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Officiant in Christiansburg,
(708) 710-3460
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    Brie

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  • Without sounding like a cliché, Father Jim was a Godsend to us! My (now) husband and I, are both of Christian faith; however during the planning process it became clear that a ceremony blessed by the Catholic Church would be critical to our family. From the first time we video chatted, we knew that Father Jim would alleviate so many fears, anxieties, and unknowns, of our special day. Like so many couples, there were so many details that we just ‘didn’t know’ and were overwhelmed to make decisions about. What we DID know (and were confident in) was having an outdoor ceremony, where we could feel close to nature, God, our families/friends, and most importantly each other. Father Jim had our back through the entire process. He showed compassion and understanding that our wishes did not line up with traditional Catholic expectations. He also reminded us of why we were getting married in the first place! We had love in our hearts for each other, a deep respect and love for our Lord... Read more

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    Peace Brianne and Mike! Thank you for your kind words, they mean a great deal. I try to make every couple feel like they are special to me and make their wedding day a memorable experience. More importantly I trust that your marriage will be one filled with sustaining love through the challenging and god times. Peace!Fr Jim

    Ivana

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  • Father Jim is the best! Don't hesitate a second to contact him. We had so many guests tell us how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Father Jim is kind, professional and easy to work with. Like many others mentioned, you get a feeling like you've known him forever. His message was very powerful, yet delivered with a humorous touch to it. Everyone loved it! Father Jim truly made our wedding special. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    User6655748

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  • Father Jim is simply the best. He took the time to get to know the bride and groom. He added the right amount of humor and kept the ceremony interesting and kept the crowd engaged while making it very meaningful. It was a great balance.

    Kim

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  • 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!

    Lauren

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  • 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.

    User7038032

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  • 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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    Peace! Thanks for your kind words, it was a pleasure celebrating your wedding with you. Peace! Fr Jim

    Alyssa

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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!

    Gabrielle

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  • Father Jim was an absolute pleasure. We were so happy to have him as our officiant. We had one Skype session with him several months prior to the wedding to talk about marriage, our service, and all the details. He is definitely a seasoned expert at all things pertaining to wedding ceremonies. On the day of the wedding, he arrived about an hour prior to the ceremony, walked us through the steps again, and put us at ease. His personable and humorous demeanor immediately made everyone comfortable and we are still getting comments from our guests about how much they loved his homily. Couples from ages 25 to 85 found pearls of wisdom in his words. Thank you again, Father Jim, for an amazing experience.

    Tracey

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  • There is no question... Father Jim is amazing! The day we met him, we couldn't stop smiling, laughing, and learning! He makes you feel so comfortable and want to talk to him for hours. We knew we had to book him for our wedding then and there. He made our day even more beautiful and special than we could have imagined. Everyone is still talking about how much they loved him and how beautiful our ceremony was. He held everyone's attention. If you are looking for someone inspiring, funny, and wonderful, look no further. Thank you Father Jim for your amazing service. My husband and I couldn't be happier.

    User6815352

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  • Father Jim was the perfect officiant for our wedding. All of our guests raved about him after the ceremony was over. From our first meeting until the actual ceremony, he was professional and helpful.

    Samantha

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  • We are so glad we chose Father Jim as our wedding officiant. He was is incredibly warm and welcoming and so easy to work with. Our ceremony turned out perfect and was exactly what we had envisioned for our wedding. Our guests thought he we had known him for ages! Even our relatives who gave us some slack for not getting married in a church were raving about him and even recommended him to another family friend!

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    Peace! Thanks for the kind words. Enjoy your marriage and don't forget to hug and take the time to share your feelings so you can grow more deeply in love every day. Peace! Fr Jim

    Joanna

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  • Fr. Jim gave us not only religious guidance but also premarital counseling which helped us focus on getting married and not just planning the wedding. We had a Catholic nuptial mass outside of church which is a little challenging but he made it happen! He made the ceremony fun and light hearted. As a Filipino bride, I really appreciate him being able to incorporate traditional Filipino rituals during the ceremony. BIG THUMBS UP!

    Monica

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  • 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.

    Lauren

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  • EVERYONE at our wedding could not stop talking about how much they loved Father Jim. He provided us with exactly the ceremony we wanted and added some jokes to keep everyone interested. Highly recommend! Does a lot of weddings so book in advance!

    User6217956

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  • I originally wanted to get married in a church, but my fiancé at the time still needed to receive a couple sacraments. After speaking with a few churches, we decided that for us it would be best, and easier, to get married at our venue. That was definitely the right choice. We were able to save some money (no limos) and it all worked out. Our venue had a lovely outdoor ceremony area with flowers already in bloom. After deciding on the outdoor ceremony, all we needed was an officiant. My mother and grandmother wanted a Catholic priest, so I looked online for someone with a Catholic background. I read reviews about Fr. Jim and everyone seemed to have positive words about him. We only met with him once before the wedding but he was very responsive with my emails and any questions I had. The day of the wedding, Fr. Jim arrived early to go over any last minute details. That day, there were rain showers expected but instead of moving everything inside, we shortened the ceremony (our second ... Read more
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