Welcome to pre-Cana (Marriage PREP)!

The Church rejoices with you as you approach the Sacrament of Marriage and we all wish to support you in living your married life to the fullest. In many ways, today’s culture can work against your commitment to a healthy, lifelong Christian marriage, but the greater Church can offer some lasting support through our marriage preparation. This is a time for an engaged couple to discover and deepen their faith and receive needed direction. Several times each year, on a pre-determined set of dates that can be found below, Saint Miriam offers you the building blocks with which to build a solid foundation for your marriage and we will provide you with the spiritual resources and practical tools you need for a strong and healthy marriage.

“We are excited to have completed the virtual Pre-Cana session! We had a wonderful experience going through all the prompts and discussing all the aspects of our relationship and future marriage. It strengthened our current relationship and helped excite us for the life we can have together as a married couple!”

Karlie and Michael 

Marriage PREP online Program!

We are also pleased to announce an online virtual program for your Marriage Preparation. You can now do the fundamental formation program from your own home, submit a Pre-Marriage Questionnaire and meet with a priest at a later date for a private consultation! This program can be accessed year-round. Complete your marriage prep online, anytime, anywhere. After successfully finishing all elements of the course, including the videos, exercises, and worksheets, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing your names and the date you finished the course. You can save, print, or forward it by email to the parish where you be married.

A Quick Overview of PreCana

  • Couple Registers for their wedding date and chooses the pre-Cana/Marriage PREP option
  • Couple the registers for pre-Cana (Marriage PREP)
  • Couple attends initial session for Marriage PREP (Group)
  • Couple completes Pre-Marriage Questionnaire after attending (Online)
  • Couple has subsequent session, privately with priest, as needed (Private)

2024-2025 Dates (In Person)

For more information, contact us today by using the form below and tell us which dates are best for you and we will try to accommodate. As class sizes are limited, dates are subject to change and will be confirmed.

Overview of “Virtual” On-line Marriage PREP:

  • Couple Registers for their wedding date and chooses the Virtual pre-Cana/Marriage PREP option
  • Couple the registers for pre-Cana (Marriage PREP/Virtual)
  • Couple receives downloaded materials and PowerPoint, along with videos and links for their initial session for Marriage PREP  (Online)
  • Couple completes Pre-Marriage Questionnaire after attending (Online)
  • Couple receives additional documents via US Postal Service or Download, their choice.
  • Couple has subsequent session, privately with priest, as needed (Private)