Lay Ministry Formation
Marriage Ministry

Pre Cana  |  Marriage Enrichment

Congratulations! We are so happy to help you prepare for marriage.
Couples are encouraged to attend Pre-Cana at least six months prior to their wedding date.

All programs are held on Saturdays, starting at 9:00am

Advanced registration is required

Pre-Cana I
 is marriage preparation for couples who have not been married before and do not have any children. Topics include: sacrament/spirituality, sex/intimacy, communication/conflict, values/expectations, finance, children, career and family of origin.

This one-day program is held at three locations, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

ALBANY: The Pastoral Center, 40 North Main Avenue
2017: Oct.28, Nov18 ,Dec.9
2018: Feb 24, March 24, April 28, May 5, June 9 

GLENVILLE: Immaculate Conception School, 400 Saratoga Road

2017: Oct.21
2018: Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10, April 14, May 19 

SOUTH GLENS FALLS: St. Michael the Archangel, 80 Saratoga Avenue
2017: Nov 4       
2018: April 7

Pre-Cana II is for couples, one or both of whom have been married before, or who have a children. It is appropriate for couples having their marriage convalidated in the Church. ¬†Additional topics include blending families and family systems. 

This program is held at the Pastoral Center, 40 North Main Avenue, Albany from 9 AM to 6 PM.

2017: Oct 28
2018: March 10, July 7

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Check out this national resource on Catholic Marriage

To register by phone or email please contact the Pre-Cana Registrar at 518-453-6644 or

We look forward to hearing from you!