Fr John’s Story


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (480) 205-2999

I have been officiating at weddings since 1990. Although I have celebrated in the West Valley, I primarily like to cover the East Valley for our Comfortable Weddings team.

I believe in a married priesthood and even believe in having woman deacons and Priests in the Catholic Church. We haven’t achieved that goal yet, however our current Pope Francis has been floating around some ideas particularly for South America.

I feel your wedding is a sacrament. Whenever a couple love one another, that love is grounded in God’s love, no matter where a couple choose to marry. If you choose me to officiate your wedding, it will not be considered a “Sacrament” (with a big ‘S’), meaning it will not be blessed by the church proper, because it is not being held in the Catholic Church. And, I will be including my Catholic beliefs, background and experience to your ceremony! The ceremony will be legal and binding in the State of Arizona.

I have also married and am grateful to officiate non-Catholics, including Eastern traditions like Hindus, Buddhists and Jewish couples.