March 25, 2011

Be Our Guest / Sr. Diane Carollo, S.G.L.

One in Christ program is now offered at Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis

Thank you for the excellent coverage of the archdiocesan Sanctity of Life dinner on March 3 in Indianapolis.

Father Thomas Aschenbrener of Chicago, the keynote speaker for the dinner, is the author of One in Christ, a marriage preparation program based on Church teachings.

On Jan. 22, the pilot seminar of One in Christ began in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis.

The strength of the program lies in its positive approach to teaching the truth and beauty about the sacrament of matrimony and family life.

Couples leave the program enriched, inspired and focused on pursuing a marriage that is truly their path to heaven.

Holy Rosary parishioners Mark and Michelle Overholt of Indianapolis are the coordinating couple for this marriage preparation program presently offered on weekends at the South Deanery parish.

For more information, priests, parish staff members and engaged couples may contact the Overholts by e-mail at

Father Aschenbrener was inspired to create the program by the pastoral letter on marriage, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan,” issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Through mentoring by married couples and the participation of the clergy, basic catechesis and the practical tools of Christian marriage are creatively and effectively presented.

Without a doubt, the One in Christ program is part of the solution to constructing a culture of life in our society. Such a culture will thrive when marriage and family life reflect God’s truth and beauty.

(Servant of the Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo is the director of the archdiocesan Office of Pro-Life Ministry, and the director of religious education at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis.)

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