Holy Matrimony

“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.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601

Saint Martin of Tours Wedding Coordinator
Christine Davis
619.698.8434 or

 A Wedding Check List

Make appointment with Father Chris Kintanar 619.465.5334


  • To see if he is able to do your wedding
  • 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, Dora Casteñeda 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


  • To receive and go over Wedding Guideline Packet
  • Ask any question you might have


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


  • To go over the results of the FOCUS Inventory


Set the third appointment with Father Kintanar 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 the 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 Chris Kintanar


  • Finalize paperwork, make sure all necessary documents are in our file (Baptismal Certificates and marriage license)
  • Outline the Wedding Liturgy (wedding party, procession, choice of readings, prayers, blessings and 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, Dora Casteñeda


  • Pay balance of fees for the use of the church



“Have you not read, that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.”

Matthew 19:4-5