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Fr. Stephen is an Ordained Catholic priest and wedding officiant in Staten Island, New York. He assists people of all faiths as they prepare to celebrate their special day. Fr. Stephen is a graduate of St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, New York. He has been a priest for over twenty-five years and has assisted many couples in preparing their Wedding Ceremony. Currently, he is incardinated into the Progressive Catholic Church and assigned to St. John XXIII Mission in Staten Island, New York. With the help of Social Media, his ministry seeks to reach all who are in need wherever they are and to share God's abundant love with them. Fr. Stephen works to assure people, especially those who feel alienated from the Church, that they are most welcome to participate in and receive the Sacraments of the Church.

Fr. Stephen is licensed in New York City, the NYC metro area, and New Jersey but is not limited to those areas only. He would be happy to assist couples in pre-matrimonial counseling, planning their ceremony, and incorporating the special touches that will make their day just what they want it to be. These may include honoring ethnic or cultural traditions or other features such as the Unity Candle, Nuptial Blessing, Breaking of the Glass, Releasing of Doves, Memory Candle, Holy Communion, Blending of Sands, or other personal selections. He can also assist couples who desire to receive their Sacraments, for example, Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation. Fr. Stephen is available to officiate at your Civil Ceremony, same-gender weddings, Interfaith, Catholic, renewal of vows, and many other types of ceremonies. Fr. Stephen will work closely with you to help make your Wedding Day as special as it can be!

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Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Anglican
Catholic
Episcopalian
Jewish
Lutheran
No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

NJ
NY
PA

What languages do you speak?

English
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Nikola S. Sent on 07/26/2023
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Absolutely best choice!!!

Stephen has taken so much time already in preparation. He listened to all our wishes & made the wedding ceremony very special & personal to us. We highly recommend him. He was definitely the best decision ever!
Christine
Christine K. Sent on 12/04/2022
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Couldn't Have Asked For Anyone Better!

Father Ryan was a pleasure to have as our officiant from the very start. Kind, understanding, helpful and knowledgable, he guided us through the entire process from start to finish. He felt like someone we knew for years right off the bat and every meeting with Father Ryan made us feel more at ease about our ceremony. And what a ceremony it was! Heartfelt, personal and filled with love and faith, our ceremony was absolutely magical. Our guests were beyond impressed with the event and praised Father Ryan for his service. Even beyond our wedding day, he contacted us to wish us well and send us his blessings. We reccommend Father Ryan without any reservations and are so happy that he was part of our special day. If you're thinking about hiring him for your wedding, don't hesitate! Thank you Father Ryan for making our wedding something that we will cherish always. - Christine & Rick Lopez
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Sarah M. Sent on 11/12/2021
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The best Officiant!

Father Stephen Ryan really made our October wedding the best day of our lives! He was so personable and really took the time to get to know us before the wedding day, even during Covid times. He geared our ceremony for what we wanted and made sure to keep all of our friends and family engaged. He was the nicest man ever and always had a smile on his face. If you are looking for a priest for your wedding, he is the best choice!
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