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 Overnight Retreat

The Pre-Cana Overnight Retreat provides an intimate setting for personal, uninterrupted attention to your marriage preparation. It provides engaged couples with the skills needed to live their sacramental marriage and strengthen their covenant. Pre-Cana Overnight Retreat is recommended for couples being married for the first time or if a former marriage was of very brief duration and no children are involved. Also, for couples who have been living in a domestic or common-law union for less than two years who are preparing to celebrate the sacrament of marriage in the church.  This event begins on a Friday at 6:30 p.m. and ends Saturday night.

*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.

 

DATE LOCATION ONLINE REGISTRATION
Apr. 14-15, 2023 San Pedro Center, Winter Park Register Here
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.

 

DATE LOCATION ONLINE REGISTRATION
Jan. 21, 2023 Holy Name of Jesus, Indialantic Register Here
Feb. 04, 2023 Blessed Trinity, Ocala Call (352) 629-8092
May 06, 2023 Blessed Trinity, Ocala Call (352) 629-8092
May 20, 2023 Holy Family, Orlando Register Here
Aug. 05, 2023 Ascension, Melbourne Coming Soon
Oct. 07, 2023 Blessed Trinity, Ocala Call (352) 629-8092
Nov. 04, 2023 Resurrection, Lakeland Coming Soon
Convalidation

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.

 

DATE LOCATION ONLINE REGISTRATION
Jan. 28, 2023 Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter Park Register Here
Apr. 29, 2023 Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter Park Register Here
Aug. 26, 2023 Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter Park Register Here
Oct. 21, 2023 Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter Park Register 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: http://www.philipminhparish.org (St. Philip Phan Van Minh Church).

Contact

John Barrientes
Director of Marriage & Family Ministry
jbarrientes@orlandodiocese.org
407.246.4882