Marriage Ministry

Marriage Preparation

Pre Cana  
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 a.m.

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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ALBANY: The Pastoral Center, 40 North Main Avenue 
2018: August 4, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8
2019: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, May 11, June 8, July 27

GLENVILLE: Immaculate Conception School, 400 Saratoga Road
2018: September 15, October 20
2019: January 12, February 9, March 16, April 13, May 18

SOUTH GLENS FALLS: St. Michael the Archangel, 80 Saratoga Avenue     
2019: April 6

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 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2018: December 1
2019: April 13, August 3

Have more questions? 
Check our Q & A
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Ready to Register? 
Click here for Pre-Cana Registration

To register by phone or email please contact the Pre-Cana Registrar at 518-453-6644 or PreCana.Registrar@rcda.org 

Check out this wonderful site for couples: http://www.foryourmarriage.org/