To Have and To Hold

To Have and To Hold is our marriage preparation program here at St. Pius X Church. It is typically held in person and run by different married couples in our parish. The retreat includes four different sessions throughout the month with a group of engaged couples and married “mentor” couples.

It is a great time to get to know other engaged couples as well as begin conversations with your future spouse that you will continue throughout your marriage!  For more information, please call Kirsten Bernardo at 518-462-1336.

Please come join us and meet other couples at St. Pius X! We are excited to walk with you in this journey and prepare you for the beautiful Sacrament of Matrimony.

When is the next Pre Cana Retreat?

Registration is live for our March 2023 Pre Cana Retreats! Click here to register today


*We encourage you to sign up for a virtual retreat only if you are out of state.*

March 2023

Mondays (virtual): March 6, 13, 20, 27

Tuesdays (in-person): March 7, 14, 21, 28

October 2023

Mondays (virtual): October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Tuesdays (in-person): October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

February – March 2024

Mondays (virtual): February 26th, March 4th, 11th, 18th

Tuesdays (in-person): February 27th, March 5th, 12th, 19th


What is involved in a Pre Cana Retreat?

  • Marriage Preparation retreats are held twice a year, one in March and one in October
  • Each retreat consists of 4 weekly sessions that last an hour and a half each
  • Couples have the option of choosing Monday night sessions or Tuesday night sessions