Availability: Saturdays or Sunday, full day programs.
Fees: Varies by location.
Marriage preparation Pre-Cana Days are offered at several parishes and retreat centers for engaged couples who are marrying for the first time. Contact your parish first, as not all parishes publicly list their Pre-Cana dates. Register by contacting the parish or retreat center directly. The cost per couple covers meals, and Mass attendance is usually included at the Pre-Cana.
Cost per couple
|Call your local parish||For programs listed below, the cost includes meals, and Mass attendance is usually included at the Pre-Cana.|
|Sat. 1/28||St. Monica||Garfield Hts||Office||216-662-8687||$65|
|Sat. 2/11||St. Albert the Great||North Royalton||Office||440-237-6760||$70|
|Sat. 2/11||St. Sebastian||Akron||Maggi & Dave||330-867-0365||$50|
|Sun. 2/19||St. Barnabas||Northfield||Catarina||330-858-2095||$65|
|Sun. 2/19||St. Brendan||North Olmsted||Monica||440-655-0037||$75|
|Sat. 2/25||St. Joseph||Strongsville||Deacon Bob||440-238-5555||$70|
|Sat. 3/4||St. Joseph||Cuyahoga Falls||Office||330-928-2173||$75|
|Sat. 3/4||St. Luke;||Lakewood||Holly||216-529-1842||$80|
|Sat. 3/4||St. Peter||N. Ridgeville||Office||440-327-2201||$50|
|Sat. 3/11||St. Francis Xavier||Medina||Penny||330-421-1098||$75, 3 meals|
|Sat. 3/11||SS Robt & Wm, & St. John of the Cross, Euclid||To be held at St. John of the Cross||SS Robt & Wm office||216-731-1515, or register||$100, 3 meals|
|Sat. 3/18||St. Helen/St. Edward/St. Lucy||Held at St. Lucy, Middlefield||Call St. Helen office, Newbury, to register||440-564-5805||$80 parishioners, $100 other|
|Sat. 3/18||St. Rita; Register||Solon||Dave & Nancy||440-836-3401||$70|
|Sun. 3/26||SS Cosmas & Damian||Twinsburg||Karen & Joe||330-963-0542||$75|
|Sat. 4/1||St. Angela||Fairview Park||Mary Pat||216-533-1793||$80|
Pre-Cana Days at Retreat Centers. Jesuit Retreat House, 5629 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134 (Cuyahoga County) offers Pre-Cana days nearly every month; $80 per couple. Phone 440-884-9300, or find class dates and register at JRC. Loyola Retreat House, 700 Killinger Road, Clinton, Ohio 44216 (Summit County), offers Pre-Cana days monthly; $75 per couple. Phone 330-896-2315, or find class dates and register at Loyola.
St. Patrick, 512 North Main Street, Wellington, Ohio 44090 (Lorain County), offers Pre-Cana days; $65 per couple. Phone 440-647-4375, or download and print this form: PREP is appropriate for all couples, and satisfies the “Pre-Cana Requirement”. Cana II is marriage preparation for couples in which one or both have been married before, and/or will be forming a stepfamily. Engaged Encounter is a comprehensive weekend of marriage preparation.