R. Joseph Owles
A Sheep Among Wolves
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What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Catholic

Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?


Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?

Yes. I Officiate your wedding "On-Site," such as Banquet Hall or Restaurants, Garden or Park settings, your home, or other place of your choice.
What is your attire for the ceremony?

I wear vestments--an alb, stole and a chasuble.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?

Very flexible, but as a Christian priest, it will have a modicum of Christian language.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?

Yes. It's your special day.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?

I have a choice of Bible passages to choose from.
How long are your ceremonies?

It depends on what the couple wants. A basic ceremony of liturgy and vows runs about twenty-five minutes. A full Catholic Mass runs around forty-five minutes to an hour depending on what the couple wants to add in terms of music and other elements.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?

No. I do like to talk with the couple before the wedding to find out exactly what they are looking for and to finalize details.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?

Do you supply a sound system?


What are the ceremony choices and fees?
My usual fee is $250 for a standard service. There will be an additional fee for the rehearsal. Traveling is also expensive these days, and I often travel great distances by car, so travel and other expenses such as tolls may be added.

As a Catholic Priest, will you marry someone who was previously married?
Yes. While we believe in the sanctity of marriage, we also understand that some marriages end in divorce. However, we also believe in the mercy of Christ. Therefore, we will gladly marry any who has been previously married, provided they are "Legally" divorced.

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