As a verb, the word “minister” means “to attend to the needs of”. This is exactly the mission of Hope and Help Today Ministries. We give you hope in the important life events you are marking with ceremony and we help to create the perfect, most memorable ceremony for that life event.
As legally ordained non-denominational ministers (recognized in all 50 States) we will tailor your ceremony to respect and reflect your beliefs, traditions, spiritual needs, etc.; or we can create a ceremony that is spiritual but not religious at all.
We have backgrounds in creating and conducting ceremonies in numerous traditions such as Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Wiccan, Interfaith, and Non-Denominational.
We perform ceremonies in English, Français, Deutsch and Español.
About Bishop Peter:
The Most Rev. Dr. Peter O’Hara-Diaz is a legally ordained minister and Bishop. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Divinity (D.D.) and was first ordained as a priest in the Society of St. Pius X. Although His Excellency left the Catholic Church over its deplorable views on homosexuality and the role of women in the church he is still recognized as a Bishop ex opere operato by His Holiness Pope Francis I according to the Union of Utrecht.
The Bishop is a member in good standing of the American Marriage Ministries Institute and is a pastoral pre-marital counselor. He is legally recognized to perform weddings in all 50 States and in Puerto Rico.
Bishop Peter has a background in creating and conducting ceremonies in various traditions such as Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Wiccan, Interfaith, and Non-Denominational. He performs ceremonies in English, Spanish, French and German.
About Pastor Levi:
Pastor Levi is a legally Ordained Minister and Pastor. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity, Master’s Degree in Divinity and a Doctorate in Divinity (D.D).
He has officially been named a Pastor is legally recognized to perform ceremonies in all 50 States and in Puerto Rico. Pastor Levi champions religious freedom, social justice and freedom of spiritual expression. As a non-denominational minister he can tailor your ceremony to meet your spiritual needs and respect any religious traditions that you may have.
He has a background in conducting Christian services, Wiccan services, Interfaith and Non-Denominational services and can also conduct services that are spiritual but not religious at all. He offers services in both English and Spanish.
Some of the Services we Provide:
We perform memorable, personalized, and romantic wedding ceremonies for all couples, regardless of race, gender, orientation, religious belief or lack thereof. Our goal is to provide you a memorable and romantic ceremony that you and your guests will cherish forever.
- We are legally ordained non-denominational wedding ministers licensed to perform legal marriages in all 50 states
- Traditional, creative, and interfaith wedding ceremonies
- Money Back Guarantee – If you are not completely satisfied with the content and performance of your wedding ceremony, we will refund 100% of our fees. This is YOUR big day and it should be what YOU want it to be!
Contact us today and find out how we can make your wedding ceremony a true masterpiece. It is our personal goal to always exceed your expectations. We look forward to hearing from you!
COST: For Wedding Ceremony pricing please see our Wedding Packages page.
Funerals & Memorials
When a loved-one dies we want to create something beautiful for them, but are often at a loss as to how to plan their memorial, funeral, or celebration-of-life. We begin by listening to you and others, learning about what you feel is important to say and to remember. We then work in a timely manner to create a ceremony for your loved-one that is unique and meaningful and true to his or her spirit and memory. We would be honored to talk to you and to assist you and your family.
- We are legally ordained non-denominational funeral ministers
- Traditional, creative, and interfaith funeral ceremonies
Please note: Funeral or memorial services for anyone under the age of 18 are always performed at ABSOLUTELY NO COST.
Pet Euthanasia Ceremony
A Threshold Ceremony that we custom-create to reflect your loving bond with your animal. Your needs, beliefs and values might include these elements:
- Short ritual to invite loving and positive energy into the space
- Blessing your pet before their journey
- Words of love and parting
- Closing words, poem or prayer after the procedure
- Private time for you and your family with your pet after their transformation
Please note: If you have not already made arrangements with a licensed veterinarian to perform the actual act of euthanasia please contact us. We can assist you in making arrangements with a licensed veterinarian who will travel to your home to euthanize your pet during the ceremony. The cost of euthanasia is NOT included in the cost for the ceremony – this will be negotiated between you and the veterinarian. The typical cost for euthanasia is around $250 for the licensed veterinarian with additional fees for cremation (if you are not burying your pet) ranging from $100 to $275 depending on various factors.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible
When Harry Met Sally
Bishop Peter is the best there is! He is so amazing and really made sure we had everything we needed for our marriage and went above and beyond with everything. He defiantly has a special place in our hearts!
June 13, 2023
Simply amazing. I happened to find Hope and help today ministries after the wedding officiant for my daughter's wedding unexpectedly and abruptly canceled 5 days before the ceremony. Peter and Levi were wonderful and the ceremony was even more amazing than anyone expected. Thank you for saving my daughter's wedding and my behind.
June 27, 2023
Truly amazing. Bishop Peter was awesome! I needed an officiant quick! He was available, detail oriented, knowledgeable, helpful, and always pleasant to speak with. I couldn’t have asked for a better officiant for a wedding! I was so lost on what I needed, and what I should consider. Peter guided my husband and I through the whole process. Even if you’re eloping, ask Bishop Peter to be your officiant. He takes pride and joy into his work, and will make even the simplest and hastiest of ceremonies—like mine!—so special.
November 21, 2023