Spring Wedding Guide

Growing In Faith and Love: Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation

Pre-Cana/Marriage Preparation Programs for Catholic, Interfaith Couples

Marriage is a sacrament in the Catholic Church, and effective preparation is essential to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament, deepen their readiness to live married life and gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.

The Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens provides marriage preparation classes – also known as pre-Cana – in English, Spanish, Creole, Polish and Italian. There are specialized sessions for interfaith couples, couples who are re-marrying and couples convalidating civil unions, as well as the option of a weekend preparation program.

Here is a listing of upcoming pre-Cana sessions in the diocese:

BROOKLYN

Catholic Pre-Cana (English)
Diocesan Offices, Park Slope
Dates (choose one session):
May 4-5; May 11-12;
June 1-2; June 15-16; June 22-23;
July 6-7; July 20-21;
Aug. 10-11; Aug. 24-25
Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (Polish)
St. Stanislaus Kostka, Greenpoint
Saturday, May 5
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Interfaith Pre-Cana (English)*
Diocesan Offices, Park Slope
Dates: May 11-12; June 8- 9
Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (English)
St. Finbar, Bath Beach
May 11-12
Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (Spanish)
St. Finbar, Bath Beach
May 18-19; Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.,
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (English)
SS. Simon and Jude, Gravesend
June 5, 12, 19 and 26
Tuesdays: 7-9 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (English)
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Williamsburg
June 15-16
Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (Polish)
St. Frances de Chantal, Borough Park
Saturday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


QUEENS

Catholic Pre-Cana (English)
Resurrection-Ascension, Rego Park
Dates: April 30, May 7, 14 and 21;
June 4, 11, 18 and 25
Mondays: 7-9 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (Spanish)
St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights
May 4-5; Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.,
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Remarriage Pre-Cana (English)*
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria
May 4-5; Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.,
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (English)
Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston
Dates: June 1-2; June 8-9; June 15-16;
June 22-23; July 6-7
Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Remarriage Pre-Cana (English)*
Mary’s Nativity, Flushing
June 1-2; Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.,
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (Spanish)
Mary’s Nativity, Flushing
Tuesdays: June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7-9 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (Spanish)
St. Anthony of Padua, S. Ozone Park
June 8-9; Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Catholic Pre-Cana (Spanish)
Presentation of the B.V.M., Jamaica
June 15-16; Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.,
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Interfaith Pre-Cana (English)*
Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston
July 13-14; Friday: 7:30-9 p.m.,
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information and registration, visit www.pre-cana.org, call 718-281-9540, or email precana@diobrook.org.

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