Riley Schweiger · Married on 07/10/2020
Father Steve was absolutely amazing! My wife and I were looking for a Catholic Priest for months prior to our wedding and when we found Father Steve on-line, we knew he was perfect. First off, Father Steve offers premarital counseling which I highly recommend. Unfortunately, my wife and I were extremely busy throughout the summer months but Father Steve made time for us several Sunday's to meet and discuss our current and future expectations for marriage. We both found it very helpful and if you do the classes, you'll get a discount on your marriage certificate which is worth it.Sent on 11/25/2019
Throughout our meetings together, Father Steve really got to know us which he was able to portray towards the wedding. We technically had a destination wedding (Duluth, MN), but Father Steve still made time out of his schedule to be there in a timely manner for our walk through the morning of our wedding. We didn't have a wedding planner (my wife was the wedding planner) but Father Steve took initiative right away and told us how we need to assemble, who walks out with who and when, and a brief summary of the ceremony and overall expectations (it's like he's done this before)! He helped out so much and he made the walk through, and more importantly, the wedding ceremony go as smoothly as possible.
During our wedding ceremony, he really calmed our nerves and made it so much fun. He was interacting with the crowd and making everyone laugh which was exactly what we had wished for. By the end of the night, everyone kept talking about Father Steve and how much fun he made our ceremony.. he truly made our special day even more special and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Luke Schwager · Married on 05/11/2019
Made it easy!
Fr Steve was flexible, timely, and professional in our requests and on our wedding day. He exceeded our expectations and made the day a joy.Sent on 10/24/2019
Jennfer · Married on 09/28/2018
Having Father Steve as our officiant was by far one of our favorite things about our wedding. His humor, compassion, and overall personality was a huge hit for all of our guests. I am usually a very anxious person and I never once felt uncomfortable during our ceremony. He uses the perfect mixture of humor and seriousness to make you feel at ease and to keep everyone entertained! We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Sidenotes: We did marriage classes through him and they were wonderful. He also does bookbinding and created our own personalized ceremony book which we will cherish forever! We got married on Friday the 28th and already received our marriage license back in the mail. His communication, organization skills, and attention to detail really helped our wedding run smoothly.Sent on 10/04/2018
Dave · Married on 10/22/2016
We found Fr Prokop by chance. Our issue was that we're a gay couple and one of us really wanted a Catholic wedding (the other is an atheist who was fine with a Catholic service). Enter Fr Prokop. We knew when we first met him that he was the perfect fit. Dave asked him if he had a problem marrying a gay couple and an atheist. He said "Dave, do you love Josh". Dave said "yes". "Josh, do you love Dave?" And Josh said "yes". He then said he had no problems at all with it. At one point he even moved us to tears. We made our deposit that afternoon and not only that but also did the pre-marital classes with him.Sent on 10/25/2016
We went through the planning and decided on doing a full Catholic mass with latin verses, a cantor, and communion. He was good with that. He also offered to make hardcover copies of our program for an additional charge as he also is a bookbinder (We took him up on that and they are gorgeous).
As for the rehearsal, he was on time, organized and ready to go. It went smoothly and we all knew what to do when.
The day of the wedding he went above and beyond the call of duty. While we were waiting outside of the church, he got the crowd not just pumped up for the wedding, but when we walked down the aisle, he started the service by asking if everyone was excited to see us get married today. The whole crowd erupted with applause. Our hearts soared. It was such a perfect touch.
Jason · Married on 06/26/2016
Father Steve was awesome. He officiated our wedding ceremony and we also attended his pre-marital counseling classes. The classes gave us a lot of useful stuff to talk about and tools to use once we tied the knot. There's also a discount on your marriage license if you do the classes - it's not enough to make the classes free, but it makes the classes a better deal.Sent on 11/13/2016
For the ceremony itself, Father Steve was very flexible and helpful and extremely organized. He told us exactly what we needed to get to him and when, so that the entire thing would go smoothly. He gently but firmly insists on a rehearsal so that everyone knows where to walk, where to stand, and what to do. The actual text of the ceremony was up to us - he lends out wedding books that you can use to pick the passages and wording you want. We opted to buy a ceremony book from him, which contained the text of our wedding ceremony and which we used on the day of the wedding. Father Steve handmakes the books and they are gorgeous.
The day of the ceremony went perfectly - Father Steve adapted to our logistical changes and kept the ceremony short but beautiful and touching and at times funny. We recommend him extremely highly.
MaryEllen + Ryan · Married on 04/09/2016
We hit the jackpot when we found Fr. Steve. We had him for both our marriage classes and as our wedding officiant and would highly recommend him to anyone. Out of all of the wedding vendors we had, he was the most prompt to respond, professional and always added in a bit of humor. You can tell he has great experience in what he does (he's performed more than 500 weddings!) and was able to ensure our rehearsal and ceremony went smooth.Sent on 04/30/2016
Having Fr. Steve there made the day so special and fun. He got there early and started interacting with guests to help engage them and warm up the guests to ensure the ceremony was fun and interactive. We can't tell you how many comments we got from our wedding party and guests about how great of job he did and how much they enjoyed having him as a part of the day.
Lastly, one of the best parts was we were able to work with Fr. Steve to make our ceremony scripting exactly what we wanted it to be and he was great at helping us add fun elements to it to help it stand out. We are so happy that we were able to receive a bound booklet of the ceremony scripting from Fr. Steve and we will treasure it for years to come.
We can't say enough good things about Fr. Steve and will be recommending him to all of our family and friends.
Jennina · Married on 07/19/2014
We loved Father Steve! He let us do everything how we wanted it, which was fabulous. We even did our couples counseling through him. When it came to the big day, he couldn't have done any better. He got all our guests laughing and enjoying themselves. We certainly didn't have a boring wedding! We've heard how much everyone enjoyed him. He was perfect for us and certainly helped make it a joyful celebration! Plus he does a book binding (for an extra fee) of your whole ceremony. It's so nice to have all our readings, vows and homily in one place to look over on our anniversary.Sent on 09/09/2014
Heather · Married on 07/03/2013
Father Steve made our wedding day so special. He makes planning vows so easy and fun with his guided online form and open-minded attitude. He greets guests before the ceremony and sets an atmosphere of joy and love. During the ceremony he captivated the crowd and used the perfect mix of seriousness and also interjected humor and happiness. We could feel his love and support and genuine joy for our family and we loved having him be such a special part of our day. I highly recommend Father Steve and we're so grateful to him.Sent on 07/08/2013
Laura · Married on 07/07/2007
Father Steve allowed my husband and I to write our own vows and be as flexable with our ceremony as we would like. He also is very modern, with a tool to create what you would like in your wedding ceremony online. He also offers a service where he can create a book of your ceremony for you, that he reads out of the day of the wedding, that you get to keep as a awesome memorabilia from the big day. He was very funny, and actually kept the crowd interested in the ceremony. I have never seen anything like it. It was so fun.Sent on 05/08/2008
Tyra Zinkel · Getting married on 03/10/2021
Poor attitude from someone who is a man of God
My fiancé and I sent Father an email inquiring about having him officiate our wedding ceremony. He offered to meet us on our school campus (CSP) since it was a short drive up Lexington for him. We asked him to meet us at the campus Chapel. We arrived at the chapel early and waited for him for over 30 minutes. We walked around the campus looking for him as well. We emailed him after about 15 minutes asking him if he was able to find the location alright or if we could assist him around our campus. After about 30 minutes we left him an email apologizing that we couldn't seem to find him on campus but would love to have the opportunity to reschedule or even come to him. He then emailed back saying parking at our campus is atrocious and that we stood him up and need to find someone else. While parking at CSP is not good by any means, he was the one that offered to meet us there and seemed as though he knew the area, which would lead me to assume he understood the campus parking situation. I was so alarmed to see how rude and unprofessional his email was to us. Assuming we stood him up while we did call him as well as email him stating we looked for him and waited for over 30 minutes. Since Father Steve is a priest one would assume he would know what a chapel looked like and since CSP is a small campus, one would have thought he would've been able to find the chapel that we asked him to meet us at. It was a miscommunication on both our ends, however I'm incredibly disappointed with the unprofessional attitude from a priest himself. The reaction from him is not what I expected from someone who is a man of God.Sent on 09/11/2020
Father Steve Prokop's reply:We agreed to meet at a picnic table outside at a grassy area. I don't even know where the chapel is, nor have they mentioned it to me in e-mails. I waited a half hour at our agreed to place outside at a picnic table. I described what I would be wearing to help identify me, since I haven't met them or have any idea what they would look like other than being college students. I don't have a smart phone or iPhone, just a computer at home so attempts (for which they would get a A+) to contact me were futile; a text or call to my phone number (which I provided to them) would have been helpful.