marriage preparation

Marriage preparation must begin at least six months before any desired wedding date. Because marriage is a sacrament, the Catholic Church wants couples to be well-prepared, understand the sacrament, evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life, and gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. Accordingly, we ask each engaged couple to participate in marriage preparation, often called Pre-Cana.

Please call us to discuss the Pre-Cana requirements of Holy Cross Church. These links to the Archdiocese of Washington and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops provide more information.

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