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Preparing for Your Catholic Marriage

Step 6:  Prepare for your Catholic Marriage
We will work with you in this process of preparation.  Some of these preparations include the completion of a pre-martial inventory, and your participation in a pre-marriage preparation program (Pre-Cana or similar programs).Marriage Preparation ProgramPre-marriage preparation includes a program that offers you the time and setting to consider together your life as a married couple.  A number of programs are available to you. Popular programs include Discovery Weekend, Engaged Encounter, Pre-Cana.  Pre-Cana is offered by the Archdiocese and here at St. Josaphat.  If possible, we recommend that you attend our Pre-Cana Program.
These programs are approved by the Archdiocese and fulfill the recommendation for pre-marriage preparation required by the Archdiocese.  Arrangements for any of the programs are the responsibility of the couple. Reservations are required for all programs.

Pre-Cana at St. JosaphatOur Pre-Cana Program is held in the Rectory Red Door Room from 10 am until 6 pm, concluding after our Saturday evening 5:00 pm Mass. Lunch is served during the session.

Our next Pre-Cana sessions are:

         Saturday, January 26th, 2019

         Saturday, March 30th, 2019

The cost of the Parish Pre-Cana is included in your wedding fee.  If you are being married somewhere else, the cost of our Pre-Cana is $200.00
Please call the Parish Office to make your reservation: 773-327-8955.

Catholic Couple Checkup InventoryCouples taking the Catholic Couple Check Up receive a twenty page report on their relationship with a discussion guide tailored to their individual situations immediately after completing the inventory.  WE NEED MORE INFO HERE… IS IT REQUIRED? HOW DO THEY TAKE IT? IS THERE A FEE? DOES THE PRIEST/DEACON REVIEW IT WITH THEM, ETC.