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just did pre cana do i have to do this other one too

my church (st. teresa's in summit) never mentioned that we had to go through pre cana and the joy filled marriage session. but when we were being let out of pre cana today, they said we will see you guys all at the joy filled marriage

anyone know? i just went to the archdiocese website and there was no information stating the requirements. there are not many sessions left before my wedding!!!


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Re: just did pre cana do i have to do this other one too

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    gibribuzgibribuz member
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    edited December 2011
    I am not sure if all dioceses have the same rules.  Our church is part of the Diocese of Metuchen and we had to do Pre-Cana and the Joy Filled Marriage session. 
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    edited December 2011
    Yes, it is now a requirement.  It used to be optional, but as of July 2009 they have made it a requirement.  FI and I though precana was on the boring side, but we really enjoyed the God's Plan for a Joy Filled Marriage.  We got a lot out of it.

    Just so you o=know, it's a little expensive -- I think it cost us $120ish.
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    Reilly626Reilly626 member
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    edited December 2011

    And it was soooooo boring and a complete waste of time!

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    smw42smw42 member
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    edited December 2011
    Yes, you have to do both sessions, plus focus. Joy filled marriage is way worse than the marriage prep IMO
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    edited December 2011
    weird, I didn't have to do that.  We live in MA and did Pre Cana here, but got married in NJ and didn't have to do any Joy Filled Marriage or anything.
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    DandT1206DandT1206 member
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    edited December 2011
    we didn't have the Joy Filled Marriage either  (we went about a yr ago in Hazlet, part of Diocese of Trenton).... so glad it wasn't a requirement (in fact, I've never heard of it until now). 
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    smw42smw42 member
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    edited December 2011
    We were told the original marriage prep was split up into two sessions instead of one long one, and that's where the Joy Filled Marriage session came from.
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    mrsdevilguymrsdevilguy member
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    edited December 2011
    We're getting married in Holmdel (Diocese of Trenton) and the Deacon only told us Pre-Cana.
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