Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekends

The Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend was designed and started in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in 1976 by Fr. Martin Wolter and a team of married couples dedicated to the ministry of marriage preparation. Since then over 8,000 couples have participated in the program in Indianapolis, and today, weekends continue to be booked many months in advance.

This weekend offers time away from the tensions and demands of daily life to relax in a place of beauty and peacefulness. It gives couples a unique opportunity to grow in the knowledge and love of one another while focusing on couple communication in all aspects of the marriage relationship. The program focuses on entering into a deeper personal relationship with Christ and the importance of having Him at the center of your marriage.

These weekends fill up quickly. Register as early as possible!

2017 Weekends

  • April 7-9
  • May 19-21
  • June 23-25
  • July 21-23
  • September 15-17
  • October 20-22

2017 Registration fee is $298.00 per couple. The registration fee includes the program and materials, all meals, snacks, presentations and overnight accommodations for the weekend. $150 of the total fee is due at the time of registration and is a non-refundable deposit. You may pay by check and send it with your registration form or you may pay by credit card online by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Please note: If a transfer from your original confirmed weekend to a different weekend is necessary, there will be a $20 transfer fee charged. Please also note that a transfer to another date does not automatically insure that you will be given a spot on that weekend. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact our registrar, Marcia Johnson, at marcia.johnson@archindy.org or (317) 545-7681 ext 107

For questions related to the Tobit weekend program with regard to content or other such details, please contact Cheryl McSweeney at cmcsweeney@archindy.org or (317) 545-7681 extension 106.

Taken directly from TOBIT weekend retreat surveys:

  • "The team couples were so honest and open. As a non-Catholic, I was very timid and anxious about coming, but I was made comfortable from the minute I walked in."
  • "It was excellent and we would have paid more to come."
  • "...we are here to learn more about each other...our needs were always met and the food was great."
  • "We knew what things we need to work on, but this propelled us to figure out how to work on it."
  • "Our wedding is a few months away. I wish we came here sooner. From what I've learned we need more time to grow together and discuss our issues."
  • "I'd like to thank the volunteer couples for their generosity...it's rare to see couples in long-term successful healthy relationships. Your sense of humor and general warmth was really an inspiration...you can rest assured that you have contributed to our happiness!"
  • "The entire experience was very enriching and nourishing for both of us to take the time together and shut out the rest of the world for a while, and the topics covered helped us become even closer & more open than before."
  • "We chose TOBIT [because] we needed to talk about issues and we didn't know how to go about it."
  • "...Feel like I fell in love all over again. Also renewed our faith in God..."
  • "[I enjoyed] ...the stories of the group leaders. I loved the insight of Fr, Jim and Fr. Keith."
  • "Fantastic location. Once you are here you forget that you are in the middle of a metropolitan city."
  • "Very impressed. This is a wonderful facility."
  • "...I would absolutely recommend this weekend to all engaged couples!...Thank you for an amazing experience!"

Would you like to help young couples prepare for this important commitment? Share your experience and e-mail Cheryl McSweeney at cmcsweeney@archindy.org


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