Pre-Cana is a ministry involved with marriage preparation. Engaged couples who want to be married at St. Bede’s must participate in a Pre-Cana day. As part of the Mentor Cluster, St. Bede’s partners with St. John Vianney to hold two Pre-Cana days each year, one in March and one in September.
The Pre-Cana Team is comprised of married couples from St. Bede's and St. John Vianney who assist in preparing the engaged couples for the Sacrament of Marriage. During the Pre-Cana day, the team couples share their own marriage experiences to aid the engaged couples in their understanding of the vocation and sacramental nature of marriage.
The Pre-Cana days are held on Saturdays. The March Pre-Cana day is held at St. John Vianney and the September Pre-Cana is held at St. Bede. Both days are a collective team effort.
Team members prepare for the Pre-Cana days within (approximately) five lively meetings held between December and the March Pre-Cana day. The meetings are held on Friday evenings at St. John Vianney. Although there is a time commitment and a lot of hard work involved in the preparation, the spiritual and emotional benefits for team couples are plentiful!
Married couples are needed for a variety of facilitation and speaking roles. Please consider joining us for a very rewarding experience. Check this website in the late fall for more details on how you can join the 2011 Pre-Cana team, or contact the church office.