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Pre-Cana 

Pre-Cana is the name given to the marriage preparation retreat required for all marrying couples in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. 

Most Pre-Cana Days happen between February and early May, although parishes and retreat centers may schedule them any time during the year.

We have included the most up-to-date listings below.

There are also online options available through the Clickable Buttons.

Pre-Cana Listings

Click HERE to view the upcoming Pre-Cana days at a parish.

Question? Check out our Pre-Cana FAQ page HERE.

Parish Leaders - are you looking to have your Pre-Cana day on our site?

Click HERE to access the event submission form.  Check out the online options below.  several offer online mentoring.

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Retreat House Offerings

The Jesuit Retreat Center offers Pre-Cana days nearly every month. For more information, visit their website

The Loyola Retreat House offers Pre-Cana days nearly every month. For more information, visit their website

Online Options

Evermore In Love
Evermore in Love is a Catholic Marriage Prep and Enrichment with online mentoring and online sessions that occur over 5 weeks with various schedules available on their website.  Many features are offered by donation.

Smart Loving
The online program includes courses for engaged couples and sponsors, family planning, and marriage enrichment. The cost is $99 for 2-year access to courses and the member hub. A couples workbook is available for an additional cost.   

Catholic Marriage Prep
This online program is featured by the USCCB and includes one-on-one pairing with a mentor couple. It uses the Theology of the Body framework in its marriage preparation curriculum. The cost is $194. 

Living our Faith in Love
Online, on-demand program offered by The Marriage Group. Engaged couples can view videos on topics that are helpful in Catholic marriage and respond to reflection questions. Upon completion of the program, a Certificate of Completion will be issued. Video captions are offered in English and Spanish. Access to the materials is good for an entire year. The cost is $195.  

Beloved
If your Parish has a subscription to Formed through Lighthouse Media, talk to your priest about using their marriage preparation program, Beloved. Couples can access it right from the website/app after logging in with their parish's subscription code. Workbooks are downloadable or parishes can buy the workbooks for about $8/each in orders of 5.  

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