Wedding Ceremony Style
Catholic Wedding Mass with Ceremony
Catholic Wedding Ceremony without Mass
Catholic/Jewish Wedding Ceremony
Other Ceremonial elements added to ceremony
Family Blessing (for families with children)
Fr.Noel Clarke 914 237 0045Some Roman Catholics contemplating marriage do not meet the required criteria to be married in their home parish. As such they may seek to have a priest provide a pastoral presence at their wedding ceremony.
I am happy to provide this service.
Weddings With No Hassle:
I officiate your wedding at any location that you choose. Your way is okay. Your situation is okay. I am dedicated to providing a ceremony to your taste and liking. Marriage is a very beautiful and serious institution. People are entitled to the blessings and acceptance of a Church, including your families and all your friends.
That's right! You can have a wedding officiant who is a priest
- At any location
- Your style
- Your choice
Frequently Asked Questions about Catholic Weddings
1. If you officiate at our marriage will it be legal in the eyes of the state?
I am an ordained Catholic priest who left ministry in the Roman Catholic Church in 2000 but actively minister with C.I.T.I Ministries, a Catholic
organization. I am a recognized minister in good standing with the
International Council of Community Churches (I.C.C.C). Since I am a
minister of religion, your marriage will be legal in the eyes of the
2. What can we do when we cannot find a priest who will marry us?
are several options. If you are open to doing so, seek out a church or
parish where you feel comfortable, meet with the pastor and explain that
you would like to join the parish and have plans to marry.
If you do not feel you are being welcomed or treated kindly by your local priest or parish, I will treat you with kindness and acceptance – non-judgmentally. .
3. Can you help us when one or both of us are divorced?
the Roman Catholic Church, other Catholic Churches (such as Eastern
Orthodox Churches) teach that second marriages may be blessed.
I welcome divorced people who want to marry again. I will gladly bless your second marriage in the name of God’s people.
4. Will the Roman Church recognize our marriage?
I marry couples who are not following the form of Roman Catholic Canon
Law, so the Roman Catholic Church Hierarchy considers these marriages
illicit and will not recognize them as sacramental.
The International Council of Community Churches and other Christian denominations will recognize your marriage.
5. Will you perform an outdoor ceremony?
Yes, I will be happy to perform your ceremony at a reception hall, home, or other appropriate setting, inside or outside.
6. Will you perform ecumenical, interfaith, or non-denominational marriages, or gay commitment services?
Yes, as long as you ask God’s blessing on your marriage or commitment to each other, I will be happy, and privileged, to help you.
7. What does it cost for you to officiate at a wedding?
See Price list ( Separate web page)
8. What if this is more than I can afford?
Contact us and we will strive to work with you on your budget.
9. What about Rehearsals?
wedding venues have professionals to assist with your rehearsal. If you
want me to be present at your rehearsal on any day other than the day
of the wedding itself, but excluding week-ends, I will make every effort
to be with you. This will involve an extra cost.
If you want me to attend on a weekend, then the rehearsal fee may cost the same as the ceremony fee, as I may have to turn down a booking on such occasions!
10. When you celebrate sacraments, are they recognized by the Roman Church?
The Roman Catholic Church would consider them "valid but illicit."
They are recognized by the International Council of Community Churches and by some other Christian Traditions.