God invites each person into relationship and union with himself by calling the person to a particular state of life or vocation, which means “calling.” It is important that each Christian pray fervently and seek counsel to discern the vocation that would best enable him or her to know, love, and serve God fully. Respecting the freedom that he has given us, God allows us to choose freely the path we are to follow.

Marriage is one of two Christian vocations consecrated to God in a special way. The sacrament of marriage is consider by the Catholic Church to be indissoluble in this life.

 

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Preparation for marriage for engaged couples and those wishing to have their civil marriage blessed begins with an email to Fr. Devdas Masillamony from the bride or groom to make an appointment — or call (619) 463-6629 ext. 101.  No preparations should take place before contacting the pastor. He will provide further information about preparing for marriage and schedule the wedding.

In the Diocese of San Diego, couples should plan on a nine month (minimum) period of marriage preparation.