Congratulations on your decision to celebrate the sacrament of marriage!

Please make sure you have completed the following steps prior to registering for an overnight or one-day Marriage Preparation Workshop (Pre-Cana, Remarriage, or Convalidation).

  1. Make an appointment to speak with the Pastor or his designated associate at your parish.  (If you do not belong to a parish, now is the perfect time to find a parish home!)  You must do this even if you do not plan to celebrate your wedding at that parish.  Marriage preparation should begin where you are currently residing.
  2. Following the initial interview and the fulfillment of any requested paperwork and inventory, then, with the permission of the Pastor or his associate you may register for a Pre-Cana session.

The following dates that appear below are specifically for ENGLISH speakers. Click here if you wish to attend the workshop in SPANISH.

Las siguientes fechas que aparecen a continuación son específicamente para las personas de habla INGLÉS. Haga clic aquí si desea asistir el taller en ESPAÑOL.

2020 Marriage Preparation Calendar

 


PRE-CANA OVERNIGHT

This workshop provides an intimate setting for personal, uninterrupted attention to your marriage preparation. It provides engaged couples with skills needed to live their sacramental marriage and strengthen their covenant. Pre-Cana Overnight is recommended for couples being married for the first time or if a former marriage was of a 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.  Beginning on a Friday at 6:30 p.m. and ending Saturday evening. Held at San Pedro Spiritual Center, Winter Park. (www.sanpedrocenter.org).

 

*Please Note: 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 EVENT LOCATION ONLINE REGISTRATION
Fri.-Sat., May 1-2, 2020 Pre-Cana Overnight San Pedro Center, Winter Park CLOSED 
Fri.-Sat., Dec. 4-5, 2020 Pre-Cana Overnight San Pedro Center, Winter Park Register Here
PRE-CANA ONE DAY

This workshop 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.  Pre-Cana is recommended for couples being married for the first time or if a former marriage was of a very brief duration and no children are involved. This workshop is offered in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Marion and Volusia Counties. Pre-Cana is held on Saturday’s of selected months throughout the year from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

*Please Note: 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 EVENT LOCATION ONLINE REGISTRATION
Sat., Jan. 11, 2020 Pre-Cana (Seminole) Nativity, Longwood CLOSED
Sat., Feb. 01, 2020 Pre-Cana (Marion) Blessed Trinity, Ocala Call  (352) 629-8092
Sat., Feb. 15, 2020 Pre-Cana (Volusia) Our Lady of Hope, Port Orange CLOSED
Sat., Feb. 22, 2020 Pre-Cana (Brevard) Ascension, Melbourne CLOSED
Sat., Mar. 14, 2020 Pre-Cana (Seminole) St. Augustine, Casselberry CLOSED
Sat., Apr. 18, 2020 Pre-Cana (Volusia) Our Lady of Hope, Port Orange CLOSED 
Sat., May 09, 2020 Pre-Cana (Marion) Blessed Trinity, Ocala Call  (352) 629-8092
Sat., June 20, 2020 Pre-Cana (Seminole) Nativity, Longwood CLOSED 
Sat., June 27, 2020 Pre-Cana (Brevard) Ascension, Melbourne CLOSED 
Sat., Aug. 08, 2020 Pre-Cana (Orange) St. John Vianney, Orlando CLOSED 
Sat., Sep. 19, 2020 Pre-Cana (Volusia) Our Lady of Hope, Port Orange Register Here
Sat., Oct. 03, 2020 Pre-Cana (Marion) Blessed Trinity, Ocala Call  (352) 629-8092
Sat., Oct. 10, 2020 Pre-Cana (Orange) St. James Cathedral, Orlando Register Here
Sat., Oct. 24, 2020 Pre-Cana (Brevard) Ascension, Melbourne Register Here
REMARRIAGE

This workshop is recommended for couples where one or both have been previously married (even when that marriage has been annulled) or who are widow or widowers. The sessions include: Challenges of a Step-family, Communication, Relationship Skills, Sacrament of Marriage among others. Remarriage is held four times a year on Saturday’s of selected months throughout the year from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

*Please Note: 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 EVENT LOCATION ONLINE REGISTRATION
Sat., Mar. 14, 2020 Remarriage (Seminole) St. Augustine, Casselberry CLOSED
Sat., June 20, 2020 Remarriage (Seminole) Nativity, Longwood CLOSED 
Sat., Oct. 10, 2020 Remarriage (Orange) St. James Cathedral, Orlando Register Here

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. This convalidation workshop is held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Winter Park.

DATE EVENT LOCATION ONLINE REGISTRATION
Sat., Jan. 25, 2020 Convalidation Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter Park CLOSED
Sat., Apr. 25, 2020 Convalidation Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter Park CLOSED 
Sat., Aug. 29, 2020 Convalidation Sts. Peter & Paul, Winter Park Register Here
Sat., Oct. 24, 2020 Convalidation 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. http://www.philipminhparish.org (St. Philip Phan Van Minh Church).

 

DATE EVENT REGISTRATION
TBD Vietnamese call 407-896-4210

 

Contact

If you have questions about the best workshop for your marriage preparation, please contact Lynda Monckton, Director of Family Ministry at (407) 246-4882 or lmonckton@orlandodiocese.org.