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Effective Immediately, due to the current “stay at home” orders issued for Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth all physically scheduled Marriage Preparation classes are postponed. We will offer online marriage preparation option in the interim to assist all couples preparing for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Since these classes will be smaller, we ask that those couples getting married after July 2020, please wait to register until we are able to service the couples who have already signed up. Please check this website for further instructions.
Pre-Cana is a One Day (Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM) or Two Evening (Weeknight: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM) on-site experience for engaged couples to begin their formal marriage preparation process. The course includes a series of talks and activities on topics such as: Marriage as a Sacrament, the Vows, Sexuality in the marriage as God planned it to be, Natural Family Planning and more.
Please arrive 15 minutes early. Meals, material, and preparation are included in your fee.
To register, click on the date below that you wish to attend. If registration is closed, please choose a different date.
The registration fee is $100 per couple. There is a $35.00 rescheduling and / or cancellation fee.
Starting in August 2020, the marriage preparation fee will be $125, per couple.
C/S = Closed / Sold-out
Please enter your names exactly how you want them to read on your certificate.
March 28, 2020 (SH)
April 18, 2020 (SFC)
April 25, 2020 (SHW)
May 2, 2020 (CC)
June 1-2, 2020 (CC)
July 18, 2020 (CC)
August 22, 2020 (CC)
September 19, 2020 (CC)
Catholic Center (CC)
Sacred Heart (SHW)
Sacred Heart (SH)
St. Frances Cabrini (SFC)
St. John Paul II Parish (SJPII)
St. Philip the Apostle (SPA)
If you are uncomfortable with the online registration process and would prefer to mail in your registration, please download the PDF form, fill it out, and mail it to: Pre-Cana Course, Attn: Chris Vaughan, 800 West Loop 820 South, Fort Worth, TX 76108.
Off-site Class Option
Although other options are available on catholicmarriageprep.com, the online Pre-Cana class is the only Diocesan approved option that can be taken in place of the on-site Pre-cana class.
The Diocese of Fort Worth is dedicated to a Safe Environment. We offer extensive and mandatory training for all employees and volunteers. Please contact the Safe Environment office if you need assistance or to report an abuse or concern.
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