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Officiant in Cliffside Park,
(201) 982-2206
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    Caitlin Dedeyn

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  • Our wedding this past weekend was nothing short of magical. Father Joe made our wedding ceremony absolutely beautiful! He is an amazing speaker, he spoke so eloquently and made it so personal. We had a ton of guests come up to us during the reception raving about Father Joe and telling us that it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they have ever witnessed. Even during Covid- he was great to work with in the months before the wedding. He was so willing to help with anything we needed and quickly responded to my many emails. Even when we discussed switching venues because of covid, he was more than willing to accommodate us. Look no further for your officiant - he is the best there is!

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    Dear Caitlin & Ryan - thank you for these kind words, but thank you for your grace, kindness, and love! It was such an honor to be part of your special and holy day - GOD and our Moms were truly with us on that mountain top and you made it all the more beautiful +++ blessings always, Your Priest, Fr Joe :-)

    Angel Zheng

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  • Father Joe was so flexible, warm, and personable throughout our wedding process. We had a small elopement with just family, so having vendors with amazing personalities was super important to us given how intimate everything was. He was kind and so compassionate to our needs - and also so responsive! We did pre-cana via Zoom with a few other couples, which was honestly an enjoyable experience - and we got a lot out of it! On the day of, everyone made comments about how awesome Father Joe was (which is extremely high praise if you knew my mother haha). Just a perfect day! Thank you so much!

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    Dear Angel & Ricky - THANK YOU both for being such an inspiration to me. You both have shown the world that the darkness of this pandemic will not have the last word - GOD, Love, and Faith will and together those ideals through both of you show us what joy is all about. God bless you and remember I am your priest if you need anything +++ Fr Joe

    Mark Baldwin

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  • Father Joe was amazing! From the first contact, Pre-Cana, preparation and the service! He made our special day even better!

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    Mark - thank you for everything - I still can't get that great flag flying in front of your home out of my mind, what a wonderful time, from a kind and wonderful couple and an amazing family + bless you both +++

    Nicole Davis

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  • Father Joe was the last vendor that I found for my wedding - I was having so much trouble finding someone to marry us as we were both raised Catholic and wanted someone who would honor the Catholic tradition of a ceremony, but we also really wanted to get married outside and wanted to be able to write our own vows - something you are not able to do inside the Roman Catholic Church. I had contacted what seemed like a ridiculous amount of Old Catholic priests who advertised marrying people outside, only to have them stop responding to me or to never get back to me in the first place. I was getting discouraged, and then I found Father Joe and he picked up immediately, checked to see if he was available, and sent me a ton of information and a contract to sign all within a few hours! He even said after our initial conversation that if he wasn't available on the day of our wedding, then he would put us in contact with a priest who was! He was such a blessing to the whole process, and made pr... Read more

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    Thank you both for showing the world that this pandemic does not have the last word - LOVE and FAITH does - I am humbled by your kind words and loved being both of you and your family. So looking forward to part II next year - prayers and blessings, Fr Joe

    Wayne Shipe

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  • Fr Joe helped us so much. He made the prep work and ceremony so much less stressful.. he's easy going. Great sense of humor.. made our day incredible

    Gina Lagrande

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  • I can’t express how happy and fortunate I feel to have found father Joseph. From the second we spoke on the phone, I was 100% certain I wanted him to be the one to marry us. He’s dedicated, supportive, efficient and will go out of his way to help you in any way possible.

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    Dear Gina and Brian I am so excited to be on this holy journey with both of you! Blessings and love for an amazing Thanksgiving and the year to come. We are having a couples Mass on Dec. 15, 2019 at 1pm at Saint Matthew Church at 2201 New York Ave., Union City - please come if you are able! Fr Joe

    Dawn Marie Shipe

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  • During this pandemic, many people are stressing with what to do. We rescheduled our Dec ceremony and planned it all in less than a week to have the service at our home. Fr. Joe made it personal and absolutely amazing. Be flexible, adapt and make it all yours. We transformed our yard and everyone LOVED it. That it was simple, casual and represented who we are, were the highlights. If you really want the formality and your dream, have a simple ceremony at your home or a relative's home. Zoom call it. Most important thing...FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT THINGS. Keep it simple. You can always have a party and renew your vows and wear your dress again when it is all over. Go for it - marry the one you love....that really is all that matters.

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    Dear Dawn Marie and Wayne - BLESS YOU both - today, tomorrow, and always - and thank you for showing the world, that during these dark times - that Love, Faith, and Hope will always have the last word! I am your priest and friend forever, call upon me for anything ++++ Love and blessings for a happy life, Fr Joe

    Samantha Jones

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  • We chose Father Joseph Ciccone to officiate our wedding ceremony and we could not be more pleased with our decision. Father Joe was friendly, welcoming, and warm hearted. We felt like we had known him our whole lives after just the first meeting. He was able to accommodate everything we asked of him from phone sessions, to the rehearsal, to leading our dinner reception in prayer. He made us feel at ease during the ceremony and helped contribute to an amazing event. I could not count how many people came up to me at the wedding and told me how exceptional Father Joe was. I was getting calls from family and friends for weeks after the event and everyone raved about how much they loved Father Joe! I could not thank him enough for the great job he did and how he helped make our wedding day that much more amazing! Thank you so much! Anthony and Samantha Parrella

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    Dear Samantha & Anthony - thank you both so very much for these kind words but more so for your true kindness and grace. It was wonderful to be a part of your holy day. THANK YOU so very much, hope to see you at Mass - blessings and love, Fr Joe

    Michelle

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  • Father Joe was our officiant for our ceremony and we can't say enough good things about him. We found him here on Wedding Wire and decided to reach out. I'm so glad we did. He is a nice, warm, friendly, and caring priest. I am so happy that we were able to get to know him and he is the one that was able to marry us. The ceremony was so touching and I still have my family and friends reaching out to say how much they really enjoyed the ceremony and listening to Father Joe. He kept to the traditional catholic ceremony and prayers that we wanted but made it more personable to us and kept the attention of our guests. The best part of all this too is that we have now found ourselves a priest that we can call anytime we want or need. Highly recommend him!

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    Michelle that is indeed the best part - I truly have added faith because of both of you, thank you so much for these kind words. It was an honor and pleasure to be a small part of your holy day. I hope to see you both at Mass soon. Love and blessings always - Fr Joe

    Kaitlyn Rehberger

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  • Father Joe was amazing to work with. He took the time to get to know me and my husband as a couple, and allowed us to make our ceremony as personalized as possible. We met with him multiple times, and by the time it came to our wedding day, we were so confident that we had built the perfect ceremony. He is so genuinely caring and he was so happy for us. Our ceremony wound up being beyond what we could have imagined. It was absolutely beautiful, and it honored our relationship to each other fully. We got so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful they found our ceremony. We are so grateful to have had the chance to work with Father Joe.

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    Kaitlyn I am the one who is so grateful to both of you - Your love and goodness made the day. Blessings and joy always. Remember I am your priest if you need anything, just call upon me! Fr Joe

    Katie

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  • Father Joe was so great and everyone that came in contact with him sang his praises. He was charming and added personal touched to our ceremony that made us laugh. We would highly recommend him! He went above and beyond to accommodate exactly what we wanted for our ceremony (Catholic/christian mix) and made sure we were okay with the add ons he made.

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    Dear Katie thank you so much for your kind words, your warm heart and for a holy and blessed day! Always your Priest - Fr Joe

    Candice

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  • We were so grateful to have Father Joe at our wedding. He married us at the most beautiful venue in Marco Island, Florida. We knew we were in good hands every step of the way and loved that Father Joe helped us customize our ceremony to make it reflect us! He helped keep us on track along the way and was always there to answer our questions. On our wedding day, Father Joe performed a beautiful ceremony that we will never forget, there was not a dry eye in the room (or on the beach!!) We keep getting compliments from our family and friends and we owe it all to Father Joe. Thank you for an unforgettable wedding ceremony and for being a great friend to us!

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    Dear Candice & George - BLESS you both today, tomorrow and always! Thank you for allowing me to be part of this holy union, part of your family for all of these many years and Marco Island was amazing!!!! LOVE you both so very much!

    Kelly

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  • Father Joe is the best. I am a practicing Catholic and my husband is not so it was hard to come up with the perfect style for our wedding. Cue Father Joe. He incorporated all of the traditional elements but in a more relaxed style. We were able to have all of the things I wanted in a Catholic ceremony, intermingled with some secular elements to make it the perfect ceremony. Even though we had only spoke to Father Joe via email, text, and FaceTime, by the time the ceremony came, he was like an old friend. He made our ceremony so personal and special we can not thank him enough. Everyone at our wedding was impressed by him and people could not stop talking about him. My 11 year old nephew was one of the readers and Father Joe put him right at ease. He also did a blessing for one of our sick family members, which was very special to us. Everything was so natural and genuine, nothing felt stuffy. By hiring Father Joe we have gained a new friend and priest for life! xoxo Kelly & ... Read more

    Stephanie

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  • My fiance and I wanted to have some Catholic traditions during our ceremony but chose to get married at our venue. We did not have a mutual priest in common so after some research, we came across Father Joe, which was the best thing we could have done. Father Joe is simply amazing throughout the entire wedding planning process. We attended the pre cana and had so much fun. Then after multiple facetime chats, it felt like we had known Father Joe for years and became so excited for him to marry us. The ceremony was simply perfect and by far our favorite part of the entire day. He was able to incorporate all our Catholic traditions in a relaxed manner and made our ceremony have a personal feel to it - which is not always easy to do! He made us feel so calm and relaxed, we forgot we were on the alter in front of almost 200 guests. We still get numerous compliments from our familiy and friends about our ceremony and questions on how we came across Father Joe! I can not wait to see our weddi... Read more

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    Dear Stephanie & James ~ thank you both for those kind words. And also for doing a Sunday "holy" wedding. But indeed it was you who made this day so special. When real love is there, everything becomes more beautiful. And that is what I saw that day at the Park Savoy....May you both be blessed always. Now I can't wait to see that video as well :-) Peace & joy and great thanks for making me a small part of your special day! Fr Joe

    Marygrace

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  • Father Joe is an amazing Priest and an even better person. He truly was such a wonderful person to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process. He made our ceremony truly special. Everyone kept asking me where did you find this priest. Father Joe is the best and you are in great hands if you allow him to marry you, you will not be disappointed. We will definitely keep in touch with father Joe! I cannot thank you enough.

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    Dear Marygrace & Wayne thank you for allowing me to be part of your Holy Day. The love and respect I have for you as a teacher and now your husband as a fire fighter for all of the good you do in the world now shines even brighter - blessings to both of you. And I hope to see you at Mass soon, call upon me if you need anything. Love and peace, Fr Joe
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