Marriage and Marriage Prep

Marriage Prep Program

Congratulations on your plans to be married in the Catholic Church!

The Paulist Center is a site for the Archdiocesan program, Transformed in Love. The sessions are being held virtually! Some modifications to the schedule have been made, but the seminar begins on Friday evening and runs from 6:00-8:30pm. It continues the following day from 9:00am- 11:45am and 1-3:30pm. All three units must be taken in the same session.

The program at the Paulist Center is just one part of the process to be married in the eyes of the Catholic Church. Other things you need to be aware of:

  • The couple must meet with local/Boston Catholic clergy (priest or deacon) or staff member at their current/Boston parish to complete the necessary preparation of the Sacrament of Matrimony. This will include all the necessary paperwork and permissions.
  • If either person has been married before (in a Catholic ceremony or not), you must talk with your local/Boston clergy about the Declaration of Nullity process.


  1. Register first by calling the Paulist Center at 617-742-4460 to speak to our receptionist.
  2. After registering, pay the $195 fee, which can be done online here. On the form please enter your name, your fiancé(e)’s name and the date of the Transformed in Love session you are registered for in the “Additional Instructions” field.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 5–6, 2020
  • July 10–11, 2020

If you have any questions about our program or preparation for marriage in general you may contact Fr. Chuck Cunniff, CSP.