We offer condolences on the loss of your loved one. We realize that it is a difficult time, and we want to be a source of assistance and support.
The guidelines provided in these webpages are offered as a resource for planning the various stations, or parts, of the funeral for your loved one.
Please take note of the support programs that we offer as part of our Parish Ministry. They may be a source of comfort for you and your family.
Know that your loved one will be remembered in the prayers of our parishioners and at Masses during the week of your loved one's funeral. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you, not only during these days, but in the period of grief that follows.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Tom Phillips.
"In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, as broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity. Christ achieved his task of redeeming humanity and giving perfect glory to God, principally by the paschal mystery of his blessed passion, resurrection from the dead, and glorious ascension."
- The Order of Christian Funerals,
Overview of a Catholic Funeral
"At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist." (Order of Christian Funerals, #4)
The Catholic funeral rite is divided into several stations, or parts, each with its own purpose. For this reason we recommend following the complete structure and making use of each station.
Other considerations include flowers, visiting clergy, seating capacity to accommodate family and friends in faith filled environment, etc.
Use the links below to proceed.