July 15, 2016

Other marriage ministries open to all couples in the archdiocese

Criterion staff report

The following ministries are open to all couples:

  • Marriage in Focus, sponsored by St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis. This program brings engaged and married couples together for faith, food and fellowship. Each event occurs in the Parish Ministry Center after the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, and consists of a pitch-in dinner followed by a speaker. The next dates are Sept. 10 and Nov. 12. For more information or to sign up, e-mail MarriageInFocus@gmail.com. Events are also posted on the St. Monica Parish Facebook page at “St. Monica Indy.”
  • Marriage on Tap, sponsored by St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis. The group meets from 7-9:30 p.m. several times a year. Enjoy food and fellowship with other Catholic couples while hearing a speaker address a topic of interest to marriage and the family. Most events take place at The Willows, 6729 Westfield Blvd., in Indianapolis, and cost $40 per couple. Upcoming dates are Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Jan. 14, and Feb. 25. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo at 317-259-4373. To see a list of upcoming speakers, log on to www.stluke.org/marriage-on-tap.
  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is designed to help married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple without group sharing. It is held in May and November at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis. The next encounter weekend is Nov. 3-5. The weekend is geared toward Catholics, but those of other faiths are welcome. For more information on the weekend, log on to www.wwme.org, or call Jill and Mark Levine at 317-888-1892.

(If your parish offers a marriage ministry open to all couples, please contact Scott Seibert, coordinator of marriage and family enrichment for the archdiocese’s Office of Pro-Life and Family Life, at 800-382-9836, ext. 1527, 317-236-1527 or sseibert@archindy.org.) †


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