Congratulations! St. Thomas More Catholic Parish is here to guide, teach and support you on your journey through the sacramental preparation of your marriage.


Marriage Preparation Process

Contact: Contact our Marriage Coordinator at least eight months before the wedding – Melanie Lauer: or 303.221.9234.

Initial Meeting: Our Marriage Coordinator will set up a meeting with you and your future spouse to discuss the marriage preparation process, begin the necessary paperwork for your marriage file and set your tentative wedding date. You and your spouse will also be assigned to a member of our clergy who will then contact you to meet with you.

FOCCUS Inventory: Our Marriage Coordinator will set up your inventory session. Upon completion you will have follow-up sessions with a mentor couple. These sessions aim to facilitate communication between you and your future spouse.

Marriage Preparation Program: St. Thomas More offers Marriage Preparation retreats, for a list of retreats please go to our events registration page. Other marriage prep programs are available within our Archdiocese for more information contact our Marriage Coordinator.

Natural Family Planning: You will need to complete one NFP course. Courses can be found at the Archdiocese website. Please note that you are required to do at least three months of charting.

Final Meeting: You and your future spouse will meet with our Marriage Coordinator to review your preparation, complete and turn in all paperwork and plan your wedding liturgy.

Reconciliation: Catholics are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before their Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. This invaluable sacrament of grace and healing is a good way to start your marriage.

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife and the two of them become one body.
Genesis 2:24