At least nine months before the desired date and any other arrangements are made (i.e. hall rental, invitation printing, attire selection, etc.), two previously unmarried people meet with Deacon Stephen, and begin gathering the required documentation to register the couple to go through two diocesan marriage preparation programs. The number of meetings will vary. Contact Deacon Stephen at the Pastoral Center Office to schedule meeting or to discuss resolving prior marriages, (619) 234-4820 or via email, email@example.com.