There are various programs available to you within the Archdiocese, all of which focus on the theology of Catholic marriage as well as important life skills. You will receive help in identifying a marriage preparation program that best fits your needs. Choose one of the following programs. Please also keep in mind that this course completes only #4. Marriage Prep Program of the preparation process. Review our “Preparation For Holy Matrimony” brochure for more information.
Light of the World Marriage-Builder Weekend:
This weekend is an engaging mix of practical, spiritual, and theological presentations based on JPII’s Theology of the Body and the Catholic Church’s teachings led by a team of married couples and a priest. Presentations are followed by group or couple time and activities to apply what you have learned.
1) 2017 August 11, 12, 13
2) 2018 January 26, 27, 28
3) 2018 May 18, 19, 20
Location: Light of the World Catholic Church – Littleton
Call: 303-973-3969 x244 (Sherwood Owens)
Marriage Builder Registration Brochure
God’s Plan for Marriage Prep Program:
These seminars explore God’s divine plan for marriage and also focus on how couples can build a strong foundation for their marriage. These classes meet on Thursday evenings 7:00-9:30pm at St. Catherine of Siena parish.
1) 2017 September 7, 14, 21, 28
2) 2017 October 5, 12, 19, 26
To Register Call: 720-212-8303
Cost: $180 (This includes study materials)
To Pay: Send check/money order to Colin Coleman. In the memo, put “marriage seminar” and the month that you have selected. You will be sent a confirmation of registration by email. Please send registration/payment to:
Deacon Colin Coleman
4201 Eliot St.
Denver, CO 80211
Catholic Marriage Prep. Com – Live Classes:
This program is taught by married couples, based on JPII’s Theology of the Body, and the teachings of the Catholic Church. This class has four evening sessions and is taught at the following locations.
St. John Paul II Center – Denver
1) 2017 September 12, 19, 26 and October 3rd (Tues)
2) 2017 October 25 and November 1, 8, 15 (Wed)
3) 2018 February 6, 13, 20, 27 (Tues)
4) 2018 February 28, March 7, 14, 21 (Wed)
5) 2018 May 8, 15, 22, 29 (Tues)
6) 2018 June 6, 13, 20, 27 (Wed)
7) 2018 September 4, 11, 18, 25 (Tues)
8) 2018 October 3, 10, 17, 24 (Wed)
To register for the live program: www.catholicmarriageprep.com
Catholic Marriage Prep. Com – Online Program:
This program is available with pastor approval to couples who need the flexibility of an online program. It is based on JPII’s Theology of the Body, and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
To register for the online program: www.catholicmarriageprep.com
St. Mary Parish Marriage Prep Retreat:
This weekend retreat helps couples grown in understanding of God’s plan for happiness in marriage. Married mentor couples will witness to how God works in their marriages to help them work through hardship and find a greater joy in marriage. We will also look at how living authentic sexuality fulfills the deepest desire of our hearts. We will attend Mass together and have an opportunity for Confession.
Dates: twice a year in the spring and fall
1) 2017 October 13, 14, 15
Cost: $180 (per couple – includes 5 meals and all materials)
Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Littleton
For details, dates and to register visit www.stmarylittleton.org/marriageprepretreat
Catholic Engaged Encounter:
This weekend experience allows the engaged couples to identify and discuss several important topics to prepare for a healthy, Christ-centered marriage. The weekend retreat offers a deeper connection between the engaged couple while considering the needs and uniqueness of your particular relationship.
St. John Paul II Center – Denver
Cost: $350 (includes: lodging, meals & materials)
Call: Dan & Abby DeGennaro 303-898-1257
St. Thomas More Marriage Prep Retreat:
This weekend experience will allow couples preparing for marriage to fully understand the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic Church. Couples will enjoy engaging presentations on topics related to God’s plan for marriage, and receive fundamental tools for building and sustaining a Christ-centered marriage. The retreat weekend is hosted by married couples and clergy from the parish. Couples will participate in small group discussion, prayer, Confession and fun activities. The weekend concludes with a private Mass and receiving a special blessing for all retreat participants.
*Please note this marriage preparation retreat DOES NOT meet the requirements for Catholics who reside in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Please contact your church of preparation for other marriage preparation retreat options.
1) 2017 September 8, 9, 10
2) 2018 January 19, 20, 21
3) 2018 May 4, 5, 6
Friday: 6-10PM, Saturday: 8AM-4PM, Sunday: 8AM-1:30PM
$150 per couple (includes 3 meals and all retreat materials)
STM Registration Form 2017
Engaged Couples Retreat:
Friday evening and all day Saturday based on St. John Paul II “Theology of the Body”. Led by Msgr. Leone with his unique insight into married couples dynamic relationships. Presentations by married couples with ample time to discuss the Sacrament of Marriage with each other and other engaged couples. Opportunity for both Reconciliation and Mass.
Cost: $180 per couple (includes 4 meals and materials)