Archdiocese of Boston's Marriage Preparation Program 




Friday, January 25, 2018 6 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

(Dinner provided starting at 5:30)

Saturday, January 26, 2018 9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

(Light breakfast starts at 8:30 and buffet style lunch is served in the afternoon)


This program consists of two sessions. Couples should attend both sessions to receive their certificate of completion at the end of Day 2.


 $40 Deposit is due at registration

$160 Balance due at first day of event (Cash or Check)

$200 Total Cost of TIL (Covers cost of materials, program, and meals.)


St. Thomas the Apostle
3 Margin St.
Peabody, MA 01960

Driving Directions 


Kelly Tolman, Family Life Consultant
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.”