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Pre-Cana/Cana II 

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 that involves individualized conversations that meet their specific needs.

Most Pre-Cana Days are held in the spring, but we also have retreat center offerings monthly. We have included the most up-to-date listings below. There are also online options available and many include online mentoring!

Accompaniment of couples that are getting married a second time 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.  

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

Parish Offerings

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.

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

Click HERE to access the event submission form.  

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Online Options should be approved by the preparing minister.

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

Explore the Agapè Catholic Ministries marriage preparation course, rooted in Theology of the Body and Humanae Vitae. Join online sessions, available in multiple languages, featuring interactive worksheets and personalized feedback from instructor couples. US $239 per couple.

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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