February 15, 2019

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

Criterion staff report

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 the first half of 2019 is as follows:

  • Feb. 22-23 at St. John the Baptist Campus (of All Saints Parish, Dearborn County), 25743 State Road 1, in Guilford.
  • March 1-2 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 3354 W. 30th St., in Indianapolis.
  • April 12-13 at Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., in Oldenburg.
  • April 27 at St. Agnes Parish, 1008 McLary Road, in Nashville.
  • May 31-June 1 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Indianapolis.

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. 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. There are three scheduled in 2019: March 22-24, June 21-23 and Sept. 20-22.

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. For questions about registering, contact Khristine Meyer at kmeyer@archindy.org or 317-545-7681. For more information about the program and its contents, contact Cheryl McSweeney at cmcsweeney@archindy.org or 317-545-7681, ext. 106.

One in Christ marriage preparation, which includes a medical panel to address questions regarding reproduction and fertility, is a three-day program spanning a weekend and the following Saturday. 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.

There are three sessions scheduled for 2019:

  • March 30, 31 and April 6 at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., in Indianapolis.
  • June 8-9 and 15 at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish.
  • Oct. 12, 13 and 19 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Main St., in Greenwood.

The cost is $220, which covers meals and materials.

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

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