Marriage preparation is a requirement of the Diocese of San Diego. Couples contemplating marriage must contact the Pastor -- Fr. George, to schedule an initial interview at least 6 months before the proposed date. At least one party to the marriage must be a practicing Catholic, registered at St. Thomas Indian Mission.
If neither party to the marriage is a registered parishioner of St. Thomas Indian Mission but nevertheless would like their wedding to take place at St. Thomas Indian Mission, they need to go to their pastor for their marriage preparation. Upon completion of the marriage preparation, their pastor needs to forward the necessary documents to St. Thomas Indian Mission together with his letter certifying that he has completed the marriage preparation of the couple, and that he gives the couple permission to have their marriage celebrated at St. Thomas Indian Mission.