Rev. Jim Rooney

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About Rev. Jim Rooney

Your life together begins here…

"What you are is God's gift to you; What you make of it, it's your gift to God."

This is the reflection I have on my Ordination Card. It sums up my belief in life and relationship with God, family and friends.

We all need the time and space to hear that inner voice to allow us to be who we are called to be. I believe we can only experience this self-discovery by allowing ourselves to touch and be touched in all of life's experiences and then taking the time and space to hold on to them; to cherish and sometimes to let go.

To this end I've created Beacon Hermitage. The Hermitage is situated in the beautiful Hudson Valley at the base of Mount Beacon, the highest point in the Hudson Highlands.

In the quiet and calm of Beacon Hermitage you will find a place that affords you both an opportunity to focus on what really matters: your relationship and future happiness. It will help you deal with the most important aspects related to planning a wedding- you and your partner. Envision the loving moments you will experience here with your partner that will empower you both to remember why you are getting married. This marriage is a public declaration and commitment of your love for each other that has the power to inspire and enrich you for life.

Awaken into your creativity for inspiration and self-expression on your personal path to the altar of life. Seek each other's beauty of spirit. This is the soul who is entrusting their life to you. Find the reassurance from each other to step confidently into a journey that will require your love, strength, patience, wisdom, forgiveness, charity and joy.

I invite you to join me in allowing the Spirit of our Creator to touch your mind, body and spirit. I look forward to sharing with you in your journey as you seek renewal and recommitment to life and community.

I am an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Tradition and registered civil marriage celebrant based in Beacon, with a wide experience of performing various ceremonies including: weddings, same sex weddings,funerals, memorials, baby naming days, commitment ceremonies, anniversaries and special occasions.

My training and experience have given me a deep knowledge of the role of officiant and celebrant in the community and the important role of ritual and ceremony in our lives. Together we will create a beautiful Order of Service that expresses your deepest feelings and most powerful emotions - whether they be feelings of love, joy, optimism, grief or acceptance.

The first step may seem daunting but I will personalize a ceremony to your every need and I will share with you my broad collection of ideas, poetry, readings, music and rituals, if you don't know where to begin.

As a priest, officiant and chaplain I really love what I do, and you can be sure that I will always put your needs and wishes first and help you develop the ceremony you want.

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180 Reviews for Rev. Jim Rooney

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Sean O · Married on 10/12/2018

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    Charisma, care and connection. He's the best.

    Rev. Rooney officiated over the best wedding ceremony many of our guests said they had EVER attended. But what meant the most to my wife and I was his genuine interest in us, our lives, and our bond as a couple. Our video chats were as meaningful and heartfelt as they were productive. He's a fantastic person, a thoughtful spiritual adviser and a charismatic officiant. The best there is.

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    Lindsay · Married on 10/06/2018

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    The best officiant

    From the moment we met him, we knew Jim was the perfect officiant for our wedding. We talked for an hour over Skype, while Jim asked about us. What we loved about each other. What our first, second, third date was like. How we got engaged. Some of the things that get lost along the way while wedding planning but are the most important. He took these things into consideration and really got to know us. Not because he had to, because he wanted to. So little of our conversations were business related. We were just chatting like friends. It is obvious that Jim loves his work and puts his entire heart into what he does. Our actual wedding ceremony had our family and friends both laughing and in tears. The rest of the night, everyone couldn't stop talking about special it was and how great Jim was. Prior to this, we didn't know Jim. But you would never know. He personalized our ceremony and made it fit us. He listened to our wants and followed through. He gave us his opinions and told us ways he thought our ideas could be better. All of these things made our ceremony unfortgettable and better than we imagined. Thank you so much Jim for providing a beautiful ceremony that we and our family/friends will never forget. You truly captured our love.

    If you are considering Rev. Jim, don't look any further. It was one of the greatest wedding choices we made.

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Rev. Jim Rooney FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 800.00
  • 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, Single Religion
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • The Ramsdens
    The Ramsdens Wedding Photographers

    Work with Rev Jim Rooney is always such an honor. Witnessing and documenting his ceremonies are already a reminder of why we do what we do. He emphasizes the magnitude of what a wedding day means on the day and for the rest of their lives. We always learn about the couples he is marrying through his ceremony, and everyone feels the impact of the words and story.

  • Ceremonies by Fr. Noel Clarke
    Ceremonies by Fr. Noel Clarke Wedding Officiants

    I recommend Fr Jim as your officiant. Professional care at it's best!

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    917-746-0161 (Phone number)

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