Marriage » Step 6: Pre Cana

Step 6: Pre Cana

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 Program Pre-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. Josaphat
Our 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, October 12, 2019
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020

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 bring a check with you to your Pre Cana session).

Please click here to register online, or call the Parish Office: 773-327-8955.

Catholic Couple Checkup Inventory
Couples 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.