Available for weddings in New York,
Long Island and the Northeast.
A member in good standing of the National Association of Wedding
I was validly ordained a Roman Catholic Priest May 10,1980. As of 1987 I am a Bishop and Pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic
Church with valid priesthood and valid sacraments. In Catholic theology the couple gives the sacrament
to one another by their vows which the Priest blesses. I would like to meet with each couple, two or three
time which would be considered the pre-cana. The day of the wedding I will give you a church certificate of the marriage and
there will be no problem in the future having children baptized. All of the marriages that I perform are
both SACRAMENTAL and LEGAL.
I would be honored to
bless your marriage before the Lord, in any type of traditional Catholic, spiritual, or contemporary ceremony that you choose
that best reflects your love for one another and faith in each other.
am happy to do traditional Catholic ceremonies, for those getting married for the first time, or for those who have been previously
married and divorced, with no annulment necessary. I will also do spiritual or more personalized ceremonies reflecting you
The general OUTLINE that I follow
One or two reading from scripture, poetry or modern reflections
Sermon on love and marriage
Exchange of vows, either traditional
Blessing and exchange of rings
candle or sand ceremony
Medallion ceremony if there are any children from a previous
Roses to the mother and fathers
Memorial to deceased
family members, nuptial blessing
"I encourage you to personalize the ceremony by picking
out the prayers and readings; having people do the readings; adding music; writing your own vows; and any other personal touches.
LET THE CEREMONY REFLECT YOU. THE MORE PERSONAL, THE MORE MEANINGFUL FOR EVERYONE."
In terms of INTERFAITH weddings with a Rabbi, the outline for the ceremony is:
Old Testament reading (Rabbi)
kiddish cup (Rabbi)
unity candle (Priest)
(Rabbi and Priest)
Priestly blessing (Rabbi and Priest)
of glass (Rabbi)
The fee or donation goes directly to the church and is all tax deductible for you. The deposit is $200.00 made payable
to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, P.O Box: 725, Hampton Bays, N.Y 11946. The remaining balance is $300. The total cost, with meetings and
materials is $500.00 (if there is a family or parish emergency another priest of
the parish would cover the wedding; no worries). I am available for weddings on all of Long Island, New York City, and the Northeast. Please
call 631-728-2633 May
this time of preparation and planning be less anxious for you because of my expertise being a Catholic Priest for over 30
year and the peaceful nature that our sessions will express to you and to your families.
the LORD'S peace be with you.