Holy Matrimony
Saint Martin
of Tours
La Mesa, California
We are happy to help make this special day a blessed and meaningful one for you to start you on your lives together in Christ. There are however steps to follow and requirements that must be met which are outlined below.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Saint Martin of Tours Wedding Coodinator
Christine Davis: 619-698-8434 or

Wedding Sacrament Information

Planning a Catholic Wedding

                              A Wedding Check List

Make appointment with Father Jim Poulsen (619) 465-5334
  • to see if he is able to do your wedding
if so, set a date
begin filling out pre-marriage questionnaire
get applications for wedding preparation programs
set date and time of rehearsal

Meet with Parish Administrator, Carmen Gronich (619) 465-5334
  • get applications for wedding preparation programs
  • to reserve church
  • make deposit
sign contract reserving the church

Contact Saint Martin of Tours Wedding Coordinator,
Christine Davis (619) 698-8434 or chris@saintmartinoftours.cc
  • to receive and go over Wedding Guideline Packet
ask any question you might have

Set second appointment with Father Poulsen after Pre-Cana Seminar
        and receiving results of FOCUS Inventory

  • to go over the results of the FOCUS Inventory

Set third appointment with Father Poulsen after attending second marriage preparation program (Engaged Encounter or Evenings for the Engaged)
  • to discuss second marriage preparation program
pick up materials to plan wedding liturgy
set date for final appointment with priest

  get approval as who is providing music at the ceremony

Within six months of wedding date we will need the following documents and information
  • new Baptismal Certificates from the Church of Baptism for Catholic Partners
  • date and name of the church/es of Confirmation (no certificate needed)
  • date and name of church of Baptism, if applicable, for non-Catholic partner (no certificate needed)

Final appointment with Father Poulsen
  • to finalize paperwork, make sure all necessary documents are in our file (Baptismal Certificates and marriage license)
to outline the Wedding Liturgy (wedding party, procession, choice of readings, prayers and blessings, etc.) 

Call Wedding Coordinator, Christine Davis
  • confirm to her that musicians, florists, photographers, etc. have received and are aware of guidelines on what can or cannot be done

One month before wedding, contact Parish Administrator, Carmen
 pay balance of fees for the use of the church