“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

You are engaged to be married, CONGRATULATIONS!

The Sacrament of Marriage at St. Dominic Catholic Church is usually celebrated on Saturdays at 10:00 am or 1:00pm. Weddings are not scheduled on Holy Days of Obligation. If another time for your wedding is necessary, arrangements must be made with the priest who is witnessing the 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

Note: Sacrament of Confirmation is not required yet is highly encouraged.

Marriage Preparation Requirements

  • Eight months before the intended date, the couple must contact the Pastor.
  • The marriage preparation process includes: meeting with a priest or deacon to schedule the wedding. At this meeting, he will schedule a time to administer the FOCCUS Inventory and start the paper work for your
    marriage.
  • Necessary documents are collected and forms completed, i.e. Baptismal Certificates, Freedom to Marry Witness forms, etc.
  • Attendance at the Marriage Preparation Program at St. Dominic.
  • Natural Family Planning Classes through the Archdiocese of Denver.

Two Months before the Wedding

  • Contact and meet the Director of Music to select appropriate liturgical music for the Mass or wedding ceremony.
  • Meet with the priest or deacon to select readings, prayers, etc.
  • Marriage License – The State of Colorado requires that a license for marriage be obtained. Remember to bring it to the rehearsal.

Rehearsal Days and Times

Wedding rehearsals take place on the Friday evening prior to the wedding and are scheduled with the priest or deacon presiding at the wedding and the Wedding Coordinator.

Wedding Fees

Marriage Prep
Church & Priest
Cantor
Accompanist

$500.00
$500.00
$150.00
$150.00

All the wedding fees are due three months prior to the wedding. The wedding fee includes: FOCCUS Inventory, preparation materials, sessions with the priest and liturgist, use of the church, processing of various documents.

Note: A parishioner is a person who attends the parish and is a contributing member to the parish, or children of such members. No parish members are ever turned away because of an inability to pay the church fee.

Church Environment

Art & environment is a key to any liturgical setting. It presents a visual display of the various seasons throughout the year. You may not move or rearrange ANYTHING in the Church without the permission of the Director of Liturgy. The only items ever set on the altar are sacred items used for the celebration of Mass. Consequently:

  • NO rice, confetti, bird seed, balloons, bubbles, real petal flowers, etc.
  • NO alcohol (hard liquor, beer, wine, champagne, etc.) on the church premises during the wedding
    ceremony or the rehearsal.
  • After the ceremony, the church should be returned to order. Anything in the pews and bride’s room: tissues, shoes, clothing, ribbons, etc. If used, all sacristies as well as restrooms should be cleared of all debris.

Contact the parish office for more information at 303.455.3613.

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