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Pre-Cana

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

St. Patrick (Wellington) Pre-Cana Retreats

Location: St. Patrick Parish (Wellington)- 512 North Main Street, Wellington, OH 44090
Cost: $75/couple
Register: Online
Contact: Patricia Sumpter by phone (440) 647-4375 or email
Additional Information: Dates vary throughout the year, visit their website for updated information.

St. Sebastian Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: February 8th, 2020
Time: 9:30 am-6:15 pm
Location: St. Sebastian Parish- 476 Mull Ave. Akron, OH 44320
Cost: $50/couple
Register & Contact: Maggie & Dave Blischak by phone (330) 867-0365 or email by 2/5/2020
Additional Information: Breakfast & Lunch provided. 

St. Adalbert Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: February 15th, 2020
Time: 8:00 am-6:30 pm
Location: St. Adalbert Parish- 66 Adalbert St. Berea, OH 44017
Cost: $80/couple
Register: Through parish website by 1/31/2020
Contact: Deacon Ed Gardias by phone (440) 234-6830 or email
Additional Information: Lunch, & Dinner provided, 4:30 pm Mass included as a part of the day's events. Event limited to 16 couples, first come, first serve! 

St. Brendan Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: February 15th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am-7:15 pm
Location: St. Brendan Parish- 4242 Brendan Lane North Olmsted, OH 44070 
Cost: $75/couple
Register & Contact: Monica Nestoff by phone (440) 655-0037 or email by 1/31/2020.
Additional Information: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner provided; 5:00 pm Mass included as a part of the day's events.

St. Barnabas Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: February 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: St. Barnabas Parish 9451 Brandywine Rd. Northfield, OH 44067 
Cost: $75/couple
Register & Contact: Andy & Catarina LaGuardia by phone (330) 858-2095 or email by February 10, 2020.
Additional Information: Breakfast & Lunch provided; Mass included as a part of the day's events.

St. Francis Xavier Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: February 29th, 2020
Time: 8:00 am- 7:00 pm
Location: St. Francis Xavier Church- 606 E Washington Rd. Medina, OH 44256
Cost: $75/couple
Register: Online Form
Contact: Germain Wilson by phone (330) 241-1328 or email
Additional Information: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner provided, 5:00 pm mass included as a part of the day's events. We would be honored to work with you as you prepare for this important sacrament. Our team consists of old married couples and younger couples with small children. We have been praying for you and your finance. Please consider coming to spend the day with us on Saturday, February 29, 2020-it is a LEAP YEAR!

St. Angela Merici Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: March 7th, 2020
Time: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Location: St. Angela Merici Parish 20970 Lorain Rd. Fairview, OH 44126
Cost: $85/couple
Register: Online 
Contact: Mary Pat Ellert by phone (216) 533-1793 or email with any questions. 
Additional Information: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner provided, 4:30 pm mass included. Register by February 23, 2020.

St. Mary Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: March 7th, 2020
Time: 8:30 am-7:30 pm
Location: St. Mary Church- 340 N. Main St. Hudson, OH 44236 
Cost: $95/couple
Register: Online 
Contact: Rose Gordyan by phone (330) 653-8118 x227 or email with any questions. 
Additional Information: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner provided, 5:30 pm mass included. Family members are invited to attend mass as engaged couples will be recognized.

Ss. Robert & William Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: March 7th, 2020
Time: 8:30 am-6:30 pm
Location: Ss. Robert & William Parish 367 E. 260th St. Euclid, OH 44132 
Cost: $100/couple
Register: Online 
Contact: Fr. John Betters by phone (216) 731-1515 or email with any questions. 
Additional Information: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner provided, 4:00 pm mass included. Register by March 1, 2020.

St. Francis of Assisi Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: March 14th, 2020
Time: 9:30 am-7:30 pm
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Parish 6850 Mayfield Rd. Gates Mills, OH 44040 
Cost: $85/couple
Register & Contact: The parish office by phone (440) 461-0066 or email with any questions. 
Additional Information: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner provided, 4:30 pm mass included. Register by March 1, 2020.

St. Peter Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: March 28th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: St. Peter Parish- 35777 Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville, OH 44039 
Cost: $50/couple
Register & Contact: Christine Stefanek by phone (440) 327-2201 or email with any questions. Registration limited to 12 couples, email the parish to register!
Additional Information: Breakfast & Lunch provided.

Ss. Cosmas & Damian Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: March 29th, 2020
Time: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Location: Twinhaven Reception Center- 10439 Ravenna Road. Twinsburg, OH 44087
Cost: $75/couple
Register & Contact: Kerryanne & Jason Bollman by phone (330) 425-8141 or email by 3/27/2020
Additional Information: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Provided. Mass included as a part of the day's events. Visit the parish website for more information!

Holy Spirit Church Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: April 25th, 2020
Time: 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Location: Holy Spirit Church- 410 Lear Road. Avon Lake, OH 44012 
Cost: $65/couple
Register: A registration form may be downloaded from the parish website. Register by Friday, April 17, 2020.
Contact: Chris & David Sinclair by phone (440) 695-1010 or email by 3/27/2020
Additional Information: Breakfast & Lunch provided, 5:00 pm Mass included as a part of the day's events.

St. Monica Pre-Cana Retreat

Date: April 25th, 2020
Time: 11:15 am-6:00 pm
Location: St. Monica Parish (School Basement)- 13623 Rockside Rd. Garfield Heights, OH 44125 
Cost: $75/couple
Register & Contact: Sue Shepka by phone (216) 662-8687 or email with any questions. 
Additional Information: Beverage and snacks are provided during the program up to 3:00 pm. 4:00 pm mass included with dinner to follow. You must call in to register and will receive a letter of confirmation. 

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