PreCana (Marriage Preparation) Couples getting married in the Catholic tradition must attend PreCana. This pre-marriage educational seminar is conducted by Old St. Pat’s staff and married couples, and takes place on three consecutive Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4:45 p.m. The fee is $275.

Couples can also take these classes through the Archdiocese of Chicago. Visit or call 312.534.8201 for more information.

Planning an Out of Town Wedding
If you are planning an out of town wedding and want to work with Old St. Pat’s for marriage preparation, the fee is $250. It is also customary to give the priest a stipend at your discretion. All requirements for marriage preparation apply. Make arrangements at

Frequently Asked Questions for Weddings at Old St. Patrick’s
Since we celebrate more than 150 weddings each year, we have a lot of experience answering questions about the marriage process.