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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 December 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 Class

A couple reads over class materials together. 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.

Please enter your names exactly how you want them to read on your certificate.

Online Registration

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 $125 per couple. There is a $35.00 rescheduling and / or cancellation fee.

Virtual Marriage Preparation

By Zoom Invitation Only

You will receive an email with the Zoom invite. Check your spam folder.

Note: Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.

October 7, 2020 (Virtual)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

October 20, 2020 (Virtual)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

November 4, 2020 (Virtual)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

December 1, 2020 (Virtual)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

In-Person Classes

September 26, 2020 (CC)
October 10, 2020 (SHM)
October 10, 2020 (SHWF)
November 28, 2020 (CC)
December 19, 2020 (CC)
January 9, 2021 (CC)
March 6, 2021 (CC)

Catholic Center (CC)
Fort Worth
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St. Philip the Apostle (SPA)
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Sacred Heart (SHM)
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St. Frances Cabrini (SFC)
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St. John Paul II Parish (SJPII)
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Sacred Heart (SHWF)
Wichita Falls
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Mail-in Registration

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.

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Off-site Class Option

Although other options are available on, the online Pre-Cana class is the only Diocesan approved option that can be taken in place of the on-site Pre-cana class.



Chris Vaughan
Director of Marriage & Family Life

Irma Jimenez
Administrative Assistant

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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