Archdiocese of Boston's Marriage Preparation Program



Friday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
(Dinner included)

Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
(Light breakfast included)

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


$40.00 non-refundable registration fee due online at registration

$155.00 program fee due at first meeting (please bring cash or check)

TOTAL COST = $195.00 per couple which includes registration,  program, all materials and meals


Pastoral Center 
66 Brooks Dr.
Braintree, MA 02184

Driving Directions 


Liz Cotrupi
Director of Family Life & Ecclesial Movements
Office of Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support

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.”