Time: Generally, funeral Masses in our parish our held on weekdays at 11:00 a.m. Exceptions can be made depending on circumstances.
Cost: For families of limited means there is no charge for a funeral liturgy. For others, Information on recommended donations is available at the parish office. Usually these donations are mediated through the chosen funeral home.
The Choice of Cremation: Burial or interment has been the constant practice of the Church, a sign of her reverence for the human body and belief in the Resurrection on the Last Day. As Christ's body was interred, so too does the Church bury/inter the deceased. The Church strongly encourages its members to continue this venerable practice and avoid cremation. When the choice has been made to cremate a body, it is recommended that the cremation take place after the Funeral Liturgy. Exceptions can be made in case of financial need. (See Pastoral Letter on Funerals for more information.)
Receptions: Can be held in any of our church halls. Costs vary according to circumstances.
Family Participation: Family members may read the Scriptures at Mass and also offer "Words of Remembrance" at the end of the Mass. Families are always asked to respect Church guidelines for the proper celebration of a Funeral Liturgy.
Music: Our Music Directors accept requests for specific songs and music for funeral Masses. There is a limit to the number of songs possible. We are bound by the guidelines for Sacred Music in the liturgy. That is, music must be sacred in nature and not from "secular" genre.