The Catholic Church teaches that death is not an end of life but a change. In the burial of a Christian, family and friends celebrate the faith of a deceased person and Christ’s victory over death and suffering. Christian burial is a time for family and friends to console each other with the healing words of Christ and the liturgy of the Church.
If you have recently lost a loved one, please accept our deepest condolences on your loss.
When a loved one dies, we recommend that you first contact a funeral home. They will then be in touch with the parish to schedule the funeral services. It is then requested that you contact the parish office to set up a time to meet with Father so that he may offer personal condolences as well as go over a few details to properly celebrate the Wake Service, Mass of Christian Burial and Final Commendation at the cemetery for your loved one.
During the planning time, Father will offer a selection of Readings from Holy Scripture and musical selections that may be chosen by the family for the Funeral Mass, or the Liturgy and Music departments can choose them for you.
If you have questions regarding funeral planning in general or securing a grave site at the parish cemetery, please contact:
Donna Holdmeyer, Parish Administrative Assistant
636-239-6701, ext. 1510