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Officiant in Christiansburg,
(708) 710-3460

About Us

Specializing in non-judgmental Catholic ceremonies, Contemporary Catholics offers their wedding officiant services in Christiansburg, Virginia. A Catholic priest with 40 years of experience, Father Jim supports those who marry outside the Catholic faith, have a previous marriage, or a mixed-religion tradition. Wanting to only spread God’s unconditional love, he creates a warm, compassionate environment for couples to celebrate their new life.

Services Offered

Father Jim is experienced in officiating interfaith and single-religion ceremonies. Typically, he wants to meet face-to-face with a couple before the wedding, to understand their story and ensure he can provide the best ceremony possible. He welcomes personalization in ceremonies, offering suggestions for vows, readings, or more traditional options, if needed. Understanding the couple may have different faiths, he can also co-officiate with other religious leaders. Specifically, Contemporary Catholics can lead ceremonies for couples of the following religions:

  • Anglican
  • Catholic
  • Episcopalian
  • Lutheran
  • No denomination


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  • Without sounding like a cliché, Father Jim was a Godsend to us! My (now) husband and I, are both of Christian faith; however during the planning process it became clear that a ceremony blessed by the Catholic Church would be critical to our family. From the first time we video chatted, we knew that Father Jim would alleviate so many fears, anxieties, and unknowns, of our special day. Like so many couples, there were so many details that we just ‘didn’t know’ and were overwhelmed to make decisions about. What we DID know (and were confident in) was having an outdoor ceremony, where we could feel close to nature, God, our families/friends, and most importantly each other. Father Jim had our back through the entire process. He showed compassion and understanding that our wishes did not line up with traditional Catholic expectations. He also reminded us of why we were getting married in the first place! We had love in our hearts for each other, a deep respect and love for our Lord... Read more

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    Peace Brianne and Mike! Thank you for your kind words, they mean a great deal. I try to make every couple feel like they are special to me and make their wedding day a memorable experience. More importantly I trust that your marriage will be one filled with sustaining love through the challenging and god times. Peace!Fr Jim

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 650.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 295.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Interfaith, Single Religion

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Anglican, Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, No Denomination

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