All couples contemplating marriage at Holy Cross should call the parish office well in advance (6-9 months), in order to make arrangements with a priest. Attendance at a Marriage Preparation Course (Pre Cana) or an Engaged Encounter is a diocesan requirement for all couples planning to be married.

Welcome God's presence and guidance
into your married relationship.
Enjoy the stength and encouragement
provided through the church community
in which you participate.

Holy Cross offers Marriage Preparation twice a year,
usually a Saturday in June and November. It is a day-long session held in the Parish Center. Approximately four to six married couples share their experiences, and discussion of important issues between the engaged couple is encouraged.

Call the parish office for information regarding dates, times and places where Marriage Preparation is offered. Then complete and return the registration form.

Topics include: the Sacramentality of Marriage, Communication, Intimacy, Finances, Spirituality, and "Nitty Gritty" which covers substance abuse, in-laws, daily living, careers, etc.