Archdiocese of Boston's Marriage Preparation Program



Friday, February 8, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(Dinner included)
Saturday, February 9, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(Breakfast and lunch included) 

The program has two sessions. Couples should plan to attend all sessions in full to complete the program and receive a certificate.


$20.00 non-refundable registration fee due online at registration.

$180 program fee due at first meeting (Please bring cash or check)

TOTAL COST = $200 per couple which includes registration,  program, all materials. and meals.


St. Michael Parish 
196 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845

Driving Directions 


Dominic Margaglione
St. Michael Parish


Lay a solid foundation for a life-long, life-giving, loving marriage.

  • Acquire tools to strengthen your marriage and enhance intimacy.
  • Learn the latest in researched practical skills for great communication.
  • Consider how differences in personality can be used as a source of strength in your relationship.
  • Reflect on the role expectations play in marriage and learn steps to manage them well.
  • Learn about the four types of love and basic principles to maintain love over a lifetime.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of marriage as a vocation and a sacrament.
  • Look at the wedding vows and reflect on what you will be promising each other.
  • Spend time reflecting on and discussing your financial attitudes and expectations.
  • Learn fertility awareness and its application in family planning and infertility. 
  • Consider ways you can guard, reveal and communicate love over your lifetime.
  • Strengthen your awareness of God’s presence and assistance in your life and marriage.
  • Benefit from the experience and wisdom of married couples.
  • Benefit from some quiet time for you individually and together as a couple to reflect on the topics and, most importantly, on your shared life ahead!

Comments from previous participants:

“A must have. Fantastic. I would strongly recommend to all couples getting married.”

“It was fabulous! We truly enjoyed both days and really grew as a couple. 

“This program was fantastic! Very thought-provoking and great topics for discussion.”

“The program was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Every measure taken to make us as comfortable as possible was greatly appreciated and helped a lot.”