Sacrament of Marriage



Congratulations on your engagement! Please contact one of the Parish priests or deacons to discuss arrangements before setting any date. Parishioners of St. Rita need to be registered and active members before requesting a date for marriage. Preparation ordinarily requires at least six months.

PreCana ministry is a marriage preparation program that is required of all engaged couples who wish to be married in the Catholic faith. The program focuses on the issues that will confront newly married couples and how they can learn to work within the challenges of life in the 21st century.

The PreCana work team consists of twelve married couples who are asked to share life experiences with the engaged couples. Each sharing is based on personal experiences and topics such as Openness in Communication, Sexuality in Marriage and Living Our Sacraments. The team members are not considered to be marriage experts but rather use life experiences to guide newlyweds towards a long and happy marriage.

St. Rita Parish will host a Pre-Cana Day on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
This one-day marriage preparation program satisfies Diocesan requirements. 
Prior registration is required; cost is $70 per couple.
Register Online

For information and registration email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or telephone Greg and Cheryl Schwartz at (440) 836-3401.  Register early to secure a space.
Registration deadline is Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 11:30pm EDT or when event is full.

Click here for the event flyer. Prefer not to register online? Click here to download a registration form.

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