Getting Married in the Church

Effective preparation for the sacrament of matrimony is an essential element that the Diocese of Brooklyn is called to provide.

The diocesan Marriage Preparation or “Pre-Cana” classes are presented in English, Spanish, Creole, Polish and Italian. We also have specialized Pre-Cana for Interfaith/Interchurch couples, for couples who are re-marrying and for couples who are convalidating their civil unions. For more information about Interfaith marriages, click here.

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Pre-Cana and getting married in the Catholic Church. Or you can visit our diocesan Pre-Cana website at www.pre-cana.org, call us at 718-281-9540, or email us at precana@diobrook.org to learn more.

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Resources
The Engaged Encounter Weekend
This overnight retreat is Catholic in orientation, but is open to couples of any faith who are preparing for marriage and who are looking to enrich their relationship. It begins Friday evening and ends Sunday afternoon. Weekends are held at Nazareth Retreat Center in Brooklyn or at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, NY. For more information, go to www.engagedencounter.org.

The FOCCUS© Pre-Marriage Inventory
This assessment tool is used to help couples identify, discuss and work through important relationship issues before they get married. It offers a map of specific topics that may need time and attention, along with offering a starting place for discussion for the engaged couple. The FOCCUS Pre-Marriage Inventory is a helpful resource for priests and deacons preparing couples for marriage. For more information visit www.foccusinc.com.