Funerals and Memorial Masses
When a loved one has died, we offer consolation and guidance to the family members in planning a funeral or memorial liturgy. This is best done in person, and appointments are made by contacting Lee. Funerals are most often held Mondays through Wednesdays, schedule permitting. We can coordinate the time of funeral with some flexibility, especially if advance arrangements have been made. Please contact us anytime, especially if a death is imminent, to begin the liturgy planning process.
COVID-19 Modifications ~ rev. August 6, 2020
As of July 15, the church has been mandated to discontinue any indoor celebrations of Mass and other sacraments. We have now moved to offering private family funerals outside, in the enclosed space of our Ministry Center courtyard. These liturgies are limited to 20 people or less, and social distancing is required, including the wearing of masks at all times, for those aged 2 years and up. Other funeral rite options are available, such as a simple graveside committal, for those desiring to proceed with the burial or interment of their loved one, and delaying a memorial Mass for when it is safer to do so within the church when possible. Please email [email protected] to discuss your family's needs further.
|“‘If one member suffers in the body of Christ which is the Church, all the members suffer with that member” (1 Cor 12:26). For this reason, those who are baptized into Christ and nourished at the same table of the Lord are responsible for one another…So too when a member of Christ’s Body dies, the faithful are called to a ministry of consolation to those who have suffered the loss of one whom they love.” - Order of Christian Funerals, no. 8|