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Weddings in the Poconos 
~ Indoor or Outdoor Weddings ~ Celtic Christian Weddings
 
 In addition, I am Bishop Cait Finnegan of St. Ciaran's Jurisdiction in The Celtic Christian Church
The Celtic Christian Church is an Independent Old-Catholic Celtic Rite Church with communities in
Pennsylvania, and around the United States.  Some of our priests and deacons around the country
work as chaplains in hospitals and nursing homes, or university professors, or spiritual directors,
and are also pastors of small worshipping communities or cell groups.
We have priests here in the Poconos, in Eastern PA and you can find others
on our CLERGY PAGE for other areas of the country. 
We are available to assist you while you travel
 to the Poconos for your wedding. 
In addition, for couples planning to marry, priests and deacons of the Celtic Christian Church offer
wedding preparation, and wedding planning assistance.  We will sit with you to plan your ceremony so that it will reflect
YOUR love as you express it publicly within YOUR marriage vows. 
If you do not have a place chosen for your wedding, we can offer a few options for indoor or outdoor weddings in the Poconos. 
Additionally, we have a working relationship with several area photographers, bakers, DJs, and resorts in this area who can
assist you in planning those aspects of your wedding. You can contact us by e-mail at: CelticChristianChurch@gmail.com
or telephone to make an appointment to sit and plan your special day so that you will remember it.
Call to talk about your wedding plans.  Tel.  570-242-8756. 
Bishop Cait Finnegan, OMC
WEDDINGS IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY
CALIFORNIA
Rev. Margaret Chambers, OMC
 Sacramento, CA
 Rev. Ms Deborah Jones
Sacramento, CA
Sebastopol, CA
661-289-2494
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(414) 813-8732

FLORIDA

Rev. Maura Bernard, OSM
E-mail:  madre@princeofpeace-li.org

The Most Rev. Judy Kahler
Lake Wales, FL
(863) 221-8556

GEORGIA

Rev. Holly McClure, OSM

912-223-4487
hollymaxx1@gmail.com
KENTUCKY
Lexington, KY 
Tel: 859-293-5302 

E-mail: pbbaute@paschalbaute.com

PENNSYLVANIA

M. Rev. Cait Finnegan, OMC
E-mail: Cait@ptd.net
Telephone: 570-595-7950
wsearfoss@hotmail.com

NEW JERSEY

M. Rev. Cait Finnegan, OMC
E-mail: Cait@ptd.net
Telephone: 570-595-7950

VIRGINIA

  

Rev. Sharon Henderson, OSM, Vicar

Church of St. Brigid of the Gaels

6553 AmericaBealeton, VA 22712
Tel. 540-439-0666
2111 Owls Cove Lane
Reston VA 20191

WASHINGTON

Rev. Thomas Marble
E-mail: tjmarble@hotmail.com

 

"My Life Unto You"  c.2004 Cait Finnegancontact her directly for permission to use

 

Bishop Joe Grenier is happily married for 35 years and is delighted to participate in the ceremonies of couples planning their weddings and lives together.  He will sit with you and walk you through the entire ceremony, offering suggestions and listening to what you would like included to make it personal. 

You can contact him at 570-242-8756

 

Holding beautiful wedding services outdoors in God's cathedral is a joy for our priests, and in keeping with Celtic Christian  spirituality... Bishop Cait Finnegan would be happy to help you plan such a wedding. 

Call her at 570-242-8756.

 

Statement on Marriage

Deacons and priests of the Celtic Christian Church respect Marriage as the act and commitment of the couple involved, and, as such,

we act as an official Witness to the public exchange of vows (representing the Church and according to the laws of the State in question * ).  As such we declare a couple married before God.  Our Faith teaches that God is Love. Therefore, we believe that the very Love between the two people who are marrying is, in itself, the very holiness of Marriage, regardless of religious creeds or affiliations.

In addition to legal registration, all weddings witnessed by deacons and priests of the Celtic Christian Church are recorded in our records for future reference. We issue Marriage Certificates suitable for display, as requested by the couple.

Marriage is a serious and sacred relationship between two people. Yet a public marriage is also within a given society (secular &/or religious),

and because we are committed to the well-being of our society and all in it, we are committed to helping those marriages which we witness

to succeed. Therefore, if desired, we offer pre-marital preparation (including counseling). We also make a commitment to be available,

as far as possible, to the couple after the marriage, should they desire the service of a priest or marriage counselor.

If you think you are in love, here is a good article to read.  We think all couples can benefit from it!

 "I Didn't Love My Wife When We Got Married"

*Please be aware that Gay Marriage is not legal in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Given that limitation the gay marriages we witness

are religious in nature, and are NOT legal and civil records are not filed.
 

Vows

The traditional definition of a VOW is a promise made to God.  A Marriage VOW is a promise made to God to be

 faithful to one's spouse. An additional explanation of a VOW is a promise made to God to do something which is

 BETTER than its opposite.  In the case of marriage vows, this means that making the particular vows of marriage

is the better thing to do, for that particular couple, than NOT making them.

This becomes very personal when you think about it.  To make a vow to do something then, means it is better

to do that thing, than not to do it.  So, for couples marrying one another, it is the better thing for them

 to do before God, better for their souls, better for their personal growth, better in every way,

as God wants only the best for us.

This definition applies to any vows made.  Making the vow, within this definition is BETTER than living

the opposite of it, for the individual involved.  So, for one, a Marriage vow to God, of fidelity to another for life, is the better choice, while,

for another, perhaps a vow of celibacy, or a vow to one of the virtues.  What is of primary importance is that such a vow be taken because

the individual believes, without a doubt, that doing so is God's Will, and therefore the very best thing for that person.

This is how we approach Marriage vows, and it is our intention to help those who make such vows to understand the sanctity

of such a public proclamation.

Places

A location for your Pocono Mountain Wedding is a major decision when planning your wedding. 

Many Pocono locations are beautiful and welcoming to those doing wedding planning. 

It is important to leave yourself enough time to have the options you want. 

Plan your Pocono wedding carefully, and you will have a more stress-free and memory-filled day. 

You will be able to focus on the sanctity of the day, the better you plan. 

We have been in the Poconos for the past 30 years and have developed relationships with

several of the area's most beautiful resorts.  Weddings at these resorts can be held indoor or outdoor,

depending upon weather and a couple's preference.  The ceremony can include just the wedding itself,

or include the reception on location.  The choice of resort or other area depends again upon the

couple's preference, as well as schedule.  We will be happy to help you find the place best suited for your needs.

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You might like to check out the following place as you plan:

Brookview Manor  The folks at Brookview, Gaile and Marty Horowitz, are wonderful people.  If you'd like an intimate setting for your wedding this is a wonderful choice.  You will enjoy the greatest of food, and the hospitality of a country Bed an Breakfast for you and your guests.  Tell them Father Joe Grenier sent you!!

While you are here in the Poconos making your plans, visit where you can experience the service of the family from Brookview Manor. 

Please indicate your name and the date of your wedding so we can keep track of your donations!

The Celtic Christian Church is registered as a Church & is a 501 (c)3

Donations to the Celtic Christian Church are tax-deductible

 to the full extent permitted by law.

Return to St. Ciaran's Community in the Poconos Homepage

The following sites are NOT connected in anyway with the Celtic Christian Church. 

They are listed as a convenience for our site visitors!

 

Legacy Wedding Video for your special day preserved  on video!

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Diane O'Malley Harpist  &  other helpful wedding links for this area.

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OTHER WEDDING LINKS that might help you! 

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Telephone: 570-595-7950    
Postal address: 476 Birch Drive, Cresco, PA 18326'

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* The Celtic Christian Church is registered as a Church & is a 501 (c)3

All donations to the Celtic Christian Church are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.