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Officiant in Cliffside Park,
(201) 982-2206

About Us

Father Joe is an Ordained, Old Catholic Franciscan Priest and wedding officiant in Cliffside Park, NJ, Father Joe ia graduate of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with a Master of Divinity Degree in Ministry and Pastoral Care. He is assigned to Saint Joseph Mission Church, bringing the Gospel to those in the margins and to people in need wherever they may be. The mission and Fr Joe work for social justice and help to spread God’s message of love and hope to all along with the sacraments of the Church. Father Joe assists with planning your special day with openness and authenticity. We recognize that God does not live in the "church" but is always present where there is love.

Services Offered
Whether you are looking for an officiant to help with your civil union, Interfaith, Catholic, rehearsal, or vow renewal ceremony, Father Joe has experienced it all, and is licensed in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Not only does he work with you on customizing your vows and planning your special ceremony, but he also provides Pre-Cana counseling and can assist with Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation needs. Some of the traditions and sacraments he has worked with previously include:

  • Seven Jewish Wedding blessings
  • Hands ceremony
  • Blending of sands
  • Honoring of children
  • Unity candle
  • Wine sharing & Communion
  • Breaking of the glass
  • Memory candle

Gina Lagrande

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  • I can’t express how happy and fortunate I feel to have found father Joseph. From the second we spoke on the phone, I was 100% certain I wanted him to be the one to marry us. He’s dedicated, supportive, efficient and will go out of his way to help you in any way possible.

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Gina and Brian I am so excited to be on this holy journey with both of you! Blessings and love for an amazing Thanksgiving and the year to come. We are having a couples Mass on Dec. 15, 2019 at 1pm at Saint Matthew Church at 2201 New York Ave., Union City - please come if you are able! Fr Joe

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 695.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 695.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 150.00

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 150.00

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

    Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling, Bilingual

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Anglican, Catholic

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CT, FL, NJ, NY, PA

    What languages do you speak?


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