February 22, 2013

Pre Cana Conference, Tobit Weekend and One in Christ program prepare engaged couples for marriage

Three marriage preparation programs offered in the archdiocese—the Pre Cana Conference, Tobit Weekend and One in Christ—help prepare engaged couples for the sacrament of marriage as well as the challenges of married life.

Pre Cana Conference programs are scheduled during 2013 on March 3, April 7, May 5 and 19, June 2, July 21, Aug. 25, Sept. 8, Oct. 6 and 20 at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis.

The program, sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education, is presented by a priest and trained volunteer couples. It begins with check-in at 1:15 p.m. and concludes at 6 p.m. on the Sundays listed above.

Registration is required. A $46 fee per couple helps pay for a workbook, other materials and refreshments. The registration fee is non-refundable. To register, log on to www.archindy.org/fatima.

Tobit Weekend retreats are scheduled at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House during 2013 on May 17-19, May 31-June 2, July 26-28 and Sept. 13-15.

The registration fee of $292 includes the program presented by trained facilitators, meals and overnight accommodations for the weekend.

Registration is required. A $150 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. To register, log on to www.archindy.org/fatima.

One in Christ three-day marriage programs are scheduled for April 6, 7 and 13 at St. Luke Parish in Indianapolis; June 22, 23 and 29 at Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis; and Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 2 at St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis. The first and third days are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the second day is from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The cost is $220 and covers meals and materials.

For more information call 317-495-1901, e-mail info@OICIndy.com, or log on to www.OICIndy.com.

Early registrations are recommended because the marriage preparation programs fill up quickly. †

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