The Pre-Cana team is comprised of parishioners (most of whom are married couples) who facilitate two Pre-Cana programs per year for engaged couples. The Pre-Cana weekends are held on the last Friday night and Saturday of January and the third Friday night and Saturday of September. The goal is to deepen the engaged couple’s knowledge of the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, equipping them with the tools to develop and constantly grow in love and faith as they live out the sacrament of marriage.

The program is an evening and day filled with interactive talks, activities, quiet couple time, and plenty of food. There is also a Q & A with a panel of married couples and some time for questions and comments from the priests of the parish.

The members of Pre-Cana team often learn more about their marriage

while preparing talks and activities for the engaged couples:

 “I love the time I spend talking with my husband about our marriage while we prepare our talk.” 

 “We learn something new every time we facilitate a day.” 

“It is exciting to see the engaged couples and their ‘new love’."   

 “We come away from the program excited to be married, and look forward to the next time.” 

“We have made some new friends in the parish by working on a common goal – to make the Pre-Cana experience meaningful to the engaged couples who attend."   

“I come away with a renewed appreciation of the sacrament of marriage and a knowledge that God is in our marriage.”

Members of the team like people and are comfortable sharing their story. Some members are excellent at making the atmosphere warm and welcoming by decorating or selecting the food that is shared. Others are good organizers and help the day and the transitions during the day go smoothly.  

If you would like more information about the Pre-Cana Team and how to participate, please contact Gen Miceli (gmiceli@stelizabethparish.org or 610-646-6550).

Are you getting married? To register for an upcoming Pre-Cana session, please click here:   http://www.stelizabethparish.org/index.php/about/template-configurations/marriage/pre-cana-reg