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Pre-Cana

In March, we cancelled all marriage preparation programs in response to the request for social distancing, and asked priests and deacons to meet with engaged couples individually to address the marriage preparation requirements, including Pre-Cana. As we prepare to resume public Masses, the Office for Marriage and Family Ministry offers the following guidelines for immediate preparation of engaged couples. These are temporary recommendations. We will continue to re-evaluate as everything progresses.

Marriage preparation Pre-Cana Days are offered at several parishes and retreat centers for engaged couples who are marrying for the first time.

  • Contact your parish first, as they may not have advertised their Pre-Cana event with us.
  • We advertise Pre-Canas for all diocesan parishes by request. If a parish’s event is not listed here it is because they have not requested for us to advertise their Pre-Cana.
  • Register by contacting the parish or retreat center directly.
  • The cost per couple covers meals, and mass attendance is usually included at the Pre-Cana.
  • Most Pre-Cana Days happen between February and early May, although parishes and retreat centers may schedule them any time during the year.

In addition to the Parish or Retreat Center Pre-Cana Day, the diocesan Pre-Cana requirement may also be fulfilled by attending a PREP or Cana II Day.

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 Pre-Cana Days

Parishes throughout the diocese may opt to advertise their retreat on our website. If you would like for us to share your parish's event on our website, please submit the requested information via the form below.

Advertise a Parish Pre-Cana

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