The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.

Couples wishing to celebrate this sacrament at St. Anne Parish should participate in marriage preparation. During this preparation, a priest, deacon or pastoral associate prepares the couple to be married by examining the spiritual, sacramental, and practical/relational aspects of marriage. Combined with a weekend Marriage Preparation experience (Pre-Cana), this preparation provides the couple the opportunity to become more fully aware of what they are committing themselves to and why.

Couples interested in beginning marriage preparation should contact Denise Van Veen in the Parish Office at 978-320-4211 or CLICK HERE to email Denise to begin the process with a parish priest or deacon as soon as possible, preferably 12 months prior to the desired wedding date.

It is best to check church availability before making a reception hall deposit.

Please review our wedding planning guide below for additional information:


Music for your wedding can be reviewed with our Music Director, Kelly Clark. 
Contact her at 978-320-4205 or EMAIL




More about . . .

The Sacrament of Marriage

Boston Archdiocese Office
of Family Life Ministry

For information on marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, marriage preparation program schedules, and other related information.

Other Marriage Resources
Boston Engaged Encounter is part of a national organization (an outgrowth of Worldwide Marriage Encounter) made up of local married couples and priest who volunteer their time and talent for the benefit of engaged couples. Their weekend programs are listed in the schedule found on the Archdiocesan website above.
Resources for every couple: Preparing for your Marriage, Caring for your marriage.

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