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Father Christopher Richard

Albany , NY
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 11525
Albany, NY 12211 US (map)

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518-859-5710

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ABOUT US

Father Christopher Richard

frcrichard@yahoo.com

518.859.5710 www.FrRichard.com
I am an Catholic Priest, of the Old Catholic Paulists, who is available to... Read more
Father Christopher Richard

frcrichard@yahoo.com

518.859.5710 www.FrRichard.com
I am an Catholic Priest, of the Old Catholic Paulists, who is available to Officiate at Catholic or Christian Wedding Ceremonies in Albany, Saratoga, Lake George, Upstate New York, Western Massachusetts, & Vermont.

The Wedding Ceremony can take place at your Reception venue, a banquet hall or restaurant, a garden or park setting, or other place of your choosing.
I accommodate those who do not belong to a specific church or denomination, but wish to have a Wedding Ceremony which is "Blessed in the Eyes of God". Those who have been previously married are welcome.

I offer Wedding Ceremonies that range from a Catholic Non-Mass, to a full Catholic Mass, to a Christian Non-Denominational Ceremony. All Ceremonies can either be indoors or outdoors. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Catholic

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Krista
Wedding:
7/4/2015
5.0/5.0
He was helpful, understanding and supportive. Msr. Richard provided the exact solution we were looking for - a way to honor the bride's Catholic upbringing and faith in an outdoor ceremony with her husband of another faith. Msr. Richard was understanding of our lifestyle and appreciated us an upstanding couple living a life of integrity, compassion, and generosity. On the wedding day, he was prompt, responsive, friendly and most of all, flexible when God "blessed" us with a thunderstorm as soon as the ceremony began! His friendly attitude made it enjoyable and memorable!
He was helpful, understanding and supportive. Msr. Richard provided the exact solution we were looking for - a way to Read more...
He was helpful, understanding and supportive. Msr. Richard provided the exact solution we were looking for - a way to honor the bride's Catholic upbringing and faith in an outdoor ceremony with her husband of another faith. Msr. Richard was understanding of our lifestyle and appreciated us an upstanding couple living a life of integrity, compassion, and generosity. On the wedding day, he was prompt, responsive, friendly and most of all, flexible when God "blessed" us with a thunderstorm as soon as the ceremony began! His friendly attitude made it enjoyable and memorable! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Father Richard helped us with many aspects of our wedding planning. He provided his advice, but ultimately was supportive of whatever decisions we made. He was very professional, but also easygoing and put us at ease. He was knowledgeable of positioning for photo opportunities during the ceremony to make sure our pictures turned out amazing! Father Richard allowed us to have the catholic wedding ceremony of our dreams outside or a church and it was simply perfect! He was recommended to us by a friend and we would certainly recommend him to ours!
Father Richard helped us with many aspects of our wedding planning. He provided his advice, but ultimately was supportive Read more...
Father Richard helped us with many aspects of our wedding planning. He provided his advice, but ultimately was supportive of whatever decisions we made. He was very professional, but also easygoing and put us at ease. He was knowledgeable of positioning for photo opportunities during the ceremony to make sure our pictures turned out amazing! Father Richard allowed us to have the catholic wedding ceremony of our dreams outside or a church and it was simply perfect! He was recommended to us by a friend and we would certainly recommend him to ours! Read less
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JP
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Father Richard was tremendous in providing a Catholic wedding ceremony. He made the extra effort of accommodating us for our wedding being out of the Capital District area.
Father Richard was tremendous in providing a Catholic wedding ceremony. He made the extra effort of accommodating us for Read more...
Father Richard was tremendous in providing a Catholic wedding ceremony. He made the extra effort of accommodating us for our wedding being out of the Capital District area. Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Father Richard was wonderful. It was such a pleasure working with him. We met with him a few times before our wedding to go over details, and each time, he went out of his way to offer suggestions we hadn't even considered, or even ask if there was anything he can do to make things easier for us. He made us feel very comfortable with our choice to have him officiate our marriage. I also loved that my venue and DJ had all worked with him before. Everything fell together nicely. I had multiple family and friends come up to us and ask about Father Richard after the ceremony. They all said how beautiful it was. I agree, it was perfect. He truly cares and it shows. You will not regret choosing him for your special day.
Father Richard was wonderful. It was such a pleasure working with him. We met with him a few times before our wedding to Read more...
Father Richard was wonderful. It was such a pleasure working with him. We met with him a few times before our wedding to go over details, and each time, he went out of his way to offer suggestions we hadn't even considered, or even ask if there was anything he can do to make things easier for us. He made us feel very comfortable with our choice to have him officiate our marriage. I also loved that my venue and DJ had all worked with him before. Everything fell together nicely. I had multiple family and friends come up to us and ask about Father Richard after the ceremony. They all said how beautiful it was. I agree, it was perfect. He truly cares and it shows. You will not regret choosing him for your special day. Read less
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Karry
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Father Richard. He made our ceremony so special. It was a second marriage for both of us and we both wanted that special touch that said "at last" and that included our children by uniting us as one. Father Richard's ceremony was heart felt, moving and appreciated by everyone. Guests came up to us and told us what a beautiful ceremony we had and they were absolutely right! It wouldn't have been this way with Father Richard.
I can't say enough about Father Richard. He made our ceremony so special. It was a second marriage for both of us and we Read more...
I can't say enough about Father Richard. He made our ceremony so special. It was a second marriage for both of us and we both wanted that special touch that said "at last" and that included our children by uniting us as one. Father Richard's ceremony was heart felt, moving and appreciated by everyone. Guests came up to us and told us what a beautiful ceremony we had and they were absolutely right! It wouldn't have been this way with Father Richard. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Msgr. Richard recently attended our wedding weekend in Cooperstown, NY. From the beginning stages of planning, we were so glad to be working with him. His help and guidance throughout the planning process was wonderful, answering our questions thoroughly and giving advice and suggestion when needed, and making us feel comfortable from day 1. We won't ever forget Msgr. Richard's sense of humor, either, which was extremely comforting and made our bridal party feel relaxed and confident for the big day. The ceremony itself was just lovely, and guests are still remarking about Msgr. Richard and what a wonderful presence he was during the wedding.
Msgr. Richard recently attended our wedding weekend in Cooperstown, NY. From the beginning stages of planning, we were so Read more...
Msgr. Richard recently attended our wedding weekend in Cooperstown, NY. From the beginning stages of planning, we were so glad to be working with him. His help and guidance throughout the planning process was wonderful, answering our questions thoroughly and giving advice and suggestion when needed, and making us feel comfortable from day 1. We won't ever forget Msgr. Richard's sense of humor, either, which was extremely comforting and made our bridal party feel relaxed and confident for the big day. The ceremony itself was just lovely, and guests are still remarking about Msgr. Richard and what a wonderful presence he was during the wedding. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Monsignor Richard is such a wonderful officiant. During our first meeting, he went over many wedding details and it's clear that he really knows what he is talking about!

We didn't want to have a church ceremony, but still wanted to have a religious aspect to the ceremony, and Monsignor Richard was absolutely perfect. He provides both a Catholic and Non-Catholic ceremony. We opted for the Non-Catholic, but still had some readings and prayers. He performed the ceremony on-site at the venue, which was perfect. He did a quick walk-through with the bridal party right before the ceremony while we were taking pictures and had everyone so organized. He is very responsive via both email and phone, and quickly answers any questions you may have.

He gives you several documents, which makes the planning process very easy. There are also questions that he suggests you ask each other, but doesn't press you for the answers which I thought was nice.

A few months before the wedding, we had a personal family tragedy that we called Monsignor Richard to assist with. He was able to come in the very early hours of the morning and put everyone at ease. I thought that was amazing as he did not really know us that well, and he was on his way out of town. We are forever grateful to him, and are so happy that he was able to officiate our ceremony.
Monsignor Richard is such a wonderful officiant. During our first meeting, he went over many wedding details and it's Read more...
Monsignor Richard is such a wonderful officiant. During our first meeting, he went over many wedding details and it's clear that he really knows what he is talking about!

We didn't want to have a church ceremony, but still wanted to have a religious aspect to the ceremony, and Monsignor Richard was absolutely perfect. He provides both a Catholic and Non-Catholic ceremony. We opted for the Non-Catholic, but still had some readings and prayers. He performed the ceremony on-site at the venue, which was perfect. He did a quick walk-through with the bridal party right before the ceremony while we were taking pictures and had everyone so organized. He is very responsive via both email and phone, and quickly answers any questions you may have.

He gives you several documents, which makes the planning process very easy. There are also questions that he suggests you ask each other, but doesn't press you for the answers which I thought was nice.

A few months before the wedding, we had a personal family tragedy that we called Monsignor Richard to assist with. He was able to come in the very early hours of the morning and put everyone at ease. I thought that was amazing as he did not really know us that well, and he was on his way out of town. We are forever grateful to him, and are so happy that he was able to officiate our ceremony. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Monsignor Christopher was so much more than an officiant who just came, married us and left. He was part wedding planner, part friend. I was so thrilled that both myself and my husband could have the wedding that we each wanted. I wanted a garden wedding, he a Catholic ceremony. Those two are usually not combined, but Father Chris made it happen. As a Protestant, I really appreciated that there were no prejudices and no hesitations as we both had been previously married. His only requirement was that we were happy and sure, open and willing. He advised us on the ceremony selections, and it flowed. We have had so many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was, how much feeling and meaning it had. I was also honored that he stayed for some of the reception, and see the look of joy he had on his face.
Monsignor Christopher was so much more than an officiant who just came, married us and left. He was part wedding planner, Read more...
Monsignor Christopher was so much more than an officiant who just came, married us and left. He was part wedding planner, part friend. I was so thrilled that both myself and my husband could have the wedding that we each wanted. I wanted a garden wedding, he a Catholic ceremony. Those two are usually not combined, but Father Chris made it happen. As a Protestant, I really appreciated that there were no prejudices and no hesitations as we both had been previously married. His only requirement was that we were happy and sure, open and willing. He advised us on the ceremony selections, and it flowed. We have had so many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was, how much feeling and meaning it had. I was also honored that he stayed for some of the reception, and see the look of joy he had on his face. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Msgr. Christopher Richard was great. He was so helpful and organized. He helped us find the perfect way to celebrate our union. We were having the wedding ceremony outside but also wanted to have Mass. He was up for the challenge and it ended up being exactly what we wanted. He was great to work with and I'm so thankful we were able to have him conduct our ceremony.
Msgr. Christopher Richard was great. He was so helpful and organized. He helped us find the perfect way to celebrate our Read more...
Msgr. Christopher Richard was great. He was so helpful and organized. He helped us find the perfect way to celebrate our union. We were having the wedding ceremony outside but also wanted to have Mass. He was up for the challenge and it ended up being exactly what we wanted. He was great to work with and I'm so thankful we were able to have him conduct our ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Renee
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Msgr. Richard was great to work with. He was very supportive during the planning and helped us keep calm during the ceremony. Planning the ceremony and choosing readings was made simple due to his help. He offers great advice and a good sense of humor. My bridal party enjoyed working with him as well! If you are looking to have a religious ceremony outside the church you will not be disappointed!
Msgr. Richard was great to work with. He was very supportive during the planning and helped us keep calm during the Read more...
Msgr. Richard was great to work with. He was very supportive during the planning and helped us keep calm during the ceremony. Planning the ceremony and choosing readings was made simple due to his help. He offers great advice and a good sense of humor. My bridal party enjoyed working with him as well! If you are looking to have a religious ceremony outside the church you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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