Holy Matrimony

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CCC 1661 The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved His Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life (cf. Council of Trent: DS 1799).

Sherwood Owens

Pastoral Associate

If you have any questions about marriage at LOTW please call Sherwood at 303-973-3969. 

Your wedding day will be here before you know it. At Light of the World Catholic Church we want to help give you the tools to live a sacramental marriage for the rest of your lives. The process can take about 8-12 months to complete. Below are the steps to help you complete the preparation journey.

STEP ONE:

Contact Sherwood Owens at 303-973-3969 for initial intake information and to schedule an appointment with a priest or deacon to begin the process and look at a tentative wedding date.

STEP TWO:

At the meeting with the priest or deacon you will complete the FOCCUS inventory and pay the sanctuary fee.  They will also discuss the rest of the process and determine if you are free to marry and understand the Sacrament of Matrimony.

STEP THREE:

You will attend a Marriage Builder Weekend which is a great opportunity to grow in your deeper relationship with each other and your relationship with God.  It is a requirement of the Archdiocese of Denver.  Light of the World is a host site for the preparation.  In order to register, click on the brochure below, fill out the registration form and return it to Light of the World. 

The upcoming weekends include:

August 11-13, 2017

January 26-28, 2018

May 18-20, 2018

STEP FOUR:

As a couple you are asked to complete a Natural Family Planning course.  That can be a three session course with the Couple-to-Couple League or an individual instruction with the Creighton method.  This step helps couples to enrich their relationship and understand the natural cycles of fertility and infertility.  The Archdiocese of Denver site is: http://archden.org/eflm/nfp/.

STEP FIVE:

You will be blessed with meeting with a married couple from the parish to discuss your FOCCUS inventory.  The couple will review the inventory to help you celebrate the blessing in your relationship and if there are any areas that need to be addressed.  The couple will contact you. 

STEP SIX:

You will be meeting with the Wedding Coordinator to plan the details of the wedding and also one of the Directors of Music to select music and musicians. 

Below are brochures to help you better understand the process and give you the necessary tools to live the Sacrament of Matrimony forever. 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION PROCESS BROCHURE

MARRIAGE BUILDER WEEKEND BROCHURE