August 12, 2022

2022 Fall Marriage Supplement

Marriage retreat events set for Aug. 27 in Greenwood and Sept. 24 in Guilford

Criterion staff report

Two marriage-enrichment events will take place in the archdiocese in August and September.

The Celebrate Marriage Annual Conference, sponsored by the Celebrate Marriage Ministry, will take place at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Meridian St., in Greenwood, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 27.

A keynote address will be offered by Dr. Ray Guarendi, a Catholic father of ten adopted children, clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker and national radio and television host.

The day includes breakout sessions by Susan Vogt, former content editor for the USCCB website on marriage; Father Daniel Bedel, director of spiritual formation at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis; Keith and Kathy Syberg, married 44 years and parents of seven, including Fathers Andrew and Benjamin Syberg; and Kelly and Eric Moster, core team members of the Celebrate Marriage Ministry.

The cost is $75 per couple, which includes lunch and materials. Registration is required by Aug. 20.

For more information or to register, go to For questions, contact Marcy and Tom Renken at 317-489-1557 or

The second marriage-enrichment event is “Laughter: the Sanity of the Family” for married and engaged couples. It will take place at the St. John the Baptist Campus of All Saints Parish, 25743 State Route 1, in Guilford, from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 24.

The event will also feature Dr. Ray Guarendi, who will address widespread myths, cultural influence and the daily challenges of family life and parenting.

The event, which is free, includes dinner. Registration is required by Sept. 23.

For more information or to register, call the parish office at 812-576-4302 or email †

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