Father Bernard, ordained for over 20 years, offers you an abundance of pastoral and spiritual guidance which will make your wedding ceremony memorable and truly enjoyable. Modern Catholics are often searching for a non-judgmental, sacramental experience different from that offered by the institutional church. You may want to have a Catholic wedding ceremony but may not be permitted, for various reasons, by the institutional church. We at Catskill Weddings Priest offer you an alternative.
Those entering into second marriages, those experiencing religious differences with the church and others will find openness and acceptance with Father Bernard. As Catholics, we believe in the sanctity of marriage; we also realize that we are only too human. When a marriage ends through divorce, it is often all too evident that the essential element of marriage did not exist to maintain the bond. While we do not have an annulment or dispensation process, remarriage is allowed in order to avoid further human tragedy. From this perspective Father Bernard solemnizes remarriages with the joy and the peace of Christ. He will also co-officiate at interfaith ceremonies.
Catskill Weddings Priest provides spiritual, meaningful and devout weddings at the location of your choice. Depending on weather and other factors ceremonies may be held out-of-doors. You may also be able to use interdenominational churches and chapels for more formal settings. Hotels, banquet halls, private homes, museums and other locales are other options. A wedding consultant or the yellow pages can yield additional suggestions.
We will be pleased to assist you in personalizing your wedding ceremony. There are many ways in which this can be accomplished. Options for readings, both from the scriptures and other sources, which speak to marriage are available. Vows can be written by you or chosen from more traditional options to further personalize your wedding ceremony. Ceremonies which speak to various ethnic groups such as the coin, rope and veil, hand fasting or jumping-the-broom can also be accommodated. Unity candles, roses to parents and other more traditional activities can be easily included in your special wedding ceremony. Discussing your wishes with Father Bernard is the best way to assure that your day is memorable.
To be legally married, you will need to have a license from the county clerk or the state department of registration for the place in which the ceremony will occur. Often, there is a short waiting period, a definite expiration date and sometimes other requirements. After the wedding ceremony , Father Bernard will make sure that your license is signed and sent to the appropriate agency. You will need to have this document issued by the county clerk to change driver’s licenses, bank accounts, insurance plans and other legal documents after the wedding.
Through our commitment, experience, and expertise, Catskill Weddings Priest, has established a unique and special relationship with our couples that will last a lifetime!
Marriage is the clasping of hands, the blending of hearts, the joining of two lives as one.
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Rev. Fr. Bernard +SSSA/Holy Cross, Grand Prior
PO Box 206
Mongaup Valley, NY 12762