You may find Marriage Preparation Classes available at your home parish, in case your home parish does not provide resources, please contact a local parish that would offer a Sponsor Couple or Weekend Retreat. 

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A Godly Plan for Love & Holy Matrimony

A self-paced online course, including Natural Family Planning. Open to all engaged from any church or diocese in the U.S. and other countries. We welcome couples with loss of prior marriages and those seeking to have their marriage validated in the Church. 

Register at or contact 714-639-6236 or

Agape Catholic Marriage Prep 

A division of Agape Catholic Ministries, dedicated to the building of strong Christ-centered marriages since 2004. Online, interactive, and mentor-led Pre-Cana Program that can also be given in-person by trained instructors. Available anytime from anywhere. Based on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and the teachings of the Catholic Church. 

Available in English, Spanish, and French. 

Catholic Engaged Encounter -Los Angeles 

Catholic Engaged Encounter - San Diego

An in-depth, private, personal marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values. The weekend retreat offers a “time out” where engaged couples can dialogue intensively about prospective lives together and hear helpful presentations from married couples. 

For Ever for Better

A parish-based “sponsor couple” approach to marriage preparation. Married couples of the parish are trained to meet the engaged “where they are” to dialogue about the vocation of Matrimony. Sponsor couples host a series of 4-6 meetings with the engaged couple in their own home (or Zoom), then after the wedding, they follow up with the newly married couple through the first year(s) of marriage.

 Available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.  Training/enrichment of “sponsor couples” on Zoom is a FREE SERVICE.

Contact:, 210-534-1129

The Marriage Group

The Marriage Group’s online, on-demand courses are enjoyed by thousands of Catholic couples every year, worldwide. Featuring videos from experts and married couples, followed by exercises and discussion guides, these courses are interactive and convenient. 

The courses are produced in collaboration with several diocesan offices, ministry leaders, and published authors/speakers. 

Courses available in English and Spanish.

Email:,1-855-PRE-CANA (773-2262)