of Christ.

The retreat is presented in a manner offering consolation, understanding and guidance through the dark passage of grief. You will not be traveling this path alone.

You can expect on this weekend:
• Reflections on grief
• Sharing your story of sorrow
• Time for solitude
• Healing of past hurts
• Moving forward

God’s grace will be at work here if you open your heart to the opportunity.

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

OR click on ‘register’ to register online.


October 17, 2016

Ignatian 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.


October 21-22, 2016

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference

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 beginning in July, September & October 2016 and will continue in 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

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

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

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.


October 28 - 30, 2016

Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend

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.


November 4-6, 2016

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.


November 18-20, 2016

Being and Belonging

A Weekend Retreat for Separated and Divorced Catholics

An annual retreat open to all faiths held at Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a participant, you are invited to relax as you journey with others, listening to their stories and exploring a common loss. The program will help deepen your understanding of the healing process and increase your sense of belonging as well as help you discover and affirm that God is with you in your struggles and in your hope.

Please contact Deb VanVelse at 317-236-1586, 800-382-9836 (ext. 1586), or dvanvelse@archindy.org for additional information.

 


December 31, 2016 - January 1, 2017

New Year's Eve Retreat

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. More information will be available soon, but registration is now open!

 

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

OR click on ‘register’ to register online.

 


Coming in 2017.....

Day of Silence...............................January 27, 2017

Evening of Reflection.....................January 31, 2017

Evening of Reflection.....................February 12, 2017

Day of Silence...............................February 13, 2017

Day of Silence (Ash Wednesday).....March 1, 2017

Lenten Weekend Retreat................March 3-5, 2017

FBI: Lenten Evening of Reflection....March 8, 2017

Lenten Weekend Retreat................March 24-26, 2017

Help For Grieving Parents...............April 2, 2017

Holy Week Days of Silence.............April 10-13, 2017

 

Watch for more details.....

 

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