“A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.”

MK 10:7-8


“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”  CCC, 1601

Marriage at St. Andrew & St. John

If you’re preparing to be married in our parishes, please contact:

Wray: Mary Fecht at (970) 630-6809

Yuma: Luke Oestman at (720) 988-7278 or Leticia Dinorin at (970) 630-7841 for assistance in Spanish.

The sacrament of matrimony is celebrated for a man and a women wishing to be wed in Christian Marriage. The couple must call the the parish before setting the date of marriage and at least 8 months prior to the desired date.

Marriage Preparation Consists of:

  • Regular meetings with clergy and mentor couple.
  • FOCCUS inventory
  • NFP Class
  • Marriage Retreat Weekend

Here is an overview of the structure of the marriage preparation process at St. Andrew the Apostle and St. John the Evangelist.

  • Initial Meeting | Marriage Paperwork, Conjugal Love, Marital Consent, FOCCUS Inventory

The parishes use a marriage preparation program entitled “God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage.” This program is a 6 session video series.

  • Session 1 | God’s Plan for Marriage “In the Beginning”
  • Session 2 | Christ Restores God’s Plan for Marriage
  • Session 3 | What Are You Saying, “I Do” To?
  • Session 4 | Sexual Honesty Before Marriage
  • Session 5 | Sexual Honesty Within Marriage
  • Session 6 | Some Practical Benefits to Natural Family Planning

Marriage Enrichment

In the future, we will be offering marriage enrichment classes entitled “Living God’s Plan for a Joyful Marriage.” Stay tuned for more information!

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