Funerals

Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them. May their soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Our prayers are with your family in your time of loss. It is the purpose of this page to assist you with the process of planning a Funeral Mass for your loved one.

Who should I call?

Please call the parish office when you are planning to have a Funeral Mass at our parish. From here you will be put into contact with one of our parish priests. In planning the funeral liturgy we will discuss the readings as well as music which will be used for the Funeral Mass.

Readings

The following link is a list of possible readings for the Funeral Mass. Please pick one reading from the Old Testament, Responsorial Psalm, New Testament, and Gospel. If during the season of Easter both readings must come from the New Testament as noted in this link.

Funeral Readings

Cremation

Your family may chose to have a loved one cremated, but please keep in mind that the Church has certain laws which govern this practice. Cremated remains of a body cannot be spread, mingled with other ashes, or kept at home. They should be buried in a proper place of rest such as a columbarium or cemetery. Ordinarily, the body should be present for the Funeral Mass and cremation take place following. For more information on cremation please see the following link from the USCCB.

Cremation