CONVALIDATION

Blessing of Marriage

Convalidation is a rite within the Catholic Church allowing a civilly-married couple to enter into full communion within the Catholic Church. Couples seeking this celebration will complete marriage preparation as an engaged couple entering into their first marriage. Requirements will include a marriage preparation program/retreat, Natural Family Planning (NFP) and Life Skills.

If you were previously married to this civil union, please provide the Office of Marriage & Family Life a copy of the official annulment decree issued by the diocese. If you did not begin the annulment process, and one is needed, please contact Deacon George Morin at dcnGeorgem@stthomasmore.org or 303.221.9239.

To begin the convalidation process, please email Jodi Lieske at jodil@stthomasmore.org or call 303.221.9234.