Pre-Cana Sessions

View/download the 2020 Pre-Cana Session Dates

Why do we have to attend Marriage Preparation Sessions (Pre-Cana)?
The Church wants your relationship and marriage to be successful and to be a source of happiness and blessing throughout your lives. These sessions will present the essential Christian and human aspects of marriage so that you may come to a deeper understanding of all the dimensions of the marriage covenant. They will provide you with concrete means to reflect on your relationship in light of the factors and issues that are usually involved in marriage.

Is there a fee?
Please check with the parish where you registered for the Pre-Cana session for the registration fee. Married couples volunteer their time and are not remunerated. Some parishes require the registration fee to be paid prior to your attendance at the sessions.

When should I register for Marriage Preparation Sessions?
Your preparation for marriage will begin when you announce your engagement, even if that is a year or more before your proposed wedding date. It is strongly recommended that you register as soon as possible. Sessions can begin to fill up three to six months in advance.

How do I register?
View the 2020 Couples Guide to Marriage Preparation to find the Marriage Preparation Sessions with available openings, and call the scheduling couple listed. Some couples request that you call only during certain hours, please check the instructions.