We would recommend Father Jim to anyone! Provided a beautiful ceremony that was memorable and filled with emotion. He was very accommodating and helped us through the entire journey.

Jamie, Wedding Date: 08/26/2017


I am an ordained Franciscan, Old Catholic Priest and serve as Pastor of Saint Miriam Parish & Friary in Flourtown, PA, in the suburbs of greater Philadelphia. I have been performing weddings since I was ordained a deacon and can accommodate almost any couple. I was also featured in Philadelphia Wedding Magazine's spring and fall issues for 2012 and 2013. I love being a priest, and I love performing weddings! That is probably why I am ranked in the 5% of all officiants nationally for the 7th year in a row!

While I am a priest, I also have married many couples of various denominations and also assisted many inter-faith couples, too. All of my ceremonies are customized. In the Catholic tradition, we take marriage seriously as a sacrament. I welcome the time to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. I also am able to schedule onsite and offsite rehearsals, if needed, and we offer Pre-Marriage Counseling (Pre-Cana and/or Marriage PREP), as requested, several times a year at our parish.

I have performed well over 1,800+ weddings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, the Virgin Islands, California, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. I also am asked to perform many weddings as one of the few recommended officiates at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and many other fine wedding venues. If you log into the Talamore Country Club (http://www.talamorepa.com/) the video that begins is one that features a wedding that I did a few years ago. [View by Clicking Here] And another at the beautiful Phoenixville Foundry earlier this year [View by Clicking Here].

Instragram tips from Saint Miriam? Visit us Here!

Often my schedule fills rather quickly, but if I am unavailable, I am also able to gladly refer you to one of our other parish priests, if possible, so that you will remain in very capable hands! If you would like your wedding to reflect who you are and at your choice of location while saying your own vows...while having a priest guide you to your wedding day, just contact us!

Be sure to visit our wedding page, or our parish website to learn more about the Old Catholic Church and visit the FAQ's, too at http://www.mysaintmiriam.org/wp/weddings/

As always, we welcome your inquiry and we look forward to being with you on your special day!



Officiant - Frequently Asked Questions
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Christenings, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials

238 Reviews

Gina, Wedding Date: 10/07/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Words cannot compare to the way Father Jim made us feel during the entire wedding process. Warm, down to earth, and relateable, he made us feel excited from the beginning. During our initial meeting, we not only discussed our vision for the big day, but traded stories about the affection we had for our dogs and families. Father Jim, told us from the start that he loves weddings...and it really showed. It truly was an honor working with him and an absolute success!!!

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Katie, Wedding Date: 10/06/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Father Jim was wonderful! I sobbed through my entire ceremony because it was so beautiful and it was in large part because of his beautiful words. Thank you so much!!!

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Cassie, Wedding Date: 09/29/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Father Jim is the best! We met him at his Parish to talk about our vision for our wedding, and he was wonderful. We booked shortly after meeting with him because my husband and I both felt he would make our day special. He helped us to customize our ceremony, and was very accessible when we had questions/concerns and to make adjustments. I can not say enough good things about him!

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Claire, Wedding Date: 09/23/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 4.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.5 Flexibility: 5.0

Father Jim was truly great. We felt super comfortable knowing he's done this so many times and yet he still made the ceremony feel personal and intimate. Planning was very easy and he gave you a lot of options to personalize the ceremony to our liking. On the day off, he did a wonderful job and struck a great balance - being funny without being a showboat and respecting the personal & religious significance of the day. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful he was and we couldn't have been happier.

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