Funerals

FUNERAL LITURGY PREPARATION BOOK

PROCEDURE FOR SETTING UP A FUNERAL MASS FOLLOWING DEATH

When a death in the family occurs, the procedure for setting up a funeral Mass begins with contacting the funeral home of your choice. The funeral home will then contact the parish to see what days are available. Funerals normally take place during the 11:00 am daily Mass. This ensures that a parish priest is available to celebrate the Mass and to allow the Christian community, specifically the parishioners of St. Jane's, to be present to pray for their deceased brother or sister in Christ and for the family. On rare occasions, a funeral Mass may be scheduled for another time, for example, if a priest outside of St. Jane de Chantal is requested or on a Saturday when there is no 11:00 am Mass. Once the funeral is scheduled, the family should then contact Russell Weismann, the parish Director of Liturgy and Music, to plan the details of the funeral Mass. He will guide the family through the selection of readings, music and other details. The parish also produces programs to assist the family and friends in the celebration of the funeral Mass. These services are provided by the parish on behalf of the family. The family is asked to make a donation to the church in whatever amount they feel comfortable.