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.

At times, today’s culture can work against your commitment to a healthy, lifelong Christian marriage. But the Church tells us that the time of marriage preparation is “a special opportunity for the engaged to rediscover and deepen the faith received in baptism and nourished by their Christian upbringing.” Familiaris Consortio #51

Getting Started:

The Catholic Church offers you the building blocks with which to build a solid foundation to your marriage. The cornerstones of that solid foundation begin now, in your engagement period. Among the key elements of effective and successful marriage preparation are self-knowledge (through as assessment of your strengths and weaknesses, both as individuals and as a couple) and good formation (through a strong educational program on the sacrament of matrimony).

The Pre-Cana marriage program will provide you with the spiritual resources and practical tools you need for a strong and healthy marriage – not only as newlyweds, but for a lifetime.

Please contact the Parish Office at (440) 734-1300 six months before the wedding to begin classes.