- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2016
My fiance and I have our 1 day marriage prep (Pre Cana) this Saturday. Can anyone give me any insight on what it is, what to expect?
I hear it is about communication, that we’ll talk to married couples, etc. I’m actually pretty excited about this, finally seems real:) Then in next couple weeks we’ll meet with priest to talk about Pre Cana as well as our FOCCUS “inventory” (kind of like compatibility test though they tell you it is not, that it’s to help discussions happen)
(*Note – we would have opted for the Engaged Encounter which is a wknd away but we got engaged in August, are marrying in May and the next one is April..so it won’t work..still have to do NFP too which is 3 or 4 classes that are 3 hours each).
P.s. After meeting with a priest several times already, we now understand why Catholics have longer engagements, bc they want space/time between the marriage preps, meeting& talking with priests. This brings me to…..
I’m curious, anyone else have marriage preps through your church, temple, synagogue, minister, pastor that are not Catholic? If so, what does it entail, what is it like (compatibility test, etc)?
I know that Orthodox Jews and Apostolic Christians have very short engagements (like 2-3 months..I’ve been to a few Orthodox Jewish weddings as well as reform ones and know of several Apostolic Christians) but never have heard of them having marriage prep. So how is it they know each other well enough and that their spiritual leader marries them especially bc they’re usually so young? I’m truly just curious on all this bc Catholics are so strict (or our church is anyway).
- This topic was modified 5 years ago by summerbride2016.