Marriage Ministry

Marriage Preparation

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

We have two different types of programs:

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.

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 currently a hybrid class with prework emailed two weeks before and attendance at two hour evening zoom session.

During COVID our programing conforms to all CDC guidelines.

Our current programing dates for Pre-Cana 1 include:

In person full day class on select Saturdays at Immaculate Conception Church in Glenville from 8:30 - 4:30 (see registration form for available dates.)

In person half-day class on select Saturdays at 40 N. Main Ave in Albany from 8:30 - 12:30. Couples are required to complete emailed prework before attending the Saturday morning class (dates are listed in registration.)

Click here for online Pre-Cana Registration

If your wedding is less than 90 days away, you must register by phone or email.

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

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