Getting Married in the Church



A Virtual Self-paced Pre-Cana experience is available at

For more information, call 718-281-9540, or email us at


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 any Questions about Pre-Cana, Interfaith marriages, and getting married in the Catholic Church, click here to visit our diocesan Pre-Cana registration website or call us at 718-281-9540, or email us at to learn more.

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The Engaged Encounter Weekend
This overnight retreat is for couples preparing for marriage in the Catholic Church and who are looking to enrich their relationship. It begins Friday evening and ends early Sunday afternoon. Interfaith couples are welcome. Weekends are held at the Thomas Berry Place retreat house in Queens. For more information, go to

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