February 25, 2022

Spring 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—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 are typically one-day programs offered in parishes throughout the archdiocese in English and Spanish. This year there will be one two-day offering in Indianapolis to allow more time with experts, for prayer and for individual couple interaction. The schedule for 2022 is as follows:

  • April 30 in English, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis, $135.
  • Sept. 17 and 24 (two-day option) in English, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th St., Beech Grove, $135.
  • Oct. 22 in English, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., at Mount St. Francis, 100 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis, $125.

To register for Pre-Cana conferences at Mount St. Francis, go to catalystcatholic.org/precana. For all others, 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, and are offered in English. There are three opportunities remaining in 2022: April 29-May 1, June 24-26 and Sept. 16-18.

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 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 a.m.-5 p.m., and the third day is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $250, which covers meals and materials.

There are two sessions scheduled for 2022:

  • March 5, 6 and 12 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Main St., in Greenwood.
  • July 9, 10 and 16 at St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., in Brownsburg.

To register, go to oicindy.com/seminar-registration. For more information call 317-600-5629, e-mail info@OICIndy.com or go to www.OICIndy.com. †

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