An annulment is a declaration by the Church of invalidity or dissolution of a marriage. This judgement by a tribunal of the Church states that what had the appearance of marriage was in fact invalid according to canon law. This declaration also confirms that each individual is now free to enter into another marriage union. An annulment is needed and must be granted to any individual – Catholic or non-Catholic - that has been previously married in a Church or by a civil authority and is wanting to celebrate the sacrament of marriage in the Catholic Church.
For further questions regarding the annulment process please contact the Maryanne Carter at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish at 303-221-9239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.