Catholic Ceremonies

You can have a Catholic ceremony at the venue of your choice

You can have a Catholic wedding even if:

Your wedding is in a location other than a church
One of you is not a Catholic
One of you, or both, have a previous marriage
You would like the priest to co-officiate with a rabbi,
or another clergy person
You have other special circumstances.
Catholic but not Roman?
Most people view the Catholic Church as this great monolithic institution, and are completely unaware that different Rites exist within the Catholic Church. For instance, in the east, thereare Byzantine Rite Catholics. Members of the Byzantine Church have a different liturgy and different disciplinary rules than do Roman Catholics,but they are still very much Catholic.  One of the reasons we remain so ignorant of other Rites is that in the western part of the Church, the Latin Rite, also called the Roman Rite, long ago became dominant, to the point  of eliminating other Rites. Catholics in the West are all Roman Rite Catholics, and so people in the West tend to equate all Catholics with Roman Catholics. but this simply is not the case now, nor was it the case historically in the West.

Traditional Full Mass

Sunset Ceremony

  +Mike’s Apostolic Succession
Apostolic succession Is the unbroken line of  succession beginning with the apostles and  perpetuated through bishops, it is considered essential for orders and sacraments to be valid.

   +Mike was ordained to ministry in 1995 and consecrated as a Celtic Rite Catholic Bishop in 2010 and now serves as Bishop Abbot to the Benedictine Order of St Alcuin. His  Apostolic Succession runs through the Old Roman  Catholic, The Polish Catholic, Melkite Greek Orthodox and Celtic / Anglican lines. Your wedding will be valid in the eyes of the state and the church as well as a sacrament in the eyes of God. 

   

Catholic / Jewish

Contemporary Catholic

Catholic FAQ's

Does the Roman Catholic Church recognize the Sacraments of  Old  Catholics?
Yes.    + "Dominus Iesus" issued by the Roman Catholic Magisterium in 2000, signed by Pope John Paul II on June 16, and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on August 6, states: "The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the [Roman] Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular Churches".

and from Pope Francis..
"Therefore, these separated Churches and communities as such ... have by no means been deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation. For the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as means of salvation which derive their efficacy from the very fullness of grace and truth entrusted to the Catholic Church". IV. Unicity and Unity of the Church, 17

Is the Catholic wedding valid performed outside the Church?
Yes it can be. According to (Canon 1118,§ 2,3,) The Code of Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church: It is left at the discretion and decision of YOUR BISHOP to authorize a wedding outside the Church in any suitable place. In our tradition,  it is authorized.
Is a marriage between a baptized Catholic and a non-Catholic Christian legal and valid?
Yes, a marriage between a Catholic and non-Catholic couple is valid and legal, according to the Code of Canon Law 1118 §3, of the Vatican.


Pope Francis explained that since the Second Vatican Council,"It has been possible to build new bridges of a more profound mutual understanding and practical co-operation, between the Old Catholics and Roman Catholics". “There is a thirst for God”, the Pope stated. “There is a profound desire to recover a sense of purpose in life. There is an urgent need for a convincing witness to the truth and values of the Gospel”. He suggested that the two communions can “support and encourage one another, especially at the level of parishes and local communities”.

Our Apostolic Sucsession is through Old Catholic, Orthodox, Celtic and  Anglican lines. We can trace our apostolic lineage back to St. James the Bishop of Jerusalem & Brother of Jesus.