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Marriage Preparation

Marriage preparation at St. Thomas More will guide, teach and support engaged couples through the sacramental preparation of their marriage. 

All couples wanting to be married in the Catholic Church MUST be formally prepared at a Catholic parish.  Please contact your church of registration to begin the preparation process to marry in the Catholic Church.  St. Thomas More only hosts wedding for registred parishioners of the parish.

Marriage Preparation requirements in the Archdiocese of Denver include:
8-9 months of preparation prior to wedding ceremony
Theology of the Church (completed by attending the St. Thomas More Marriage Preparation Retreat Weekend)
Natural Family Planning
Life Skills (completed with FOCCUS Inventory)

St. Thomas More Marriage Preparation Retreat Dates:
May 5, 6, 7, 2017
September 8, 9, 10, 2017

January 19, 20, 21, 2018
May 4, 5, 6, 2018

*Please note this marriage preparation retreat DOES NOT meet the requirements for Catholics who reside in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.  Please contact your church of preparation for other marriage preparation retreat options.

*All days of the retreat weekend must be attended to receive the certificate of attendance which is required for marriage preparation.

For further questions or if you are newly engaged and would like to begin marriage preparation at St. Thomas More please contact:

Jodi Lieske (Sacrament Coordinator) or 303-221-9234.



St. Thomas More DOES NOT host weddings during the Lenten season on any given year.

St. Thomas More only hosts weddings for couples that are registered memebers of the parish or who are being formally prepared at the parish.



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