Pre-Cana Conference

Contact & Staff

Director of Intercultural
and Marriage Ministries

Deacon Enrique Castro
573.635.9127, ext. 250
573.680.3650

Events Coordinator
Kris Hartman
573.635.9127, ext. 228


Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-14

Pre-Cana is a one day experience to prepare engaged couples to begin their formal marriage preparation process. The class includes a series of talks and activities on the following topics:

  • Marriage as a sacrament
  • The vows
  • Sexuality in marriage
  • Natural Family Planning
  • and more

Classes are on Saturdays from 9 am to 4:30 pm, with at least an hour break for lunch.

Please arrive no later than 8:45 am, as we begin class at 9 am sharp.

2020 Schedule

July 25: CANCELLED - Conference Room at the Diocese of Jefferson City Chancery, 2207 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65110.

*The coming Pre-Cana conference (July 25th) has been canceled due to COVID-19. Please, contact your pastor, priest, deacon or individual responsible of your marriage preparation. Together, you will be able to identify other possible options to finish your preparation and to talk about your wedding.

October 3: Conference Room at the Diocese of Jefferson City Chancery, 2207 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65110.

Register for Pre-Cana

Due to the current pandemic, conferences have been postponded until further notice.