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 October 2022 & 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.*

October 2022

Mondays (virtual): October 3, 10, 17, 24

Tuesdays (in-person): October 4, 11, 18, 25

March 2023

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

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

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