Friday, March 15, 6:00 - 9:45 pm

Saturday, March 16, 9:00 - 5:00 pm

The program includes dinner Friday night and coffee/danish Saturday morning. Couples are on their own for lunch. There is a wide variety of fast food/restaurants nearby.

Mass and confessions are usually included. Please plan to attend both sessions in order to receive your certificate of completion. 


$40.00 non-refundable registration fee due online at registration

$160 program fee due at first meeting (please bring cash or check)

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



Pastoral Center 
66 Brooks Dr.
Braintree, MA 02184

Driving Directions 


Kelly Tolman, Family Life Consultant 
Boston Archdiocese 

Archdiocese of Boston's

Marriage Preparation Program 

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.”