July 27, 2018

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.

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: Aug. 11 in Spanish at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 6000 W. 34th St., in Indianapolis; Aug. 17-18 at All Saints Parish’s St. John the Baptist campus, 25743 State Road 1, in Guilford; Sept. 8 at St. Agnes Parish, 1008 McLary Road, in Nashville; Oct. 12-13 at St. Barnabas Parish, 8300 Rahke Road, in Indianapolis; and Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at St. Mary Parish, 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way, in Greensburg.

The cost is $125 or less per couple, depending on location. One-day sessions are typically 9 a.m.-7 p.m., although times 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 www.archindy.org/precana and click on the desired date. For more information about the program, contact the archdiocesan 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 only remaining retreat for 2018 is Oct. 19-21.

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

To register, go to www.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.

There is one remaining One in Christ three-day marriage preparation program, scheduled for Oct. 6, 7 and 13 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Main St., in Greenwood.

The first day of the program is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the second day is from 10:30 a.m. to 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 www.OICIndy.com. †

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