Pre Cana Marriage Preparation Program

So you’re an engaged couple and you’re involved in the hustle and bustle of planning your very special wedding day. Flowers, invitations, limos, tuxedos, and that beautiful wedding gown, just to name a few. We’re excited for you. But while all these plans and preparations are important, the Diocese of Rockville Centre encourages you to find time for the other part of the plan- preparing for your marriage. While your wedding lasts a day, your marriage will last a lifetime!

And so, we welcome you to the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Pre Cana Marriage Preparation Program. Our program is designed not only to prepare you for the sacramental beginning of your life as husband and wife, but also to thoughtfully explore the journey of marriage and faith that lie ahead.

St. Thomas the Apostle parish is blessed to have several married couples who volunteer their time to present this program. These couples are specifically trained to administer this program by sharing their life experiences and their own journey of faith with you. Through group discussions, exercises, and presentations, we will explore the many facets of married life. Some of the topics presented are: the role of communication in your marriage, conscience formation, decision-making, family of origin, children, personal growth, intimacy and Christian sexuality, and spirituality. It is our hope that you will leave the program with a deeper understanding of married life and a greater confidence to embark on your journey.  

HOW TO REGISTER:  Contact Mike or Tina at the phone number below to discuss date availability.  Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

THE COST:  The cost of the Pre Cana program is $95 per couple. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided.

HOW TO PAY:  Once you are registered for one of our dates, please send your check payable to St. Thomas the Apostle Church and mail to the following address: 

St. Thomas The Apostle Church
ATTN: Pre Cana Program
24 Westminster Road
West Hempstead, NY 11552

We look forward to serving you and hope your Pre Cana program is a positive, enjoyable and enriching experience.

Mike and Tina Durso
Pre Cana Administrators / Facilitators