Here's What the Experts Have to Say ...


"I recommend One in Christ because it creatively, effectively, and pastorally addresses the most critical issues concerning marriage and family life in contemporary society. The fully documented conversion stories provide proof that the program leads to amazing results in the lives of the couples who participate."

~Msgr. Joseph Schaedel
Pastor of St. Luke Catholic Church, Indianapolis


"One in Christ has been a life changer for many of the couples being married in the Church! This year we have over fifty weddings at St. Johns and all our parishioner couples attend One in Christ for their retreat. I have found this to be both a great Spiritual and Practical Retreat in preparation for the covenant of marriage."

~Father Rick Nagel
Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Indianapolis


"Do they know what they need to know to get married? That was the question that worried me about marriage preparation for couples in the past. With One in Christ, I don't have to worry about that anymore. I know they are being presented with all the Church teaching and practical training to be truly ready to cooperate with the graces God will offer them in the Sacrament of Marriage. What a blessing!"

~Father C. Ryan McCarthy
Pastor of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Indianapolis


"One in Christ changes lives! OIC is a dynamic and powerful retreat that prepares couples for happy, holy, and healthy lives in the vocation of marriage. Every couple I have ever sent has sung the praises of One in Christ. In addition to preparing couples for the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony, OIC makes better disciples out of everyone who is a part of it. I highly encourage OIC for every couple seeking marriage!"

~Father Mike Keucher
Administrator of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shelbyville


"The One in Christ marriage program is a great gift to the Church and to couples preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. As a priest, I was blessed with six years of very thorough preparation for the priesthood, but so often couples are married without much preparation at all. The One in Christ program does a great job at helping to meet the need for a solid, thorough, and engaging presentation of the Catholic Church's vision for what marriage can and ought to be. I strongly encourage One in Christ to any couple that is discerning marriage!"

~Father John Hollowell
Pastor of Annunciation Catholic Church, Brazil and St. Paul's Catholic Church, Greencastle


"Every one of us has a vocation, but holy matrimony is the vocation God calls most people to. So, a good understanding of what marriage is, why God made it, and how God envisions we live it out are important topics. I spent eight years in seminary preparing for my vocation to the priesthood. Engaged couples have six to eight months of preparation with their parish family. So, every moment of preparation is crucial. One In Christ makes great use of time and information as they help couples explore and understand the key essentials for God's plan for marriage and family. Every couple who talks to me about their experience of One In Christ afterwards highlights their new or renewed understanding of marriage as a vocation. This is why I am committed to One In Christ. "

~Father Sean Danda
Pastor of St. Malachy Catholic Church, Indianapolis


"It is humbling and inspiring to witness how the One in Christ program transforms couples’ outlooks on such important and intimate subjects including marriage, sexuality, and family planning. I think what sets this program apart is the real-world insight and testimony of volunteer couples who share their stories, as well as the expertise and information presented by the medical panel. Couples can ask questions, have time for personal discussion among themselves, and hear feedback from couples and medical professionals who have been in the trenches on many important issues they will face in marriage and life. I highly recommend this program without reservation – it is both a blessing and a marvelous asset to Indianapolis-area Catholic couples preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony."

~Dr. Casey Delcoco, MD
Magnificat Family Medicine, Family Practice


"One in Christ not only explains the theological 'why' of NFP, but also begins the scientific discussion of 'how'. The ability for couples to hear the physicians and practitioners and ask both general and personal questions is invaluable. I'm always amazed at how little most couples know about the various NFP methods. After OIC the couples are armed with knowledge and resources that should provide a great foundation to build upon."

~Dr. Maret Cline, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology of Indiana, OB/GYN, Carmel


"Aside from covering a wide scope of important issues through discussions and testimonials by real-life married couples, One in Christ introduces engaged couples to Natural Family Planning, a method of growing your family and deepening your marriage that is grounded in scientific evidence and the dignity each one of us has."

~Dr. Konrad Szymanski
IU Health, Urologist



"When I got married over a decade ago, I was searching for answers about how to live out my role as a Catholic wife and a physician. I felt frustrated by what little information I could find, and by my own limited understanding of Catholic moral teaching. One in Christ brings all these answers together in a powerful and intimate retreat setting. Faith and science are not opposed to one another. Together faith and reason build a coherent view of marriage and the body. One in Christ brings this truth to life beautifully in the way it teaches NFP using married couple testimonies and a medical panel. Through my involvement with the medical panel, we are able to provide good scientific evidence, answer specific questions, and equip participants with resources to learn more about NFP and how they can use it in their married life. It is inspirational to see the way couples grow in love for each other and for the Church through this experience. One in Christ is truly a blessing in my life and in the Catholic Church."

~Dr. Maria Bajuyo, MD
St. Gianna Center, Family Practice, Indianapolis


"The One in Christ marriage preparation does an excellent job integrating health of the mind, body, and soul. Couples are introduced to the beauty of God's vocational plan for a sacramental marriage. The multidisciplinary medical panel addresses both joyful and tough situations couples are likely to experience in their married life, leaving them better prepared. I am grateful to be part of such a wonderful ministry."

~Dr. John Cadwallader
  Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Counselor



"One in Christ is a thorough marriage prep program that is much needed in today's world of brokenness as it encourages every couple to take a look at God's divine plan for marriage. It weaves in topics involving the physical, mental and spiritual, recognizing the importance of a holistic approach to living out this Sacrament. Having experienced this program from both ends, as a couple & panel member, I have witnessed how deep they go into addressing some real-life situations, offering genuine guidance and knowledge to the individual, leaving them with a more informed and healthier attitude towards challenges. Couples are introduced to tools that better equip them to enter and journey this Vocation."

~Pauline Kattady, M.S., M.A., LMHC
Licensed Medical Health Counselor

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