Marriage Preparation Pre-Cana Retreats (English)

If you wish to attend the retreat in SPANISH, click here . Si desea asistir al retiro en ESPAÑOL, haga clic aquí.

Prior to Pre-Cana 

Contact your parish office to schedule a meeting with your parish priest, deacon, or marriage coordinator. This should take place between six to twelve months prior to your anticipated wedding date and before any arrangements are made or a wedding date is set. Please note that the marriage preparation process should begin where you reside. Following the initial interview and the fulfillment of any requested paperwork and inventory, then, with the permission of the Pastor, you may register for a Pre-Cana Retreat.

Pre-Cana Day Retreat

The Pre-Cana Day Retreat provides both an overview of God’s design for joy in marriage and practical skills for bringing it about. Topics covered include: Communication, Conflict Resolution, Family of Origin, Finances and more.  This event is recommended for all couples pursuing the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony (i.e. first marriage, convalidation, remarriage).

*Please Note: We do not provide childcare therefore children cannot attend this event, except for newborns who are nursing.

If the online registration is CLOSED it is because the facility can only accommodate a specific number of couples and that number has been met. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please choose another date.

Jan. 21, 2023Holy Name of Jesus, IndialanticCLOSED
Feb. 04, 2023Blessed Trinity, OcalaCall (352) 629-8092
May 06, 2023Blessed Trinity, Ocala Call (352) 629-8092
May 20, 2023Holy Family, OrlandoSOLD OUT
June 03, 2023St. James Cathedral, OrlandoRegister Here
Aug. 05, 2023Ascension, MelbourneRegister Here
Oct. 07, 2023Blessed Trinity, OcalaCall (352) 629-8092
Nov. 04, 2023Resurrection, LakelandRegister Here


This workshop is recommended for couples that have been civilly married for longer than 2 years. When couples have been civilly married for less than two years it is recommended that they attend a Pre-Cana Overnight Workshop (or a Marriage Encounter Weekend). We would be happy to work with you in determining the best way to meet the needs of these couples.

Jan. 28, 2023Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter ParkRegister Here
Apr. 22, 2023Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter ParkRegister Here
Aug. 26, 2023Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter ParkRegister Here
Oct. 21, 2023Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter ParkRegister Here
Vietnamese Engaged Encounter

A weekend retreat away with other engaged couples with plenty of time alone together to dialogue honestly and intensively about their prospective lives together. Among the subjects you will have an opportunity to discuss with each other are your ambitions, goals, attitudes about God, sex, money, children family and your role in the church and community. To register, call 407.896.4210. For more details, visit: (St. Philip Phan Van Minh Church).


If you have any questions or concerns, contact Tomas Evans at 407.246.4912 or or Monica Sacco at 407.246.4880 or