Humanist Celebrant Ireland Joe Armstrong
Humanist Celebrant Joe Armstrong in Meath, Cavan, Louth, Monaghan, Westmeath, Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Offaly, Longford, Leitrim
Humanist Celebrant Ireland. Joe Armstrong Humanist Celebrant Meath, Cavan, Louth, Monaghan, Westmeath, Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Offaly, Longford, Leitrim. I create and conduct Humanist ceremonies that are personally meaningful to couples and their families and friends in those counties.
I spent nine years studying for the priesthood. Five years teaching in London. Twenty years working as a writer, author, editor, publisher and occasional broadcaster. But the job I most enjoy is being a Humanist Celebrant and legal solemniser of marriages in Ireland.
Being with You at your Key Moments
Being with people at key moments of their lives – birth, marriage and death – how privileged am I! I cannot imagine a more meaningful occupation for me.
Weddings & Namings
Yesterday I conducted a naming ceremony for a lovely family at Johnstown House Hotel near Enfield, County Meath. On Saturday I conducted a marriage ceremony for two wonderful men at Bellingham Castle, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth. And on Friday I married two beautiful brides at Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan.
Tears of Joy
What a lucky guy I am. Conducting personal ceremonies which are meaningful to the brides, the grooms, the parents, grandparents, relatives and friends. Watching tears of joy emerge during weddings and naming ceremonies. Seeing happiness on faces. Contentment. Helping people feel at ease. Using a bit of humour. Rejoicing. Being glad.
Be True to Yourself
The satisfaction of seeing people being true to themselves. Daring to be themselves. Choosing not to go the way of the crowd nor of convention. Creating, with me, a ceremony that fits them like a glove.
Make your own Meaning
We make our own meaning. We think for ourselves. We manifest ourselves. Become ourselves. And love is at the heart of it all. Love of a newborn babe. Love of your soulmate. Love which transforms our lives. Love which gives us hope and encouragement. Love to which we commit at marriage. And to which we recommit at a naming ceremony.
Gathering Family & Friends
And it’s not just about the couple getting married. Nor is it just about the parents naming a child. The loving event – the marriage, the naming – gathers people important to us. It imbues us with joy and even a stranger among the guests may be moved, was moved, on Friday as the ceremony does its work.
When life makes sense: ‘I do’
Evoking stuff in us. Knitting together strands of our lives. Singing some hidden silent symphony of music within. Where life can make sense. When discouragement can disperse. Hope rises anew. Human hope, tangibly felt, tingling in the air, in the voices, on the faces, in the moment and on the ‘I do’.
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