“A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.”

MK 10:7-8

Marriage

“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”  Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601

Engaged couples must contact the parish office at least 8 months in advance of the wedding date. This time is important to meet required preparation. The church believes in the sacredness of a marriage union and tries to promote healthy, strong marriages with adequate preparation. The Church believes in the sacredness of a marriage union and tries to promote healthy, strong marriages with adequate preparation. Please contact the parish pastor to begin preparation for Marriage.

Please Contact the parish Pastor:

  • If either of the engaged have been previously married
  • If you are separated, or divorced and are seeking marriage
  • If you have been civilly married and are seeking the blessings of the sacrament of Marriage

Weddings generally are celebrated on Saturdays at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm; exceptions are possible during week days.

Celebrating Marriage at the church requires a $300 facilities fee.

Requirements include: baptism certificates, two witnesses, preparation class with coaching couple, natural family planning class.
Note: Sacrament of Confirmation is not required yet is highly encouraged.

Contact Deacon Albert or Fr. Rick for more details.

Rite of Marriage within Mass

The celebration of the sacrament of Marriage manifests the mystery of the Church in its unity and life-giving relationship between Christ and His Body.

Rite of Marriage Outside Mass

The celebration of Marriage outside Mass may be used for a baptized Catholic and a baptized person who is not a Catholic. The celebration of Marriage outside of Mass is also used for a baptized Catholic and an unbaptized person, either a catechumen or a non-Christian.

Unity Candle

This is not a part of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. The Archdiocese of Denver does not allow a Unity Candle/Sand Ceremony as part of the Liturgy as it may appear to be a duplication of the main liturgical symbols of the consent of the couple and exchange of rings. It would be better done at the wedding reception before the dinner or festivities begin.

Sacred Music for the Rite of Marriage

Music at the celebration of the sacrament of Marriage serves the words and actions of the rite to more effectively express the faith celebrated in the liturgy. All music used in the celebration of the sacrament must express the Catholic faith and be liturgically appropriate. Recorded music does not replace the song of the assembly, the choir, the organist or other instrumentalists.
In general, those who serve the parish as cantors or leaders of song, psalmists, instrumentalists, members of the schola, and the choir should carry out these liturgical ministries for the celebration of weddings. If the parish guidelines permit guest musicians, there should be an assurance that the music played or sung is liturgically appropriate and of good music.

For more information:

970.704.0820