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Officiant in Cliffside Park,
(201) 982-2206
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    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

    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

    christina

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  • Father Joe was amazing! He truly cared about us as a couple. So thoughtful, down to earth, and friendly. He made everyone at the ceremony laugh and smile and genuinely enjoy the whole experience. I received so many compliments from our guests about his service. He has such an amazing spirit.

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    God bless you both Christina and please know if I can be of any service to you and your wonderful family I will always be there. I would love to see you all for Palm Sunday if you are free we will be at Saint Matthew - 2201 New York Ave., Union City NJ at 1pm - I would love to celebrate with you! Fr Joe

    Caitlin Carey

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  • Father Joe truly made our ceremony perfect !!! He made us feel so Comfortable and made us feel so special! My guests could not stop raving about how good the ceremony was , thanks to Father Joe!! You will not be disappointed when choosing him for your ceremony!!!!

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    Dear Caitlin and Dr Brad - bless you both and thank you for all of your kindness and grace. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Wonderful New Year to both of you! Fr Joe

    James Dellaguardia

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  • Father Joe is truly special. Although we are out of state, he still took time out of his evenings to facetime with us before our wedding. Most of all he helped us understand what it really meant to marry one another. His fun homework assignments helped us look forward to the wedding, but also stay in the moment with how much we loved each other and why. He absolutely nailed the ceremony, getting many laughs, tears, and lofty compliments from our friends and family. We felt like we'd known him for years, and appreciate how he went out of his way to ease our nerves and help us reflect on the excitement! Father Joe would be a great addition to anybody's special day

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    Dear James and Chelsea thank you for your kind words and your amazing spirits. It was both of you and God that made your wedding so special. Being at the oldest winery in America helped a little as well :-). But truly I loved being with both of you and your wonderful family. And I so look forward to seeing you both again, even though you are a few states away, I will be forever your priest and call upon me anytime! Merry Christmas and blessings for a wonderful New Year as husband and wife! Fr Joe

    Stephanie

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  • Father Joe was so good! Everyone loved the humor and faith he brought to our ceremony. He was responsive to all our emails and made the ceremony something everyone will remember. Truly a great experience.

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    Stephanie you are suppose to be on your honeymoon now :-) lol... THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for making me feel so welcome with you and your family and friends it was truly a wonderful day - Blessings to you and Mike always - and I hope to see you soon - Father Joe
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