February 26, 2021

Spring 2021 Marriage Supplement

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—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.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pre-Cana program moved online in November of 2020. It is available in English or Spanish, and couples receive a certificate of completion. Pre-Cana will return to an in-person format this summer. Dates will be posted at www.archindy.org/precana as they become available.

For questions or more information, call the archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life at 317-592-4007.

Early registration is recommended for the Tobit and One in Christ in-person marriage preparation programs, as each fills up quickly.

Tobit Weekend retreats take place at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis. There are three currently scheduled in 2021: April 30-May 2, June 25-27 and Sept. 17-19.

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

To register, go to www.archindy.org/fatima/marriage.html. For registration questions, contact Jennifer Burger at jburger@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 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., the second day is 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and the third day is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

There are three sessions currently scheduled for 2021:

  • March 6, 7 and 13 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Main St., in Greenwood.
  • July 10, 11 and 17 at St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., in Brownsburg.
  • Oct. 9, 10 and 16 at Our Lady of the Greenwood.

The cost is $250, 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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