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REV. JOHN MICHAEL

Manalapan , NJ
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Manalapan, NJ 07726 US (map)

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732-786-1906
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ABOUT US

Father John Michael is a Catholic priest serving all faiths and also those who do not have a parish affiliation. The wedding services he officiates at the location of your choice are... Read more
Father John Michael is a Catholic priest serving all faiths and also those who do not have a parish affiliation. The wedding services he officiates at the location of your choice are personal, traditional, or contemporary, and they preserve your spirituality, wedding themes, and dreams. He believes that the power of love transcends all and has celebrated first and second marriages and those without annulment. He also officiates interfaith ceremonies with rabbis and non-denominational weddings as well as cultural ceremonies: Mantilla, Filipino weddings; spiritual ceremonies, anniversary vow renewals, baptisms, funerals, and memorial services. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Religious and Non Religious
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
How long are your ceremonies?
20-40 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Aileen
Wedding:
8/22/2014
4.4/5.0
Rev. John Michael was great the day of the wedding. The packet he gave us helped us put together our ceremony and he even helped me put together an outline for the rehearsal. He also provides very clear instructions on how to obtain a marriage license in New Jersey.

My family is Roman Catholic and my husband was raised Lutheran, however we are both non-practicing. Our mothers are pretty religious and it was important to them we have that tied into our ceremony. I refused to go through the trouble of joining a local Parish and donating every month, as well as going through all the paperwork associated with getting married to a non-catholic. Rev. John was perfect--he provided the spiritual aspect of our wedding and knew the ins and outs of a Filipino Catholic Mantilla ceremony. Knowing that an entire half the congregation would not know what any of the significance was for the different rituals in the Mantilla ceremony, his homily was tailored to explain it. And it took a punctual 30 minutes.

The one big drawback is its VERY hard to get into contact with him prior the wedding. He is very busy and doesn't usually respond to emails. His assistants sometimes pick up the slack, but I found myself having to make phone calls to him most of the time. Calling between 7-9 at night is the best time, but that can be frustrating when all you need is a yes or no to a simple question.
Rev. John Michael was great the day of the wedding. The packet he gave us helped us put together our ceremony and he even Read more...
Rev. John Michael was great the day of the wedding. The packet he gave us helped us put together our ceremony and he even helped me put together an outline for the rehearsal. He also provides very clear instructions on how to obtain a marriage license in New Jersey.

My family is Roman Catholic and my husband was raised Lutheran, however we are both non-practicing. Our mothers are pretty religious and it was important to them we have that tied into our ceremony. I refused to go through the trouble of joining a local Parish and donating every month, as well as going through all the paperwork associated with getting married to a non-catholic. Rev. John was perfect--he provided the spiritual aspect of our wedding and knew the ins and outs of a Filipino Catholic Mantilla ceremony. Knowing that an entire half the congregation would not know what any of the significance was for the different rituals in the Mantilla ceremony, his homily was tailored to explain it. And it took a punctual 30 minutes.

The one big drawback is its VERY hard to get into contact with him prior the wedding. He is very busy and doesn't usually respond to emails. His assistants sometimes pick up the slack, but I found myself having to make phone calls to him most of the time. Calling between 7-9 at night is the best time, but that can be frustrating when all you need is a yes or no to a simple question. Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the honor of having Fr. John preside over the Catholic portion of my inter-faith wedding. He stayed true to his (and his trusty assistant, Joan) word and worked with us to keep the wedding on schedule.

His sermon could not be more on-point than it already was and I received great feedback from many members in the congregation (Both Catholics and non-Catholics) on his sermon, as he was able to connect with the audience through his sense of humor and anecdotes.

In short, I'd highly recommend using his services.
I had the honor of having Fr. John preside over the Catholic portion of my inter-faith wedding. He stayed true to his (and Read more...
I had the honor of having Fr. John preside over the Catholic portion of my inter-faith wedding. He stayed true to his (and his trusty assistant, Joan) word and worked with us to keep the wedding on schedule.

His sermon could not be more on-point than it already was and I received great feedback from many members in the congregation (Both Catholics and non-Catholics) on his sermon, as he was able to connect with the audience through his sense of humor and anecdotes.

In short, I'd highly recommend using his services. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Father John was recommended to is by a couple who have used him, and we are so glad we went with him, he put our ceremony together exactly how we wanted it. And it was perfect! He cracked some jokes and had our guests laughing and he was warm and enthusiastic with our readings and prayers. And very well spoken for our vows and ring exchange! Overall wonderful officiant!
Father John was recommended to is by a couple who have used him, and we are so glad we went with him, he put our ceremony Read more...
Father John was recommended to is by a couple who have used him, and we are so glad we went with him, he put our ceremony together exactly how we wanted it. And it was perfect! He cracked some jokes and had our guests laughing and he was warm and enthusiastic with our readings and prayers. And very well spoken for our vows and ring exchange! Overall wonderful officiant! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so grateful we found Father John. My husband and I had our hearts set on a beach ceremony, although I was raised in a large Catholic family. Father John was a perfect find, as he is willing to do outdoor ceremonies and will only make them as religious as you want. He gave us a packet with different readings, vows, and unity ceremonies, and told us it was our wedding and we should do whatever we wanted, although he did make a few wise suggestions of some things that would/would not work well at a beach wedding. When I found a different reading I wanted to include, he very enthusiastically agreed. We were able to create a ceremony that had enough religious elements to make me and my family feel comfortable but without being too much for my husband. Afterward we had people of all different backgrounds tell us how beautiful the ceremony was and how much they loved it. None of that would have been possible without Father John's calm, good-natured, and respectful manner. He was absolutely perfect!
I am so grateful we found Father John. My husband and I had our hearts set on a beach ceremony, although I was raised in a Read more...
I am so grateful we found Father John. My husband and I had our hearts set on a beach ceremony, although I was raised in a large Catholic family. Father John was a perfect find, as he is willing to do outdoor ceremonies and will only make them as religious as you want. He gave us a packet with different readings, vows, and unity ceremonies, and told us it was our wedding and we should do whatever we wanted, although he did make a few wise suggestions of some things that would/would not work well at a beach wedding. When I found a different reading I wanted to include, he very enthusiastically agreed. We were able to create a ceremony that had enough religious elements to make me and my family feel comfortable but without being too much for my husband. Afterward we had people of all different backgrounds tell us how beautiful the ceremony was and how much they loved it. None of that would have been possible without Father John's calm, good-natured, and respectful manner. He was absolutely perfect! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Fr. John Michael O'Sullivan was such a professional throughout our experience with him. he conducted the perfect ceremony for our style and even described an Irish Hand Fasting unity that was a unique way to bring the two of us together. He was humorous, kind of heart and really made us feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire experience. My husband works in the industry and has seen literally hundreds of officiants. He suggested Fr. John Michael and I am so glad that he did. We couldn't be happier!
Fr. John Michael O'Sullivan was such a professional throughout our experience with him. he conducted the perfect ceremony Read more...
Fr. John Michael O'Sullivan was such a professional throughout our experience with him. he conducted the perfect ceremony for our style and even described an Irish Hand Fasting unity that was a unique way to bring the two of us together. He was humorous, kind of heart and really made us feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire experience. My husband works in the industry and has seen literally hundreds of officiants. He suggested Fr. John Michael and I am so glad that he did. We couldn't be happier! Read less
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Gidget7585
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Fr. John was fantastic! so easy to work with and very witty and charming during our ceremony. Despite all of the issues with SuperStorm Sandy, he kept in contact with us to be sure everything ran smoothly the day of.
Thank you for your help and support!
Danielle and Kevin
Fr. John was fantastic! so easy to work with and very witty and charming during our ceremony. Despite all of the issues Read more...
Fr. John was fantastic! so easy to work with and very witty and charming during our ceremony. Despite all of the issues with SuperStorm Sandy, he kept in contact with us to be sure everything ran smoothly the day of.
Thank you for your help and support!
Danielle and Kevin Read less
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Moira
Wedding:
8/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Fr. John was great. He is fun and friendly. He makes you feel very at ease on the day of your wedding. He is very easy to work with. His wedding packet that he gives you helps you personalize your wedding. He will be at your ceremony before you arrive and he will tell you all you need to know then. You can make your ceremony as religious as you want.
Fr. John was great. He is fun and friendly. He makes you feel very at ease on the day of your wedding. He is very easy to Read more...
Fr. John was great. He is fun and friendly. He makes you feel very at ease on the day of your wedding. He is very easy to work with. His wedding packet that he gives you helps you personalize your wedding. He will be at your ceremony before you arrive and he will tell you all you need to know then. You can make your ceremony as religious as you want. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Professional, clearly spoken, FUN, enthusiastic, spiritual and a happy guy! He's the best. His wedding packet was especially useful in designing your own beautiful personalized ceremony!
Professional, clearly spoken, FUN, enthusiastic, spiritual and a happy guy! He's the best. His wedding packet was Read more...
Professional, clearly spoken, FUN, enthusiastic, spiritual and a happy guy! He's the best. His wedding packet was especially useful in designing your own beautiful personalized ceremony! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
11/6/2011
4.8/5.0
Father John Michael O'Sullivan was fantastic! He was fun and very friendly right from the beginning. He didn't force any ideas on us, it was whatever we wanted to do. Very open minded and warm hearted. My ceremony was beautiful and many guests said how great and funny he was.
Father John Michael O'Sullivan was fantastic! He was fun and very friendly right from the beginning. He didn't force any Read more...
Father John Michael O'Sullivan was fantastic! He was fun and very friendly right from the beginning. He didn't force any ideas on us, it was whatever we wanted to do. Very open minded and warm hearted. My ceremony was beautiful and many guests said how great and funny he was. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Father John was wonderful! He performed our ceremony and did a fantastic job. He wasn't pushy and he was easy to work with. His office staff was easy to work with and was always there to take my calls.
Father John was wonderful! He performed our ceremony and did a fantastic job. He wasn't pushy and he was easy to work Read more...
Father John was wonderful! He performed our ceremony and did a fantastic job. He wasn't pushy and he was easy to work with. His office staff was easy to work with and was always there to take my calls. Read less
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