Archdiocese of Boston's Marriage Preparation Program



Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Thursday, March 7th, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sunday, March 10th, 1:00PM - 8:00PM (Mass included)
Tuesday, March 12th, 6:00PM - 9:00PM 

The program has four 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

TOTAL COST = $200 per couple which includes registration,  program, all materials and a light meal each session.


St. Brendan Parish 
384 Hartford Avenue
Bellingham, MA 02019

Driving Directions 


For registration questions:

Kelly Tolman
Family Life Consultant
Office for Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support

For parish questions:

Gladys Griffin
St Brendan's Parish



Join us if you want to:

  • 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 communication 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.
  • Lay a solid foundation for a life-long, life giving, loving marriage.
  • 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.”
“We got a top-notch pre-cana experience. We feel blessed and reinforced in our faith.”
“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.”