Father Mike's Ministry
I am available for weddings at home, hotels, banquet halls and outdoors; also Second Marriages and Interfaith Marriages, Renewal of Vows; as well as other Religious Services such as Baptisms, Funerals, Pastoral Counseling, Communion calls, Sweet Sixteen/Quinceañera Blessings and home Masses, etc. All services are also available in Italian and Spanish. Though I fully accept people's civil rights, I do not officiate at same-sex marriages.
I provide couples married by me with a religious wedding certificate, which you may wish to frame or preserve in your wedding album. In theory, it has no civil value.
Please note: look at my calendar to see if your desired date/time is still available. I do not schedule weddings unless a non-refundable deposit is received to guarantee the date/time. Click on an event to see the exact time. It may be possible to have two weddings on the same day, if the times are far enough apart....
.† FREE PREMARITAL CONSULTATIONS †
I provide resource material and help in every step of constructing your own personalized ceremony, which can be as short or as long [within reason] as you want.
I will keep you and your relationship in prayer prior to your Wedding Day as well as afterward. You and your marriage will always be very special to me. Though I love wedding celebrations and will consider all invitations to receptions, please understand that I cannot accept every invitation. In any case, if at all possible,and if you desire, I will be happy to invoke a special blessing for your meal. [If a minister is invited to a reception, it is customary to seat them with older relatives, NOT with photographers or DJ's].
Prior to your wedding, we will meet at least once [or as many times as needed], usually at a nearby coffee shop [see "Location" in sidebar], unless there is reason to meet elsewhere. The purpose of the meeting[s] is to get acquainted and plan the ceremony. There is no charge for premarital consultation[s]. You are invited to raise any issues you wish regarding your relationship, your faith in God and your future together as a married couple.
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