Sacramental Preparation

Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. Our Priest, staff, and volunteers look forward to helping you or your loved ones receive the Sacraments.

A pre-baptismal program is required for parents and Godparents. Please read this helpful information before calling the parish office:

Baptism Inquiry

Registration for Godparents

and then email your request to Father David at;

Preparation to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion begin in first grade. Parents are highly encouraged to register their children for religious education at the beginning of first grade. Duly prepared children will receive the Sacraments near the end of the school year in second grade.

Older children should first enroll in regular religious education according to their grade level. Older children should also be attending Mass weekly with their family.

The Confirmation process in the Diocese of San Diego takes two years and typically begins in ninth grade. The minimum age to receive the Sacrament is 15yrs. Older students are also welcome. For more information please call the parish office 619-445-2145

Registration for Confirmation Sponsors

Were you baptized in the Catholic Church but never received any other Sacraments? Did you receive your first Holy Communion but were never confirmed? Are you in another faith tradition and curious about Catholicism? If you have questions we have the answers! To get started, contact our Pastor, Fr. David who will guide you through the process.

619-445-2145 or email


Jesus said . . .

“Have you not read that He who made them from the beginning made them male and female [Genesis 1:27], and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’. So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.”

– The Gospel of St. Matthew 19:3–7

With these words Our Lord Jesus Christ elevated the natural union of man and woman to the status of a Sacrament, that is, ‘an external sign of the internal reality of God’s grace within us’. The Holy Sacrament of Matrimony is, therefore, a sacred bond and vow that reflects the intimate communion of God in Christ Jesus with His bride, The Church [Ephesians 5:32]. In fact, the Sacrament of Matrimony is a sign for all people on earth to recognize the Christian calling to the wedding banquet of the Lamb of God in heaven [Matthew 22:2; Revelation 19:9]! “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another [John 13:35].”

If either you or your future spouse are Catholic, we recommend that you plan a Sacramental Marriage in order that your marriage may not only be recognized as valid in the Catholic Church, but also be truly blessed by God and ‘grace-filled’. The Church’s combination of parish and diocesan programs will assist you in your preparation for a future family life together, and enable you to receive this beautiful Sacrament in a most receptive fashion.

Please take a look at this diocesan link for requirements and schedules.

If you would like to celebrate your wedding at Queen of Angels, please get started right away by emailing our Pastor, Fr. David Exner at

The entire Marriage Preparation takes at least six months to complete

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