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.
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:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Michelle · Married on 07/04/2013
All of my guests continued to rave about Fr Jim the entire night of my wedding! From the youngest guests to our grandmothers, everyone loved Fr Jim. After meeting with Fr Jim we felt like we had known him forever. He makes you feel very comfortable as you exchange family stories and tell him about yourself and your finance. By the time we had our ceremony we really felt so comfortable and felt that we had made the right choice. We wanted an officiant that would be personal and we also wanted religion to be part of our ceremony. My own Lutheran pastor was on a trip that week and my finance was never confirmed Catholic. Fr Jim made us feel so welcome and created such a natural feel to our ceremony. Our guests thought that we had known him for years! After returning from our honeymoon we still hear our guests raving about what a beautiful ceremony we had!Sent on 07/19/2013
Ivana · Married on 08/25/2018
Father Jim is the best! Don't hesitate a second to contact him. We had so many guests tell us how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Father Jim is kind, professional and easy to work with. Like many others mentioned, you get a feeling like you've known him forever. His message was very powerful, yet delivered with a humorous touch to it. Everyone loved it! Father Jim truly made our wedding special. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!Sent on 09/05/2018
User6655748 · 1+ year ago
Father Jim is simply the best. He took the time to get to know the bride and groom. He added the right amount of humor and kept the ceremony interesting and kept the crowd engaged while making it very meaningful. It was a great balance.Sent on 05/09/2018
"Father Jim" is a must for anyone wanting to have a Catholic ceremony outside of a church. Here at Keswick Vineyards, Father Jim is the perfect choice for our outdoor wedding venue. Our couples just adore Father Jim and so do we! Highly recommend.