July 18, 2008

Fall 2008 Marriage Supplement

Tobit Weekend helps engaged couple prepare for married life

Since 1976, more than 8,000 engaged couples have participated in the Tobit Weekend as part of their marriage preparation in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Tobit Weekends held at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis enable engaged couples to step away from the tensions and demands of daily life to relax in a place of beauty and peacefulness, explained Cheryl McSweeney, program manager at the retreat center located at 5353 E. 56th St.

“It gives you a unique opportunity to grow in your knowledge and love of one another,” she said, and “enables you to enter into a deeper personal relationship with Christ and to realize the importance of having him at the center of your marriage.”

During the weekend, trained married couples and a Catholic priest present programs for reflection and discussion.

Engaged couples may register for Tobit Weekends on Sept. 19-21 and during 2009 on Jan. 16-18, Feb. 6-8, May 15-17, June 5-7, July 10-12 or Sept. 18-20.

The registration fee of $280 includes the program, meals and overnight accommodations for the weekend. A $150 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.

(To register for a Tobit Weekend marriage preparation program, call Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House at 317-545-7681.)†

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