Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana)

Preparing for Marriage

Congratulations on your engagement!

The Church rejoices with you as you approach the sacrament of marriage and wishes to support you in living your married life to the fullest.

The marriage covenant, between a husband and a wife, is a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The Catholic Church offers the building blocks with which to build a solid foundation for your marriage. The cornerstones of that solid foundation begin now, in your engagement period.

The Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program offers excellent spiritual resources and educational components designed to introduce engaged couples to the teachings of the Catholic Church on the Sacrament of Matrimony. This program is designed to provide tools to build a strong and healthy marriage not only as newlyweds, but for a lifetime.