On behalf of the Most Precious Blood Community, may we express our joy and congratulations on your upcoming wedding celebration!  We hope it will be very meaningful, joy-filled experience for you.

As Pastor of Most Precious Blood Catholic Community, it is my assumption that couples who come to this Church to celebrate their weddings, do so to express their faith and spirituality as well as their feelings for one another. That is to say, that I expect that they are here to express their feelings of love, not just for one another, but for God and their faith community as well.

Most Precious Blood provides classes for couples seeking to fulfill the requirements of marriage prep as outlined by the Archdiocese of Denver.

If you are a member of Most Precious Blood, your paperwork will be filed through MPB by Fr. Peter Dinh.

If you are not a member of Most Precious Blood, your paperwork will be completed and filed by your parish of registration and we will simply mail a certificate of completion to that parish. It will be your responsibility to make contact with your parish priest or marriage coordinator to complete your paperwork. Please view the tabs below for more detailed information.

Questions to Ask Before Seeking Marriage Preparation at Most Precious Blood

  1. Do I (or we as a couple) genuinely seek a sacramental marriage that is both recognized and blessed by the church or are we “going through the motions” to please another be it God, our parents, the church?
  2. Am I willing to fully engage in the process of marriage preparation with an openness to learning all I can about myself, my fiancé and our relationship?
  3. Do I desire to be an active participant in my faith or am I only “dropping in” for a wedding, without a genuine interest in a marriage that is lived in the context of the parish community?
  4. Can I honestly and authentically claim my faith as my own and am I living it out in the best way I can?

If you answered yes to these questions, please continue on to the next set of questions.  If you answered no to these questions, contact Fr. Peter Dinh to discuss marriage preparation at MPB.

  1. Have I been a registered member of MPB or another parish for at least 6 months?
  2. Do I engage my faith life on a regular basis?
  3. Is my expected wedding date at least 8 months in the future? (The Archdiocese of Denver requires an 8 month preparation period).
  4. Do I want to be married inside a church by a priest?  (The Archdiocese of Denver does not give dispensations for “destination weddings”).
  5. Am I seeking a blessing of a civil marriage? (If so, we ask that you go through marriage preparation and observe the 8 month preparation period.)
  6. I would like do marriage prep at MPB and get married at another church by another priest or deacon.  Is the priest (and/or church) marrying me able to verify my registration and active participation in that parish?
  7. Am I available to attend all 5 evenings of marriage preparation classes, knowing that make-up sessions are not offered?

If you answered yes to these questions, please feel free to read further about our upcoming classes and email Fr. Peter Dinh, the Director of Marriage and Family Life at fatherpeter@mpbdenver.org to sign up for classes.  If you answered no, please contact Fr. Peter Dinh to discuss marriage preparation at MPB.

2017/18 Marriage Registration & Preparation Class Schedule

We offer marriage preparation multiple each year.  Following are the dates and times of the offerings for 2017/18. All classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8pm in the RCIA room in the church.

 The 5 week course syllabus:

Week 1,– Overview, Paperwork FOCCUS Inventory

Week 2 -Family of Origin and What it Means for your Marriage

Week 3-Communication and Problem Solving

Week 4– Life Values Inventory and Spirituality of Marriage

Week 5–  Theology of Marriage , Money and Finances

2018

Weds: Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Aug 29,  Sept 5,  Sept 12,  Sept 19,  Sept 26

2019

Jan 9,  Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30,  Feb 6

Marriage Preparation and Wedding Fees

Marriage Preparation Classes (includes classes, FOCCUS inventory and filing of paperwork):

Fee………………………………………………………………………………………$200.00

Church Reservation:

Non parishioner…………………………………………………………………….$400.00 *Parishioner………………………………………………………………………….No charge

*To qualify as a parishioner, a person must be a registered member of Most Precious Blood Parish for at least 6 months prior to inquiring about marriage preparation.

Sacristy Fee…………………………………………………………………………..$150.00

A sacristy fee is charged for all couples being married at MPB.  This covers the cost of rehearsal, etc.

Security Deposit…………………………………………………………………….$250

A security deposit is due within 10 days of reserving the church.  The entire amount is refunded to you after the ceremony if requirements are met.