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Officiant in Cliffside Park,
(201) 982-2206
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    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

    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

    CLAUDIA

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  • Words cannot express how thankful we are to have had Father Joe as the priest during our wedding ceremony. Every step of the process was easy, enjoyable and personal. His personal approach made us feel so comfortable not only on our day but all the days leading up to our wedding. The ceremony he put together was absolutely perfect .. people were coming up to us after the ceremony saying it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to.. we both come from traditional catholic families and Father Joe was able to incorporate some traditions with a personal touch. It really felt like our wedding..and not cookie cutter. He offers pre-cana, face time meetings, and a rehearsal if you are interested. We did all options which again really helped us get to know him and helped our day run smoothly. Whatever you choose..highly recommend Fr. Joe! Thank you again Father for all that you did to make our day special and memorable.

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    Dear Claudia - BLESS YOU BOTH FOREVER! Thank you so much for these kind words and it was actually your love and God that made this wedding so wonderful. Peace and joy today, tomorrow and always, Fr Joe

    Tara

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  • I actually found Father Joe through my brother; he was their officiant first. My husband & I wanted a wedding ceremony that reflected US; we’ve seen a lot of ceremonies that are very dry & barely acknowledge the couple. Father Joe took the time to get to know not only us, but our families & bridal party. The ceremony was beautiful, spiritual & PERSONAL. We’ll remember it forever. So many of our guests asked where we found such an incredible priest & were just as touched as we were.

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    Dear Tara and Steven - indeed I found you because of faith and could not be more happy to celebrate with God and your amazing family and friends. I was truly touched by you kindness and grace and so looking forward to seeing you both soon! Blessings today, tomorrow and always! Fr Joe

    Katherine

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  • Father Joe was not only an exceptional officiant, but has become a comfort and joy in our lives. Our ceremony was personal and beautiful. I cannot count how many friends and family commented that it was the best and nicest ceremony they’d ever been to. Father Joe and Saint Joseph Mission Church are professional, loving, welcoming, and make every couple feel like the most special couple to ever get married. I could never fully express our happiness with joining this parish in a thousand lifetimes!

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    Dear KC and Luke - you are BOTH amazing - thank you for your kind words, your endless energy and the music you bring to all of us. Bless you both forever! Hope to see at Mass. Fr Joe

    Bonnie S.

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  • Father Joseph was the perfect officiant for our interfaith marriage! I'm Catholic and my now husband is Jewish so we wanted to honor both of our families by having a Rabbi and a Priest for the ceremony. Father Joseph is the nicest and friendliest person. He was very responsive when I emailed or texted him and graciously helped me create a beautiful ceremony script. Father Joseph went above and beyond our expectations - he came 1.5 hours before the ceremony start time to make sure that I had everything I needed, he administered communion to my immediate family just before the ceremony, and even held my personal vows in his pocket until I was ready to say them ;) Father Joseph always has a smile on his face and was very happy to interact with my guests before and after the ceremony. He took an amazing selfie with my bridesmaids! We're so lucky he was available to officiate our wedding. My husband and I highly recommend working with Father Joseph! Our ceremony was perfect - Than... Read more

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    Dear Bonnie and Max - thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly an honor to bless you both. I am indeed your priest if you should ever need anything at all! Love, joy and a huge mazel tov! Yours in service always, Fr Joe

    Nina

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  • Father Joe completely blew us and our guest away. All of our guests were raving about how much they loved him and the ceremony. The ceremony was everything we wanted and more - it was traditional with religious touches and some jokes to make us and our guest laugh. Father Joe completely captured who we were as a couple and truly took the time to get to know us and guide us through the whole process. He was available to talk whenever we had questions and made the process SO easy. We cannon thank Father Joe enough for making our wedding ceremony so memorable! I would (and do already!) recommend Father Joe to my friends and family who are getting married.

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    BLESS you both and thank you so very much Nina for those kind words - it was a joy to be there and to help make that day special. But it was truly both of you that made all of that possible. Love and peace today and always! Fr Joe

    Blair Astudillo

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  • Words can't express how grateful we are to have met Father Joseph. We knew right after our first meeting with Father Joseph we wanted him to marry us. He helped us create a beautiful ceremony, we integrated our families with a Spanish prayer and the Irish Blessing. Our mother's with the Mothers Kiss. Our entire family can't stop talking how beautiful the ceremony was. We can't thank him enough. Even thought the wedding is over we gained a wonderful Priest who we can forever count on.

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    Dear Blair and Jason I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and love during this holy process. I indeed will be ever there for both of you. Special prayers on this new journey you are on together in the service of others. Prayers and blessings! Fr Joe

    Alyssa

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  • I do not have enough nice words to say about both father Joe and our experience. He is so personable and easy to get along with. We feel as though he is like family now ! He made our wedding experience absolutely perfect. Not only do we love but but EVERYONE at the Ceremony did. People were raving over his service and several even asked for his information. We HIGHLY recommend!

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    Bless you both for all of your kindness and grace. It is love that makes these holy days special, and clearly your love showed us all what life is suppose to be. Thank you! Fr Joe

    Rebecca

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  • Father Joe was incredible! He made my wedding ceremony very special and all the wedding guests kept complimenting on what a beautiful ceremony it was and how father Joe really personalized it. I would highly recommend father Joe if you are looking for a traditional catholic wedding ceremony outdoors he made the day perfect!

    jenn

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  • We love Fr. Joe, He has been amazing since day one of meeting him. We did a Face Time interview with him over a year ago and knew instantly we wanted him to be our officiant! He is so kind and really cared about getting to know us as a couple. He knew how important a catholic wedding was for me and kept it as traditional as possible when we got married at our venue at Park Chateau. He also made so many amazing suggestions for our ceremony. He included our parents by having them light our unity candle. He made our wedding ceremony amazing and we had the wedding of our dreams. Not only did he do an amazing job as our Priest but he also counseled us through pre-cana and gave us great long lasting marriage advice we will never forget. He became our friend as we met with him multiple times before our wedding day. All our guests raved about what an amazing wedding ceremony we had, and I have to say we owe it all to Fr. Joe! He was so flexible with our ceremony outline and helped plan ev... Read more
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