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!!!
Msgr. Jim is an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only did we have a solid foundation through his marriage PREP, he put his personal touch in the ceremony and everything was perfect. I couldn't have asked for more! I have heard from multiple people that they would go back to the church because of how great he is. Thank you so much for making our day so special!
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].
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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!