Pre-Cana conferences in the Diocese of Trenton are designed to help engaged couples prepare for the everyday challenges of lifelong, sacramental marriage. Through married couple witness presentations, private couple dialog and group interaction, the Pre-Cana experience helps couples develop better relational skills, including healthier ways to communicate and resolve conflicts. The spiritual components of the conference strengthen and nourish the faith of participants, enabling them to joyfully embrace their new vocation of marriage.
Pre-Cana classes are offered in selected parishes at various times and locations throughout the year and are open to all couples preparing for Catholic marriage. Couples find participation in Pre-Cana conferences to be a positive, enjoyable and worthwhile experience, and a key component of the overall preparation process
Please be aware that, while some Pre-Cana programs are completed in one day, others are scheduled in segments over a two or three day period. To get the most out of their Pre-Cana experience, couples will attend all segments and participate in the program in its entirety. Important: Couples for whom either party has a prior marriage must attend the TO TRUST AGAIN remarriage workshop in lieu of Pre-Cana.
Check out must have conversations for dating and engaged couples from foryourmarriage.org for ideas and resources to better prepare you for Pre-Cana and your future marriage.Check out our marriage preparation events to find a list of Pre-Cana classes and register online.
This Pre-Cana program, presented entirely in the Spanish language, is for those of Hispanic descent and includes a whole support system for the Hispanic community. The registration fee is $115. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To register for a Pre-Cana in Spanish conference, please contact the Department of Youth, Marriage and Family Life, 609.403.7151.
God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage Pre-Cana is a marriage preparation workshop which offers a more complete understanding of God’s glorious plan for marriage and human sexuality than perhaps any program available in the Church today. Based on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (TOB), this program is intended to enhance key components of marriage readiness, such as learning about the beauty of marriage and the gift of human sexuality, as well as practical skills for day-to-day living. View this You-tube video to get an idea of what TOB is all about.
God’s Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage diocesan Pre-Cana workshops are offered by an experienced, highly skilled and professionally-trained diocesan ministry team. Couples who attend a diocesan Pre-Cana are invited to consider joining the diocesan ministry team after two years of marriage and active participation in their parish community.
Check out must have conversations for dating and engaged couples from foryourmarriage.org for ideas and resources to better prepare you for Pre-Cana and your future marriage.
The cost to attend a “God’s Plan” diocesan Pre-Cana is $150 per couple.
Check out our marriage preparation events for available God’s Plan Pre-Cana workshops and to register online.