Because of our belief not only in the immortality of the soul, but also in the resurrection of the body, the Church professes hope in the face of death, and acts with charity in the funeral rites. The Church provides a number of prayers for the faithful to offer both to accompany the dying of a loved one and to strengthen our faith upon their death. Through private prayer and public funeral rites, we strengthen our faith and hope, comfort those who mourn, and bury the bodily remains of the deceased with care befitting what was the Temple of the Holy Spirit. (usccb.org)
We work with the funeral director and funeral home to ensure your wishes for your loved one's funeral liturgy are prayerful and meaningful. We also have an annual Memorial Mass in November to which the families of the deceased parishioners are invited to join in the celebration of life.
We encourage your participation in the funeral planning. After you meet with the funeral director, someone from our funeral ministry will contact you to finalize the details of the Funeral Mass. Each family has the opportunity to select a reading for the funeral mass from either the Old Testament or the New Testament, which are found below:
The priest requests that you complete a short questionnaire to assist him in choosing the gospel reading as well as preparation for the homily.