A ritual takes what happened a long time ago and drags it into the present so you can expe­ri­ence it here and now. Rituals keep us from forget­ting what must not be forgotten and keep us rooted in a past from which we must not be disconnected.

Tony Campolo (1936– )


Ritual has power. It creates a space and a moment to focus on the mean­ingful events in our lives. It joins indi­vid­uals into a commu­nity that can acknowl­edge, honor, and strengthen our deepest sense of humanity. The need for ritual makes us long for familiar forms that link us to the past and for new words that reflect who we are today and what we hope to become.

My services and this site were designed to offer everyone the oppor­tu­nity to shape and share in cere­monies that nurture life and to make language that echoes in memory, brings light to the present and helps us to thrive through lean and plenty.

Together, through ritual, we define our lives and speak our hearts during time-​​honored events. Ritual allows us to express the deeper meaning in aspects of modern life that deserve commu­nity cele­bra­tion and support. Through my work here at A Rite to Remember, I seek to create appro­priate forms for all aspects of life that bond commu­ni­ties and fami­lies and to enhance our appre­ci­a­tion and patience for the splendid cycle of life and growth.

The Process:

How do you put sense and the sacred back into the passages of life? How do you create cere­monies, rituals or events to mark an impor­tant step in your life and genuinely reflect how you feel about it? How do you get the message across to those you care about and really involve them? Our goal is to help you choose the symbols and expres­sions of your own life and to make your occa­sion every­thing it deserves to be.

In creating A Rite To Remember, my approach is based on three essen­tial processes:

  • Trust: Together we build a working rela­tion­ship that can explore the meaning of a cere­mony, its purpose and its context.
  • Person­al­iza­tion: Together, we find the words and actions that capture the signif­i­cance of the moment and explain it in ways that are comfort­able and natural to you.
  • Connecting: Together we fashion a cele­bra­tion that speaks your thoughts and feel­ings to your family friends an dcom­mu­nity while inviting them to listen, join and share.

Dream your dreams…
Gather your commu­nity…
Make your Commit­ments…
Come, let us cele­brate together!

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