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 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.

Register as early as possible, weekends fill up quickly!

2024 Weekends

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.

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 email our Registrar, Lisa Coons or call her at (317) 545-7681

For questions related to the Tobit weekend program with regard to content or other such details, please contact Jennifer Burger at or (317) 545-7681 ext 106.

Taken directly from TOBIT weekend retreat surveys:

  • "I'd like to thank the volunteer couples for their's rare to see couples in long-term successful healthy relationships. Your sense of humor and general warmth was really an 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."
  • "[I enjoyed] ...the stories of the group leaders. I loved the insight of Fr, Jim and Fr. Keith."
  • "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."

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