Father Jim was a big hit at our wedding. We received so many positive comments from our family and friends about him. In the months before the wedding, we sat down with him at a local Panera and really got to know each other. My husband was raised going to Protestant churches down south. I was raised Catholic. He told us that we should strive to hug each other at least six times a day – good advice which we’ve tried to follow ever since. He spoke to us a lot about the challenges of marriage and the importance of always striving to remain connected emotionally as we both continue to grow as people. In regard to the ceremony itself, his approach was traditional, yet conversational – fun yet, still formal. Overall, we really enjoyed having Father Jim as our officiant and would recommend him to other couples who are tying the knot!
I cannot begin to say how HAPPY I was to have found Fr. Jim to be our officiant for our wedding last month. After our first meeting (which lasted 2 hours!) to our wedding day, Fr. Jim is someone who just makes you feel at ease and is a truly special person. He did an exceptional job with our wedding ceremony, and we were so happy to have found a Catholic priest for our outdoor wedding. We received so many compliments after the ceremony and people thought that he had been my childhood priest and had known us for years based on how he spoke and how personal he made his homily, etc. They also have a very easy to use website, where we were able to customize and choose how we wanted to say our vows, the wording for certain blessings, and select our readings. Overall, Fr. Jim made our wedding day very special and I will forever be grateful for that.
If you are seeking a non-judgmental Catholic experience we at Contemporary Catholics are here for you. Whether you want to marry outside, have a previous marriage or one of mixed religious traditions we are here for you. With over 40 years as a Catholic priest I have committed myself to making God's unconditional love present in the lives of everyone I meet. For more information and a link to wedding information, visit my web site, ContemporaryCatholics.org.