Marriage Ministry

Marriage Preparation

Yes, we will make sure you can complete your Marriage Preparation!

In compliance with the Center for Disease Control guidelines, all our marriage preparation programing will be done by digital formats for the near future. 

If you are scheduled for a program in May, you will receive a communication from us soon as we know if that will be a safe time to gather, if not we will provide information on how to complete your preparation.

Programs for June through August are still taking registrations.  If changes need to be made for those programs, all registered couples will be accommodated.

Please call 518-453-6644 if you have any questions. 

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: December 14.

2020: January 18, February 22, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13, August 1.

GLENVILLE: Immaculate Conception School, 400 Saratoga Road

2020: January 11, February 8, March 7, April 4, May 16.

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

2020: March 7

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.

2020: March 28, July 11.

Have more questions? 
Check our Q & A
Read our tips and timeline info

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/