February 23, 2018

Pre Cana Conference, Tobit Weekend and One in Christ programs 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.

Early registration is recommended for all programs, as each fills up quickly.

Pre Cana Conference programs are one to one-and-a-half days, and are offered in parishes throughout the archdiocese. The schedule for 2018 is as follows: Feb. 9-10 in Batesville (location TBD); March 3 at St. Agnes Parish in Nashville; April 6-7 in Batesville (location TBD); April 14 in Spanish at St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis; May 4-5 at St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis; June 1-2 at St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis; Aug. 11 in Spanish at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Indianapolis; Sept. 8 at St. Agnes Parish; Oct. 12-13 at St. Barnabas Parish. The program will also be offered in November in Batesville, but the dates and location are yet to be determined.

The cost is $125 or less per couple, depending on location. One-day sessions are typically 9 a.m.-7 p.m., although the time may vary slightly by location. Two-day sessions are 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the first day, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the second day.

To register, go to archindy.org/plfl/marriage-precana.html and click on the desired date. For more information about the program, contact the Office of Marriage and Family Life at 800-382-9836, ext. 1521, or 317-236-1521.

Tobit Weekend retreats take place at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis. The 2018 schedule is as follows: April 20-22, May 18-20, June 22-24, July 27-29 and Oct. 19-21.

The registration fee of $298 includes program materials, meals, snacks and overnight accommodations for the weekend.

To register, go to archindy.org/fatima/calendar/tobit.html or contact Dustin Nelson at dnelson@archindy.org or 317-545-7681. For more information about the program, contact Cheryl McSweeney at cmcsweeney@archindy.org or 317‑545-7681, ext. 106.

One in Christ three-day marriage programs are scheduled for April 7, 8 and 14 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Meridian St., in Greenwood; on June 9, 10 and 16 at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., in Indianapolis; and Oct. 6, 7 and 13, also at Our Lady of the Greenwood.

The first day of the program is from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., the second day is from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and the third day is from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The cost is $220 and covers meals and materials.

For more information call 317-600-5629, e-mail info@OICIndy.com, or log on to OICIndy.com. †

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