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Pre-Cana is the name given to the marriage preparation retreat required for all marrying couples in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Couples that are entering into a second marriage AND blending families may be interested in a CANA II plan.
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.
Accompaniment of couples that are getting married a second time may be directed to a CANA II program and should work with a marriage mentoring couple. If your parish doesn't have marriage mentors the Diocese can help to find couples to work with.
Parishes can choose to list their days through the Diocese. Parishes that have chosen to share their day for others to register have completed a form that creates an event on the Marriage and Family Event Page.
Click HERE to view the upcoming Pre-Cana days that parishes are currently scheduling. Keep in mind that most of these Pre-Cana's are in early spring or late fall.
Question? Check out our Pre-Cana FAQ page HERE.
Click HERE to access the event submission form. Check out the online options below. several offer online mentoring.
Online Options should be approved by the preparing minister.
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.
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.
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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