Event Information / Bulletin Announcements

Responding to Domestic Violence Resource link

October is “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and the USCCB has resources to talk about this in your parish. Visit: https://www.usccb.org/topics/marriage-and-family-life-ministries/domesticviolence.

When I Call for Help – this statement against domestic violence is a helpful resource to distribute at parishes. https://www.usccb.org/topics/marriage-and-family-life-ministries/when-i-call-help-pastoral-response-domestic-violence

When Home is Unsafe – this tool kit provides information for church ministers and families to recognize the signs of domestic abuse and seek help. 
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is:
or call 1-800-799-7233 
or text "LOVEIS" to 1-866-331-9474.
If you are in an emergency situation, call 911.




Celebrate Marriage Presents: 
A Month for Marriage – October 2020

  1. October 9, 2020 – “Created in God’s Image” - Speaker Fr. Mike Keucher 
  2. October 16, 2020 – “Sacramental marriage” - Speaker Msgr. Mark Svarczkopf 
  3. October 23, 2020 – “Spirituality in marriage” - Speaker: Fr. Todd Goodson 
  4. October 30, 2020 – “Covenant” – Speakers: Fletcher & Olivia Kitchell 
All events take place from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Our Lady of the Greenwood (335 N Meridian St, Greenwood) 

Space limited to 20 couples per evening - $20 per couple per event. 

Register online at CelebrateMarriageMinistry.com 




The Third Option is an on-going skills based group program to build better marriages. 

It is designed for all married couples and can be used both as marriage enrichment or crisis intervention. For hurting couples, who see only two options painful endurance or divorce, The Third Option means reconciliation. Couples may attend a single session or all sessions, even if the series has already started. The group meets in person in Carmel, IN or couples can join virtually on Zoom. This ministry is open to couples in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. For more information, visit http://carmelthirdoption.org/web/

Fall Session 2020 
  1. 09/24/2020 Re-Defining Power Struggle
  2. 10/01/2020 Control Issues 
  3. 10/08/2020 Listening Beyond the Words 
  4. 10/15/2020 Personality Differences 
  5. 10/22/2020 Childhood Issues & Emotional Baggage 
  6. 10/29/2020 Handling Anger Constructively 
  7. 11/05/2020 Speaking the Truth in Love 
  8. 11/12/2020 How to Fight Fair & Conflict Resolution 
  9. 11/19/2020 Feelings & The Hurt Spiral 
  10. 12/03/2020 Forgiveness & Repair



October 9, 2020: “Pray: the Story of Patrick Peyton" Movie

Experience the power of faith and prayer in theaters the weekend of Oct. 9 with "Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton," the true story of the man behind the famous phrase, “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together.” He was a poor Irish immigrant whose plan to become a millionaire was derailed when, through Our Lady’s intercession, he narrowly avoided death.He became a priest on a mission to promote the Rosary and all family prayer, whether through mass media in Hollywood or with huge Rosary rallies around the world. Get info on tickets and theaters at PrayTheFilm.com



October 22 "Annulment Support Group"

The Annulment Support Group is composed of people going through the process, those who have completed the process and offer encouragement, and volunteer "Field Associates" who have been trained by the Tribunal to offer accompaniment to those going through the marriage nullity process. Meetings are every other month, typically at Holy Spirit parish on the East-side of Indianapolis, but locations may vary. This is an ongoing group open to everyone in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis who is seeking an annulment.

Tentative for next meeting: Thursday, 10/22 @ 7 pm. If the weather is still permitting, it will be outside at Holy Spirit parish in the Rose Garden. If not, it may be at the Knights of Columbus on 10th street with social distancing. Contact the Marriage and Family Life office to get connected with this group.

Update: The meeting will be at Knights of Columbus located at 1040 N. Post Road at 7pm on October 22.



October 23, 2020: Couple to Couple League NFP Class

Couple to Couple Leage certified NFP Instructors John and Michelle Stutz will be offering the 3-part introductory course on the Sympto-Thermal method of NFP. The class will meet at 7pm on October 23, November 20, and December 18, 2020 at St. Michaels Catholic Church (519 Jefferson Blvd. Greenfield, Indiana 46140). For more information, go to: https://register.ccli.org/class_series/12976



October 30 - November 1, 2020 -- Theology of the Body Congress (virtual)

Join some of the foremost Theology of the Body experts and enthusiasts from around the world for the 4th International TOB Congress hosted by the TOB Institute on October 30 - November 1. Our theme, "That We Might Have Sight," will explore the beauty and power of St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body teachings to bring healing and sight to the blindness of our modern culture, as well as our own hearts. For more information, go to https://www.tobcongress.com/.



November 6-8, 2020: Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Enjoy a Marriage Encounter Weekend from the comfort of your own home! Married Couples are enjoying the benefits without having to venture from their doorstep. If you have a good marriage, and want to make it even better, apply to join a Virtual Marriage Encounter Weekend and find out how you can make it happen? Forthcoming Weekends are from 25-27 September, 9-11 October, 6-8 November, 13-15 November and 20-22 November. You can also enjoy the Experience mid-week, from 15 -16 September. Visit www.wwme.org for further information. Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: “We want you to know we thought we had a great marriage. But Marriage Encounter helped make it fantastic!”



EnCourage Online Day of Recollection

Saturday, November 7
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
on Zoom

  • Directed by Fr. Colin Blatchford, Associate Director of Courage
  • Courage members will share their experience and insights
  • Small focus groups for fellowship and discussion

This event is free.  You are welcome to make a donation towards the Courage apostolate, if you wish. For more information, visit https://couragerc.org/event/encourage-online-day-of-recollection/.


The Catholic Moms Summit, November 13-15, 2020

Moms, discover how to find lastingbalance, peace, & joy at the Catholic Moms Summit. Hear from dynamic presenters as they share inspiration, wisdom, and encouragement from a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds. This virtual event is a great opportunity to connect with other moms just like you from around the world. For more information, go to https://www.cardinalstudios.org/moms-summit-home/

Life-Giving Wounds Holiday Support Group November 19 & December 17, 2020

The Life-Giving Wounds peer support group is a unique opportunity for young adults (18+) and adults with divorced or separated parents to reflect intentionally on the experience of their family’s breakdown, with others who are adult children of divorce or separation themselves.

While the holidays are supposed to be one of the happiest times of the year with its focus on God and family, they often produce a lot of anxiety and stress for young adults and adults who have experienced the divorce or separation of their parents. This group is focused on unlocking the joy and peace that Christ intended us to have during the holiday season.

The Life-Giving Wounds holiday support group will take place online over two evenings, November 19 (before Thanksgiving) and December 17 (before Christmas), 8:30 - 10:00 p.m. EST each night. The cost is $15 regular and $10 college students. For more information, go to https://www.lifegivingwounds.org/holidaysupportgroup


November 21, 2020: PreCana Retreat- Mother of the Redeemer, Bloomington

The Pre-Cana retreat takes place on a Saturday from 8:30 am to 6:15 pm at Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center Sessions are led by married couples, professionals, and priests. Couples have time for discussion, guided check-ins and breakout sessions to dive deeper and create goals for their marriage. Meals include a light breakfast and box lunch. We end just before dinner. Registration covers all books, materials, registration fees and meals for the Bride and Groom. Cost is $135 per couple (plus $7 processing fee). For details and to register go to www.archindy.org/precana.




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