Engaged couples need marriage formation

Published: February 4, 2019

Register for Pre-Cana

Click on the button above to find the date on which you wish to attend Pre-Cana Day. Click on that date and complete the form provided to register for the event. Please note that your registration is not complete until you mail your registration fee to the address provided. For more information, contact Elizabeth Reha at (501) 664-0340, ext. 373. 

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Are you planning to get married in a Catholic church in Arkansas? If so, find out what you need to do by reading the Getting Married Guide. Because marriage is lifelong, the Church wants to help you build a strong, lasting marriage.

For this reason, couples seeking marriage in the Catholic Church are asked to spend several months in marriage preparation. It is so important, that all couples are required to fulfill an educational program to marry in the Diocese of Little Rock. Options include: Pre-Cana Day, the Sponsor Couple program or some other diocesan-approved marriage education program. This is determined with your pastor.

The Family Life Office sponsors Pre-Cana days year-round in English and Spanish to accommodate engaged couples. These one-day retreats give couples time together to reflects on their relationship and future marriage and hear talks on the sacrament of marriage, communication, finances, love and sexuality, parenting and more.

The next Pre-Cana Day will be held Saturday, March 23 in English and Saturday, April 13 in Spanish at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. See the complete schedule to find the date and location that is right for you and register online. For more information, contact Elizabeth Reha, director of family life, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 373.