Marriage Ministry

Marriage Preparation

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

All programs are held on Saturdays, starting at 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.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

2019: June 8, July 27, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 14.

2020: January 18, February 22, March 21, April 18, May 9, June 13, August 1.

GLENVILLE: Immaculate Conception School, 400 Saratoga Road

2019: September 21, October 19.

2020: January 11, February 8, March 7, April 4, May 10.

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

2019: October 26

Pre-Cana II is for couples, when one or both have been married before, or who have 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 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


2019: August 3, November 16, February 1, April 4, July 11.

Have more questions? 
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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/