Upcoming Events

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August 2019

  • August 9-11, 2019: Retrouvaille Retreat, Tipton, IN

    Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with your spouse? Do you argue, or have you stopped talking to each other? Do you wonder if your marriage might end?

    A Retrouvaille retreat for marriages in crisis will be heald at the St. Joseph Retreat & Conference Center, (1440 West Division Road, Tipton, IN – Diocese of Lafayette) on August 9-11th.

    To learn more about the program or to register for the August 9-11th weekend and follow-up post-weekend sessions in Indianapolis, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com or www.retrouvaille.com. For confidential information e-mail RetrouIndy@gmail.com or call (317) 489-6811. Flyer

  • August 10, 2019: 2019 Celebrate Marriage Conference - "Prepared"

    Join us and guest speaker Archbishop Charles Thompson on August 10, 2019 from 9:00 - 5:00 pm at Our Lady of the Greenwood, (335 South Meridian Street, Greenwood, IN 46143) The Celebrate Marriage Conference is a day-long enrichment where married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores, and smart phones—and focus only on each other. You can also learn about ways to be involved with or start a marriage ministry at your own church.

    Throughout the day, breakouts will be offered on a variety of topics. Whether you are empty-nesters or newlyweds, you will learn how to keep your marriage vibrant and alive.

    $40 per couple includes material, lunch, & complimentary childcare. Childcare space may be limited. Register now below.

    For more information contact Tom & Marcy Renken at (317-) 489-1557 or OLGMarriageMinstry@gmail.com.

    RSVP at celebratemarriageministry.com

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  • August 16-18: Worldwide Marriage Encounter- Mount St. Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany
    • Give your marriage the gift that will last for years to come - Bring your Spouse for a weekend just for the two of you. Restore--Refresh--Renew. Make 2019 the year you reconnect intimately. To learn more and to apply, please go to www.wwme.org or call Ken & Ann Butt at (317) 863-5680.
  • August 23-24, 2019: Pre-Cana Conference – St. Matthew, Indianapolis
    • wedding bands with crossThe Pre-Cana conference is a 1 or 1.5 day workshop (depending on location) that uses theJoy-Filled Marriage Program. This program prepares couples to live a Joy-filled marriage, and addresses the issues and challenges engaged couples face today. Heavily rooted in Pope St. John Paul II'sTheology of the Body, the program has two basic components- Life Skills and Catechetical. It will be held at St. Matthew (4100 East 56th, Indianapolis IN 46220 in the Community Room). First day takes place from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Second day goes from 9 am - 4 pm. Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm. Click here To Register or visit www.archindy.org/marriageandfamily/marriage-precana.html to see other Pre-Cana dates for the 2019 year.
  • SAVE the Date - August 25, 2019 - 36th Annual Golden Wedding Jubilee
    • 50th AnniversaryThe Office of Marriage and Family Life invites all married couples of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis who will celebrate 50 years of marriage in 2019 to the 36th Annual Golden Wedding Jubilee. This joyful celebration will take place on August 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Monsignor William Stumpf, and will be followed by a reception across the street at the Catholic Center in Assembly Hall. The event is free of charge, but registration is required. For more information about the event or to register, please visit https://www.archindy.org/marriageandfamily/ministries-weddingcelebration.html. Registration deadline is August 19, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Keri Carroll at kcarroll@archindy.org or (317) 236-1521.
    • La Oficina de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar invita a todas las parejas casadas de la Arquidiócesis de Indianápolis que celebrarán 50 años de matrimonio en 2019 hasta el 36º Aniversario Anual de la Boda de Oro. Esta alegre celebración tendrá lugar el 25 de agosto de 2019 a las 2:00 p.m. en Ss. Peter y Paul Cathedral. La misa será celebrada por el Rev. Monseñor William Stump, y será seguida por una recepción al otro lado de la calle en el Centro Católico en el Salón de la Asamblea. El evento es gratuito, pero es necesario registrarse. Para obtener más información sobre el evento o para registrarse, visit www.archindy.org/marriageandfamily/ministries-weddingcelebration.html. La fecha límite para inscribirse es el 19 de agosto de 2019. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Keri Carroll en kcarroll@archindy.org  o (317) 236-1521.

August 29- December 12, 2019: “The Third Option” for Hurting Marriages

The Third Optionis a 14-week group program to build better marriages by developing understanding, sensitivity and trust while learning more effective speaking and listening skills. For hurting couples who only see two options – painful endurance or divorce –The Third Optionmeans reconciliation. The group meets on Thursdays at 7pm at Guerin Catholic High School in Carmel, IN from August 29 – December 12. For more information, go to www.carmelthirdoption.org.

September 2019

September 8, 2019: Natural Family Planning Class, Batesville, IN

Classes for the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning are being offered at St. Louis parish in Batesville, IN on September 8th2019 from 9am to Noon in the Prickel Building. Fee is $40. Call (812) 212-4951 to register and for more information.

Future classes will be: October 6, November 3, and December 1, 2019.

 

Save the Date: September 10, 2019: 2019 Annual Mission Day – Bruised & Wounded

Bruised and WoundedRecognizing that there is still a stigma, in both the Christian and secular world, surrounding death by suicide, Fr. Rolheiser takes his spiritual understanding of the woundedness of those whose lives end in this pain, and “breathes out the compassion and peace of God” in his book, Bruised and Wounded.

Many, many people in the world have been touched by suicide. Fr. Rolheiser’s writings provide hope, consolation, and empathy to those left behind.

Join us on September 10, 2019 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at The Atrium-Carson Plus Shopping Center (3143 Thomspon Road, Indianapolis, IN  46227) to hear keynote speaker Fr. Ronald Rolheiser explain the struggles of understainding suicide.

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September 13-14, 2019: Pre-Cana Conference – St. Matthew, Indianapolis

  • The Pre-Cana conference is a 1 or 1.5 day workshop (depending on location) that uses wedding bands with crosstheJoy-Filled Marriage Program. This program prepares couples to live a Joy-filled marriage, and addresses the issues and challenges engaged couples face today. Heavily rooted in Pope St. John Paul II'sTheology of the Body, the program has two basic components- Life Skills and Catechetical. It will be held at St. Matthew (4100 East 56th, Indianapolis IN 46220 in the Community Room). First day takes place from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Second day goes from 9 am - 4 pm. Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm. Click here To Register or visit www.archindy.org/marriageandfamily/marriage-precana.html to see other Pre-Cana dates for the 2019 year.

September 14, 2019: “I Thirst”: A Retreat for Healing – St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis IN

Everyone suffers loss at some time. Perhaps it's the loss of a spouse, a son or daughter, a job or a community. Maybe it was the loss of a marriage or of personal freedom due to addiction. In many ways, we have all experienced loss. Come be inspired and renewed as Indiana artist and author, Mary Hilger, shares how in her moment of deepest pain and loss, there was already a path to healing as Jesus thirsted for her to turn to Him. He thirsts for all of us. Come experience Mary's story and her Spirit-led gift of art. The retreat will begin with Mass at 8:00 a.m at St. Simon the Apostle (8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236), followed by a short social time with light morning refreshments. The Retreat begins at 9:00 and will conclude by noon. There is no cost for the retreat; however, we do ask you RSVP so we know how much coffee to make! Call the St. Simon Parish office to RSVP: (317) 826-6000, ext, 150 or 159. Learn more about Mary Hilger at: http://www.spiritualhands.org/

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October 2019

October 4-6, 2019: “Being and Belonging…A Retreat for Separated and Divorced Catholics” – Fatima Retreat House

On October 4-6 the Being and Belong Retreat will be held at Fatima Retreat House (5353 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226.) Check-in on Friday will be from 6:00 – 6:45 pm, with the retreat program starting at 7:00 pm. The retreat will conclude on Sunday at 1:30 after celebrating the Holy Mass and enjoying lunch. This retreat, facilitated by Fr. Jim Farrell and a team of divorced men and women, is open to all faiths. The program will help deepen an understanding of the healing process, increase a sense of belonging, and help participants discover and affirm that God is with them in their struggles and hope. Cost is $190.

 For additional information please contact The Office of Marriage and Family Life at 317-592-4007 or email gross@archindy.org.  To register, call Fatima at 317-545-7681.

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October 5, 2019: Pre-Cana Conference – St. Agnes, Nashville

wedding bands with crossThe Pre-Cana conference is a 1 or 1.5 day workshop (depending on location) that uses theJoy-Filled Marriage Program. This program prepares couples to live a Joy-filled marriage, and addresses the issues and challenges engaged couples face today. Heavily rooted in Pope St. John Paul II'sTheology of the Body, the program has two basic components- Life Skills and Catechetical. It will be held at St. Agnes (1008 McLary Road, Nashville, IN 47448.) First day takes place from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Second day goes from 9 am - 4 pm. Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm. Click here To Register or visit www.archindy.org/marriageandfamily/marriage-precana.html to see other Pre-Cana dates for the 2019 year.

 

Ocotber 25-27, 2019: 3rd Annual Peace in the Mourning: A Christ Focused Widow’s Retreat, Our Lady of Fatima House

Jennifer Trapuzzano found herself to be a widow less than a year after being married and just a few weeks before their first daughter was to be born.As a faithful Catholic, Jennifer clung to Christ, who has carried her though many dark times. She learned that “even in the darkest times, there’s always a light.”

While grieving has never been easy, she found understanding, companionship, and comfort by relating with other widows. Her hope is that through Peace in the Mourning, faithful widows can come together for hope and healing as they remember their beloved spouses.

The 3rd Annual Peace in the Mourning Retreat has been planned for you by widows who want others to experience the peace they found in this retreat experience last year.

Location: Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House – 5353 East 56th Street, Indianapolis IN

Cost: $200 – includes private overnight accommodation sfor 2 nights, all meals and the program.

Time: Program starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 25th and ends on Sunday, October 27th by 1:00 pm

To register go to www.archindy.org/fatima, or contact registrar, Khristine Meyer, at (317) 545-7681 ext. 101.

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November 2019

  • November 1-3: Worldwide Marriage Encounter - Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis
    • Give your marriage the gift that will last for years to come - Bring your Spouse for a weekend just for the two of you. Restore--Refresh--Renew. Make 2019 the year you reconnect intimately. To learn more and to apply, please go to www.wwme.org or call Ken & Ann Butt at (317) 863-5680.
  • NewDivrcByndNovember 11-December 16, 2019: Divorce and Beyond

    There will be a Divorce and Beyond Session for six consecutive Monday evenings at the Catholic Center (1400 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201) in the Providence Conference Room from 7:00-9:00 pm starting November 11 (the group will meet on November 25 – Thanksgiving Day) and run through December 16, 2019. The support group explores the stress, anger, blame and guilt of divorce with the goal of leading participants toward ultimate forgiveness, happiness and growth. Separated or divorced of all faiths are welcome.

    The cost of the six-week program is $30, which includes materials. Scholarships are available. Registration forms may be obtained online www.archindy.org/marriageandfamily/ministries-divorce.html or to register online click here. For more information please call Gabriela Ross, gross@archindy.org or (317) 592-4007.

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