Lifelong Formation

About Us

As a safety precaution, on-site PreCana retreats have been cancelled through the month of April. PreCana will continue to be offered, but virtually through use of Zoom. Couples will have the opportunity to interact with married couples, while also having private conversations in their homes.

  • Register for upcoming virtual PreCana in either English or Spanish. Additional dates will continue to be added.
  • If you were scheduled for on-site PreCana in March or April and did not receive an email from us, please contact [email protected] as soon as possible.
  • If your PreCana retreat is scheduled for on-site in May or June, you will be informed as soon as possible whether your session will proceed as planned or rescheduled as a virtual session.
  • Other questions or concerns can be directed to [email protected]

The Marriage and Family Ministry Team aims to encourage families and couples across the Archdiocese of Chicago to live a life in Jesus Christ together, to strengthen their faith and relationship. The Marriage and Family Ministry Team works in coordination with other members of the Office of Lifelong Formation to engage with parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve families, including but not limited to, those seeking marriage enrichment and engaged couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. 

If your parish is looking for ways to create or enhance resources for families and parents, please contact our office. We will help you identify resources and programs for your particular community.