Reverend Monsignor Ricardo Coronado-Arrascue, J.C.D.


Vice - Chancellor

Reverend Sean McCann, J.C.L.


Archivist and Assistant to the Chancellor

Nicholas Dillon


Purpose of the Chancellor's Office

The Chancellor is the principal notary of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. The Chancellor establishes the authenticity and validity of certain acts, the manner in which they are documented, and the manner in which the documentation that is produced will be maintained, protected, and secured. As such, the Chancellor is also the primary archivist of the Diocese. The Chancellor, as the Bishop’s delegate, also serves the Diocese through the administration of requests for dispensation regarding the Sacrament of Matrimony, and ensures that the norms for marriage preparation in the Diocese are followed.


Marriage Preparation

Marriage preparation in the Diocese of Colorado Springs is carried out in accordance with the “Policies and Procedures for Preparation for Marriage in the Diocese of Colorado Springs,” which was promulgated on September 8, 2006 by the Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs. It is expected that all couples preparing for marriage in the Diocese of Colorado Springs will be prepared in accordance with these norms, regardless of age or current living situation. Any requests to dispense from these norms must be made in writing to the Chancellor sixty days prior to the wedding, and must include a reason for the request. See the links sidebar links for the required forms for marriage preparation.