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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!

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Alyssa, Wedding Date: 05/28/2016

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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.

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Officiant - Frequently Asked Questions
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Anglican, Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, No Denomination
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What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Christenings, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Memorials, Quinceaneras

63 Reviews

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Kim, Wedding Date: 08/06/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Father Jim was amazing! We received numerous comments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed the ceremony. He made it a wonderful and memorable experience!

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4.7/5.0
Monica, Wedding Date: 07/01/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 3.5 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Father Jim did an excellent job officiating our wedding. He blended sincerity with humor sharing tips for a happy marriage that we are already using, and reaping the benefits! Our wedding guests continually commented on how much they also appreciated his style, and how he stood out amongst other priests they had been exposed to over the years for his genuine simple messages, keeping the tone light and laughable, when appropriate. A truly fantastic job by Father Jim! We were blessed to have him play a big part in our special day.

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5.0/5.0
Lauren, Wedding Date: 08/20/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

With Father Jim already booked for our date, we were pointed in the direction of Father Bill. Father Bill ended up being the perfect officiant for our Wedding! From our first meeting with him, we enjoyed talking and sharing stories with him. I come from a very Catholic family but my now-husband is a non-Catholic. In order to get married in a Catholic church, he would have to go through all the sacraments. Not wanting to force him into doing that, we found Father Bill who was still able to perform the traditional Catholic Wedding ceremony I wanted but without the restrictions of the church. His homily was beautiful & he even presented us with a small but beautiful/meaningful gift at the ceremony. Both of our families (and of course us) enjoyed his ceremony very much. I would highly recommend him! Also, he reminds you that he is always there to talk to even after marriage to help you in building a stronger relationship. Very kind & funny man.

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5.0/5.0
Katherine, Wedding Date: 07/16/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

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.

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Contemporary Catholics responded with the following comments:
Peace! Thanks for your kind words, it was a pleasure celebrating your wedding with you. Peace! Fr Jim

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