Pre-Cana prepares couples for marriage

Published: August 21, 2017

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.

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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.

As part of that preparation, couples are asked to take part in a marriage education program. One of the educational options in the Diocese of Little Rock is Pre-Cana Day, a one-day retreat for engaged couples to spend time together reflecting on their relationship and future marriage. During this event, married couples present talks on the sacrament of marriage, communication, finances, love and sexuality, parenting and more.

Pre-Cana days are offered throughout the year in English and Spanish. The next Pre-Cana Day will be held Aug. 26 at Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith in Spanish and Sept. 23 at Christ the King Church in Little Rock in English. See the complete schedule to find the date and location that is right for you and register online. This program is sponsored by the diocese's Family Life Office. For more information, contact Elizabeth Reha, director of family life, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 373.