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Based in Linden, New Jersey, ALTernative Catholic Ministries provides wedding officiant services throughout the surrounding areas. For more than 36 years, Rev. James "Seamus" Campbell has conducted ceremonies of all types.

Services Offered

Rev. Campbell performs weddings for couples of all backgrounds, including interfaith, vow renewals, LGBTQ+, and ecumenical marriages. He can also provide premarital counseling and liturgical planning to help clients prepare for their big day. Contact ALTernative Catholic Ministries for more information about their available services.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$650

Which of the following are included in the price?

Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$650

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$150

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

Interfaith
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Anglican
Catholic
Episcopalian
Presbyterian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CT
DE
MA
NJ
NY
PA
RI
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Linda
Linda Sent on 09/16/2014
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Father Campbell was absolutely amazing! Not only as an Officiant, but when my husband and I first met with him, he was so professional and easy to talk to. Especially after such a negative experience we had at a Roman Catholic church, as my husband was divorced many years ago, Father Campbell genuinely opened his arms to us and made us feel so welcome and happy to get married.

I was desperate to find an Officiant with only a week's notice and Father Campbell was super flexible and was able to meet with us immediately and was very easy to reach over the telephone.

His words during our ceremony were not only perfect, but the way he spoke and said his words made the whole room really feel the love my husband and I have always had for each other.

I have dealt with so many people over the past few months for all sorts of wedding stuff, flowers, DJs, David's Bridal, etc.... and all were a pain to deal with.

Father Campbell is just awesome in every sense of the word! He gets a 5 out of 5 from my husband I !!!! :-)

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Veronica Sent on 07/19/2018
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Father Seamus was absolutely wonderful to work with, and performed a beautiful ceremony. We could not have been happier with the service on our wedding day, and we highly, highly recommend him!! He was so friendly and easy to talk to from our very first meeting. Even with families and friends of many denominations and religions, everyone found the ceremony to be just perfect. He is very responsive to any questions, was there well before the ceremony, and made everything very easy. We only wish we lived closer so we could go to his services all the time! Thank you for everything Father Seamus!!! Our big day wouldn't have been the same without you!
Shemley
Shemley Sent on 11/14/2017
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This man is a blessing from God. We had our main wedding abroad but did our legal ceremony with Seamus in a very small and intimate affair. Because of the way Seamus conducted our much smaller ceremony, I found myself getting as emotional as I did in our "main" wedding where we had family and friends present. Truly a man of God and you cannot go wrong with having Seamus to do your blessing.
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