Father Bill, is a wedding officiant and Old Catholic Franciscan priest located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Father Bill serves the Progressive Catholic Church as pastor of Ss Francis and Clare parish and conducts weddings of all types for the surrounding community. Father Bill will help you plan your special day in an open manner with professional conduct.
Father Bill can offer services for a variety of Christian denominations, including traditional Catholic ceremonies. These services can include scripture reading, blending of sand, and unity candle ceremonies. He also offers wedding officiant services for interfaith and non-denominational marriages, civil unions, and vow renewal ceremonies. Father Bill works with you to write or select the best vows for your special day, and conducts ceremony rehearsals and pre-marital counseling as needed.
7 Reviews for Rev. Father William A. Mentz
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Anna A. · Married on 12/28/2020
The Most Memorable Ceremony
Father Bill is such an amazing person to work. He is so sweet and was really helpful during our wedding rehearsal. When we first booked him, he gave us so many options for a custom wedding ceremony. We chose to do a combination of handfasting and traditional wedding vows. He helped make the ceremony feel very special and we absolutely recommend him.Sent on 12/31/2020
Rev. Father William A. Mentz's reply:Anna and David- thank you so much for the opportunity to bless your marriage. Many blessings upon you both as you begin this new chapter of your life together!
Genevieve O. · Married on 12/28/2019
Truly Blessed ❤️
It’s hard to describe such an important moment in my life...to describe such a feeling of happiness, gratefulness and being blessed for our wedding. All thanks to Father Mentz. Father Bill as you will soon learn! Cool dude. Yep, cool. Super kind, and super nice. And you can see and feel how devoted and loving he is with his devotion to God. I’m not sure if I am doing a good job in writing this review because I still find it hard to put in words what I felt while sitting in our ceremony and having Father Bill marry us. He speaks beautifully. He makes people feel comfortable and not “dread” being in mass (as so many people unfortunately do feel that way sadly). He has a way of speaking that you want to listen to every word he says...and you feel touched by God. Please contact him. You will be happy to do so. Whether he is for your wedding ceremony, like we had, or if you just want an ear or to speak to someone about your religious or spiritual journey. Father Bill is amazing. Simply put. Truly a wonderful priest ❤️Sent on 01/14/2020
Ronald P. · Married on 11/30/2019
From the first time we spoke with Father Bill we knew he was perfect for our wedding. I come from an Italian Roman Catholic up bringing and my mother still goes to mass almost every day.
While I loved my upbringing Melanie and I both agree some of the views are out dated. After speaking to Father Bill his views and thoughts were so much in line with ours – all while keeping with traditional Catholic mass and overarching values.
Every person I spoke to raved about how much they enjoyed his service and just speaking to him at the cocktail hour. Our friends who live in the Scranton area were very much interested in the joining the church. He blended the perfect amount of tradition and humor into his mass. Take this for what it’s worth, but my mother was even comfortable skipping mass the Sunday after the wedding. She loved him and so did we. It was very refreshing and Father Bill is just the best person.
Sent on 12/09/2019
Rev. Father William A. Mentz's reply:God bless you both! What a great witness to the strength and power of God's love! It was my pleasure and priviledge to celebrate Mass with you and your families. Their great example of faith-in-action is their greatest testemony of the support that they will be able to give to you in your married life together.