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Officiant in Cliffside Park,
(201) 982-2206
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    Danielle R.

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  • Father Joe is fantastic! He is truly a pleasure to be around and made our wedding extra special. Our guests loved him and many even said this was one of the best ceremonies they’ve been to. Our wedding was originally planned for April 2020 however was postponed to October 2020 due to COVID. Father Joe was there for us every step of the way, whether it be wedding related or not. Wedding prep was great; he made sure to have zoom meetings to catch up with all of the couples. It was a great experience. We are so happy he was a part of our special day!

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    Thank you to two amazing Doctors, healers and truly kind and wonderful people. I am blessed because of both of you. Always remember the gift you have been given, to give sight to the blind. I hope you know that you have opened my eyes to what love is suppose to look like. Hoping to see you both soon once this pandemic is over! Blessings and love! Fr Joe

    Jacqueline

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  • During uncertain times and many COVID restrictions and much fear in the world, the one certainty is love. Father Joe was there to unite me and my husband in our backyard with our small group of family and friends. His ceremony was so beautiful and intimate yet also relaxing and fun. He is a ray of sunshine that brought a beam of light around us on a day that I thought would be affected because of the darkness of the world. I was so wrong, I could not have asked for a better day and in part it was because of Father Joe! I would recommend him to any bride or groom who is looking to make your wedding about your love and unity. For our entire day, I forgot about all the worries of the world! That is what every wedding day should be!

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    Dear Jacqueline - THANK YOU for those kind words - but it was you and Dave that made this day so holy and special - I was SO impressed that you let Dave wear that cool football jersey - it truly made the day a superbowl win! Blessings always +++ Fr Joe

    Norah R.

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  • Our day simply wouldn't have been the same without Father Joe!! He brought such a special quality to our ceremony. All of our guests loved him and talked about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. All of the elements of our ceremony reflected our personality, our love story, and what we had envisioned for our day. We also made it a point to attend as many Pre-Cana sessions as possible. From the start, Father Joe made us feel at ease and welcomed. The sessions were great sources of marital advice; in addition, they were great opportunities to exchange stories and experiences with couples who were also planning their weddings during COVID-19. While we did get to have the party we envisioned, these sessions helped us stay grounded by reminding us that at the end of the day, the act of marriage, and not the party itself, is the most important part of a wedding. We could not be more grateful for Father Joe's kindness, support, and thoughtfulness. When we got home and unpacked, we eve... Read more

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    I cannot THANK YOU both enough - you indeed made this day so full of tradition, love, hope and fun....the band was amazing - but not as amazing as your family and all of the great joy that was on that beach+++ bless you always!

    Peter L.

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  • Father Joe has been more than helpful in making our marriage special and safe during a delicate time in this pandemic. It’s been a true blessing to have him by our side to guide us through the process and execute a wonderful ceremony on our wedding day. We can’t express how happy we are to have met such a wonderful and charismatic priest. Father Joe goes beyond making the process easy and makes us recognize how special we are in fulfilling this sacrament.

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    GOD bless you both - what a wonderful day made by a wonderful couple! Have a wonderful summer and come visit us at Saint Matthew Church in Union City - we are back for 1pm Mass - July 25 and bring the holy family with you +++

    Elizabeth G.

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  • I am so happy we chose father Joe to marry my husband and I. We are both catholic, but wanted to get married outside the church. Father Joe made it perfect and is there with us every step of the way! My family and friends were raving about how special the ceremony. Thank you soooo very much father Joe!!

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    Elizabeth you and Nick were so amazing and truly made the day - so holy and special. My role is to bring God "out of the church" to where LOVE is...and both of you showed the world, that the darkness of this pandemic will not have the last word - GOD and LOVE will....thank you for being so strong in doing that! Blessing you both and thank you for these very kind words +

    Gloria G.

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  • I loved that Fr. Joe married my husband and I. He was so attentive and so thoughtful through the entire process! I had never heard of Saint Joseph Mission prior to getting married, but it truly felt like divine intervention that hew came into our lives. My husband and I could not be happier and are excited to be members of his congregation from now on. The Pre-Cana or Marriage PREP was very well organized and interesting. Father Joe and the other priests of St. Joseph's Mission made my husband and I feel like we were well attended to and listened to despite the virtual format. Zoom meetings are not always the most engaging, but that was not the case for our PREP sessions. Father Joe was always very, very responsive whenever we had questions and when we needed to change our plans due to COVID. Initially, we planned to get married and have a reception this April, but because of capacity limits we couldn't hoist all of our guests. When my husband and I made the decision to postpon... Read more

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    Dear Gloria & Luke - GOD bless you both and thank you for these amazing words and your kindness. Everything went so well because of you - the light of love that you showed the world in the midst of this pandemic could not have been brighter and more full of faith. I am so excited for the "re-d0" - I Do's - which will be just as powerful and full of the grace of God. Hope to see you at Mass before that - blessings and love always! Fr Joe

    Brittany C.

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  • Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, Father Joseph made sure our wedding ceremony was a day we would never forget. Leading up to the wedding he was always on call for us and super involved. He took the time to get to know us and my husband and I now consider him to be a very special friend. Everyone was coming up to us the entire night raving about how amazing our ceremony was. Father Joseph kept our guests engaged the entire time. We are so thankful for him and for making our wedding day so special despite a time of uncertainty. The day was filled with love and we couldn’t be happier. We will be keeping in touch with him for years to come.

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    Dear Brittany & Lenny - THANK YOU both for your kindness and love; but thank you both for being both essential workers and first responders saving lives during this pandemic - you showed the world what LOVE is suppose to be all about! I am your prayers today and always + may all of Gods blessings and protection be upon you +++ Fr Joe

    Diana D.

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  • Words cannot describe how amazing Fr. Joe was for our wedding. He truly took the time to understand us as a couple and what our wants and needs were for our service. His group sessions and one-on-one sessions really helped us see our vision for our future as a couple. Fr. Joe is responsive, punctual and one of the easiest people to talk to. Our families also absolutely loved him. We cannot recommend Fr. Joe enough.

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    Dear Diana & Chris - THANK YOU both so much! What an amazing day of love, tradition, hope and family. As well as being is such an Historic Church at Allaire State Park. May God bless you both and your families always +++

    Rebecca H.

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  • Truly cannot give enough praise to Father Joe for his partnership with us leading up to the ceremony and the day of, especially during these unique times. The ceremony was perfectly personable and he did so much to truly get to know us and make us and our bridal party feel comfortable and ready for our big day. Our guests could not stop talking about how great the ceremony was!! Could not recommend him enough!!!

    Caitlin D.

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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 Z.

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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 B.

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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 D.

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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

    Dawn M.

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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

    Wayne S.

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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
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