Marriage is so much more than a wedding; it is a lifetime of realizing God’s love for us and our love for one another. The Catholic Church acts as a resource in helping couples to plan for their marriage.
Catholic marriage preparation involves several steps, one of which is the Pre-Cana Program. This program takes several forms, and each parish decides what is required: an Engaged Encounter Weekend, or a one-day session which meets the diocesan requirements. Vallombrosa has worked with the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose to create a one-day Pre-Cana Program, called “Engaging the Heart”, which includes presentations by Catholic professionals on various aspects of married life, such as Intimacy, Communication, Spirituality, Role Expectations, and Sexuality.
The fee for the one-day workshop is $225 which includes lunch. A minimum of 12 couples is required. If there are fewer than 12 couples signed up, the couples will be notified and registered for the following workshop.