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Contemporary Catholics

Fair Lawn , NJ
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LOCATION

5-25 3rd Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 US (map)

PHONE

708-710-3460

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ABOUT US

If you are seeking a non-judgmental Catholic experience we at Contemporary Catholics are here for you. Whether you want to marry outside, have a previous marriage or one of mixed... Read more
If you are seeking a non-judgmental Catholic experience we at Contemporary Catholics are here for you. Whether you want to marry outside, have a previous marriage or one of mixed religious traditions we are here for you. With over 30 years as a Catholic priest I have committed myself to making God's unconditional love present in the lives of everyone I meet. For more information and a link to wedding information and a free e-Newsletter visit my web site, ContemporaryCatholics.org. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Anglican, Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, No Denomination

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Jana
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have been more happy with Father Jim. When we first met him we instantly felt at ease and so comfortable with him. He was there during our planning to offer advice and suggestions and was always available to is. The ceremony was everything we wanted and we got so many compliments from our guests. Call Father Jim you will not be disappointed!
I couldn't have been more happy with Father Jim. When we first met him we instantly felt at ease and so comfortable with Read more...
I couldn't have been more happy with Father Jim. When we first met him we instantly felt at ease and so comfortable with him. He was there during our planning to offer advice and suggestions and was always available to is. The ceremony was everything we wanted and we got so many compliments from our guests. Call Father Jim you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Jeanine
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful words about Father Jim! My husband and I have different beliefs, so when it came time to plan our wedding it was tricky—I wanted a catholic service, but he didn't want to do a church wedding. After finding Father Jim's website, I felt like he might be just who we needed—and after we met with him, we knew right away he would deliver a ceremony meaningful for us both! His insights on marriage are so in line in what we feel in our hearts, and he has just the right touch of humor added into his delivery. Nearly every single guest—no matter what their background, asked me where I found him because they thought he was wonderful & his words hit home for many. And as a professional, Father Jim was one of the most reliable—and calming!—vendors that I dealt with every step of the way. We couldn't be happier we found him!
I can't say enough wonderful words about Father Jim! My husband and I have different beliefs, so when it came time to plan Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful words about Father Jim! My husband and I have different beliefs, so when it came time to plan our wedding it was tricky—I wanted a catholic service, but he didn't want to do a church wedding. After finding Father Jim's website, I felt like he might be just who we needed—and after we met with him, we knew right away he would deliver a ceremony meaningful for us both! His insights on marriage are so in line in what we feel in our hearts, and he has just the right touch of humor added into his delivery. Nearly every single guest—no matter what their background, asked me where I found him because they thought he was wonderful & his words hit home for many. And as a professional, Father Jim was one of the most reliable—and calming!—vendors that I dealt with every step of the way. We couldn't be happier we found him! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Contemporary Catholics responded with the following comments:

Peace! Thanks for your kind words, it was a pleasure celebrating your wedding with you. May you enjoy all God's blessings in abundance through your married life! Fr Jim
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Barbara
Wedding:
8/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Father Jim is such a wonderful man. Our ceremony would not have been the same without him. He brought the catholic faith and prayer to our ceremony. All our guest commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how perfect father Jim was. He made everyone smile and laugh especially my husband and I which helped calm our nerves. We already have people asking for his information for their wedding.
Father Jim is such a wonderful man. Our ceremony would not have been the same without him. He brought the catholic faith Read more...
Father Jim is such a wonderful man. Our ceremony would not have been the same without him. He brought the catholic faith and prayer to our ceremony. All our guest commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how perfect father Jim was. He made everyone smile and laugh especially my husband and I which helped calm our nerves. We already have people asking for his information for their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
All of our guests were raving about the ceremony and how funny and relatable the homily was. I highly recommend Father Jim, very professional and provided a great mix of sentiment and humor into the ceremony. He was the highlight of our ceremony.
All of our guests were raving about the ceremony and how funny and relatable the homily was. I highly recommend Father Read more...
All of our guests were raving about the ceremony and how funny and relatable the homily was. I highly recommend Father Jim, very professional and provided a great mix of sentiment and humor into the ceremony. He was the highlight of our ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Laura
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Once we met with Father Jim, my husband and I felt very comfortable knew that we made the right choice for our officiant. We both wanted a spiritual ceremony but non-traditional. Father Jim was so open and really wanted to get to know the both of us. We got to choose from many readings and did choose write our own vows. The ceremony was amazing and Father Jim was perfect – during the reception all of our guests were asking how we knew Father Jim, he was a perfect fit for the two of you and had such great words/thoughts on marriage and love. Thank you Father Jim for making our day so special, helping us relax and laugh.
Once we met with Father Jim, my husband and I felt very comfortable knew that we made the right choice for our officiant. Read more...
Once we met with Father Jim, my husband and I felt very comfortable knew that we made the right choice for our officiant. We both wanted a spiritual ceremony but non-traditional. Father Jim was so open and really wanted to get to know the both of us. We got to choose from many readings and did choose write our own vows. The ceremony was amazing and Father Jim was perfect – during the reception all of our guests were asking how we knew Father Jim, he was a perfect fit for the two of you and had such great words/thoughts on marriage and love. Thank you Father Jim for making our day so special, helping us relax and laugh. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Father Jim was everything we could have asked for and more! He took time to sit down and meet with us. He got to know us as a couple and gave us advice for our future together. We knew what to expect when it came time for the ceremony and nothing was a surprise. The day of the ceremony he was charming, humorous and honest. All of our guest absolutely loved Father Jim. We can't count on both hands how many of our guests came up to us afterwards asking for his name and telling us how funny and great he was. He was just the best and we are so grateful we went with Father Jim! Thank you!
Father Jim was everything we could have asked for and more! He took time to sit down and meet with us. He got to know us Read more...
Father Jim was everything we could have asked for and more! He took time to sit down and meet with us. He got to know us as a couple and gave us advice for our future together. We knew what to expect when it came time for the ceremony and nothing was a surprise. The day of the ceremony he was charming, humorous and honest. All of our guest absolutely loved Father Jim. We can't count on both hands how many of our guests came up to us afterwards asking for his name and telling us how funny and great he was. He was just the best and we are so grateful we went with Father Jim! Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
There are not enough positive words in the dictionary to describe Father Jim!!! We were married in June 2014 at the Molly Pitcher in Red Bank. We met with father Jim when we first contacted him in June 2013 and spent 4 hours chatting with him! He is so insightful, down to earth, and married us at our outdoor location. He was hysterical, witty and gave a FANTASTIC homily! We had wedding guests text messaging us to receive a copy of his speech! He lightened up the ceremony and made it fun for guests of mixed religions. He spoke about the truth on marriage, and the REALITY, and THIS is what individuals getting married need to hear! My guests loved him and he was so professional (emails you back immediately) and has everything under control! One less stress of the wedding TRUST ME! We loved him!!!!
There are not enough positive words in the dictionary to describe Father Jim!!! We were married in June 2014 at the Molly Read more...
There are not enough positive words in the dictionary to describe Father Jim!!! We were married in June 2014 at the Molly Pitcher in Red Bank. We met with father Jim when we first contacted him in June 2013 and spent 4 hours chatting with him! He is so insightful, down to earth, and married us at our outdoor location. He was hysterical, witty and gave a FANTASTIC homily! We had wedding guests text messaging us to receive a copy of his speech! He lightened up the ceremony and made it fun for guests of mixed religions. He spoke about the truth on marriage, and the REALITY, and THIS is what individuals getting married need to hear! My guests loved him and he was so professional (emails you back immediately) and has everything under control! One less stress of the wedding TRUST ME! We loved him!!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I can honestly say Father Jim made our wedding ceremony one to remember. He was funny, loving, and kept the ceremony very traditional while letting us be married outside of the church. My husband and I met with Father Jim a few months before the wedding and we knew he was going to do a lovely job and felt very confident in our choice. He was pleasant and very quick to answer all questions and concerns. I come from a traditional family who was very upset that I was getting married at an outdoor venue but after hearing Father Jim's ceremony, my very critical family was beyond pleased and everyone was raving! Father Jim made us feel special and very blessed. We are so grateful to have found him. I would recommend Father Jim and Contemporary Catholics one hundred times over!
I can honestly say Father Jim made our wedding ceremony one to remember. He was funny, loving, and kept the ceremony very Read more...
I can honestly say Father Jim made our wedding ceremony one to remember. He was funny, loving, and kept the ceremony very traditional while letting us be married outside of the church. My husband and I met with Father Jim a few months before the wedding and we knew he was going to do a lovely job and felt very confident in our choice. He was pleasant and very quick to answer all questions and concerns. I come from a traditional family who was very upset that I was getting married at an outdoor venue but after hearing Father Jim's ceremony, my very critical family was beyond pleased and everyone was raving! Father Jim made us feel special and very blessed. We are so grateful to have found him. I would recommend Father Jim and Contemporary Catholics one hundred times over! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jodie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
It's very uncommon for so many people to comment on how beautiful and wonderful the ceremony is. Father Jim's homily was one of a kind and kept the attention of all of our guests- even the non religious ones! He incorporated Catholic tradition for our outdoor ceremony and gave so many words of wisdom. His warm and friendly personality made him a perfect fit for our special day!
It's very uncommon for so many people to comment on how beautiful and wonderful the ceremony is. Father Jim's homily was Read more...
It's very uncommon for so many people to comment on how beautiful and wonderful the ceremony is. Father Jim's homily was one of a kind and kept the attention of all of our guests- even the non religious ones! He incorporated Catholic tradition for our outdoor ceremony and gave so many words of wisdom. His warm and friendly personality made him a perfect fit for our special day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Carol
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Father Jim gave us a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony that resonated deeply with us and many of our guests. We were told by several guests it was the best ceremony they had ever been to!
Father Jim gave us a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony that resonated deeply with us and many of our guests. We were told by Read more...
Father Jim gave us a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony that resonated deeply with us and many of our guests. We were told by several guests it was the best ceremony they had ever been to! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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