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THE PARISH OF THE HOLY FAMILY PRECANA AT ST. HELEN WORSHIP SITE
Precana is a great program that conveys to couples about life, struggles and solutions in marriage in a comfortable group atmosphere.  The morning starts with all couples together and then breaks into smaller groups in the afternoon.  A continental breakfast is offered in the morning and a catered meal is served for lunch. 

Some of the comments from our last Couples Feedback Sheets:

Q: WHAT DID YOU FIND MOST WORTHWHILE?
     "Being able to discuss in groups.  I think people find it easier to talk when they know others have similar  situations and can share their real life experiences." 
"Personal stories/advice from Lead Couples and other couples in precana. It was nice to hear they are the same and yet different from us."

Q: DESCRIBE YOUR FEELINGS WHILE ATTENDING THE SESSIONS.
     "I was comfortable and enjoyed the experience. The "game" sessions was fun.
     "I was very apprehensive to start, but was completely moved and touched by the end.  It was a wonderful experience that all engaged couples  should attend no matter what religion they are."

Q: WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF WISDOM WILL YOU TAKE HOME WITH YOU TODAY?
     "To absolutely work together as a couple and take care of each other."
       "The importance of Conversation & communication in relationships.  The importance of keeping our relationship young and fresh and open."

         "You are getting married "IN" Church not "AT" Church." 

Upcoming Precana Workshop 

 

WORKSHOP FOR OCTOBER 19 HAS BEEN CANCELED 

DATES FOR 2020

January 25, 2020

November 7, 2020

 The day starts at 9AM and ends after 3:45PM follwed by 4PM Mass

Precana is a mandatory workshop that needs to be completed before you are married. 
The Parish of the Holy Family offers a one day session and the fee is $75 (non-refundable).
If you are interested in a class, please e-mail Debbie Sumner at Debbie.Sumner@dor.org
Please remember to register early.  Registration is taken on a first come, 
first served basis. The classes fill quickly and are limited to 21 couples per workshop

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Wedding Information 
 “Since it is your intention to enter into marriage,
 join your right hands  and declare your consent before God and his Church.
It is our goal to make every wedding a memorable event,
beautiful and meaningful,
and to extend every possible courtesy to wedding parties.
 

The Catholic Church provides three different forms of celebrating the Rite of Marriage. When two Catholics are marrying, the celebration will normally take place within a Mass. The second form, which is suggested to do outside a Mass, is used when a Catholic marries another baptized Christian. There is a third form, which also does not include a Mass, for a Catholic marrying someone who is a non-Christian. You should choose one of these forms in conversation with the priest or deacon who will witness your marriage vows.

 

Within each of the three forms of the Rite there are additional choices. For example, you can select biblical readings, blessings, and prayers from the approved texts. You can also choose friends or family members for different roles in the ceremony, such as readers and those who assist with the Eucharistic gifts and the distribution of Holy Communion. Making these choices with your future spouse and with the priest or deacon can help you to learn more about the Catholic understanding of marriage and to become more deeply involved in your celebration of it.

Thoughtful, prayerful planning and participation in your Catholic wedding ceremony is a decision that will bring many blessings to your married life long after you’ve forgotten all the other decisions you made about flowers, photos, and favors on the tables!

 

Please Contact Debbie Sumner, 247-4322 ext. 107 Debbie.Sumner@dor.org

at least six months to a year ahead of your desired wedding date.

 

Wedding Music

Wedding music options may be viewed and heard by clicking on the image above.  

The Parish of the Holy Family
4100 Lyell Road
Rochester, NY 14606
585-247-4322

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