Welcome and congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Thank you for taking the time to consider me for your wedding Celebrant and Officiant. In Ireland we say, "Great choices and the stages of life require the shelter of blessings." Your steadfastness in making preparations for your wedding will assure you the loving consistency of finding home in one another.
My name is Fr. Sean Poland and I was ordained a priest in 1994 which gives me more than twenty years of experience of enabling couples to discern, prepare, and celebrate their wedding vows. Couples offer us blessed insights into the intense dynamics that make up the marrying process. Consequently, my Faith and Ministry have matured into an acceptance and welcoming of all Faiths and Belief systems. The bulk of my duties in weddings, baptisms, anniversaries, and other life stages including ministry with veterans, hospice, and funerals.
Progressive, open, inclusive, and receptive to those particulars that will make your wedding day a special day for you, your family, and friends, is my mission. You are most welcome to contact me at 843-505-5081 and firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also find me a www.icccusa.com .
Special Note to Catholic Couples: because of my history in the Catholic Church, I have a special understanding
of the needs of those who are unable to solemnize their vows formally in the Roman Catholic Church at this time. Whether it is because of a previous marriage and/or religious issues, be assured that you will be received with respect and understanding by me and every clergyman within CITI MINISTRIES. Whether it is because you wish to marry on the beach by the earth's baptismal waters or in the cathedrals of the the Rocky Mountains, you will find me receptive to how God is moving within your lives. Feel free to speak with me regarding these issues and be assured that your wish to celebrate will mirror the traditions, customs, and/or innovations of a modern marriage. Always remember: every Catholic has the right to marry and the right to the services of a priest. To those couples who may not have a religious tradition, I will never deny any couple the right to embrace marriage.
As an ordained Catholic Priest and member in good standing in the Society of Christ's Priesthood, a religious society, and the International Council of Community Churches. I have legal authority to perform national and international religious ministries including marriage ministry in accordance with the the purpose of CITI MINISTRIES, Inc., a 501.c3 nonprofit religious organization chartered in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA and the International Council of Community Churches, a member of the World Council of Churches.
United States Department of Defense recognizes us and International Council of Community Churches
as an official Ecclesiastical Endorsing Organization ( DD FORM 2731).