“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


“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, para. 1601

You’re engaged! How exciting! What’s next?

Marriage preparation at the parish begins with making an appointment to speak with Deacon David Luksch. He will explain the preparation needed to receive the sacrament of Matrimony. Marriage preparation takes a minimum of eight months before the intended wedding date — so allow yourselves plenty of time to complete the classes.

For more information or to make an appointment, call the parish office at 303.442.6158.

Marriage preparation consists of:

  • Regular meetings with clergy
  • FOCCUS© (facilitate open, couple, communication, understanding and study) pre-marriage inventory
  • Natural family planning (NFP) class
  • Marriage retreat weekend


If you are married but not married in the Catholic Church and would like to receive the sacrament of Matrimony, call the parish office to make an appointment to see a priest or Deacon David Luksch for more information.


The Church believes that marriage is sacred and binding, and that a civil divorce does not invalidate it. However, there are circumstances that might be reason to free one from the bond of marriage. If you are considering an annulment, call the parish office to make an appointment with Deacon David Luksch to discuss your circumstances.


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Gina Arvizu

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