The Mystery of Marriage, according to God’s plan

Pre Cana program will resume in-person arrangement in 2022

In 1999 the Office of Religious Education created a Pre Cana program for couples who felt called to the Vocation of Marriage.

Over the years along with a dedicated team of wonderful organizers and presenters, hundreds of couples in the Archeparchy have benefited from this program.

The agenda is an opportunity for the couples to come together and learn about the Church teachings on love, responsible parenting and natural family planning.

The Pastors who promote this program believe “The Church is built on a foundation of marriage and family life. The living out of marriage takes place within the whole Body of Christ, which it serves and in which it finds nourishment” (USCCB Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan).

Due to the pandemic, the Pre Cana programs in 2020 and 2021 were offered Asynchronous Via Populi (

A total of 14 couples from the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, Eparchy of Passaic and the Eparchy of Parma took advantage of the opportunity, participated and completed the program in April.

The Office of Religious Education is thrilled to announce the 2022 Pre Cana program will resume in-person arrangement at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Saturday, March 26 and April 2.

Deep gratitude is expressed to the presenters and a few of the couples who shared their photos.