A Catholic funeral, like all funerals, is a time of sadness and mourning. However, in the Catholic faith there is joy in the belief that a funeral represents the passing of the beloved into eternal life. It is our goal at St. Angela Merici to make this process as easy as possible.
The process begins when a funeral home calls to inform us that a parishioner has died. The priest is contacted to set the time and day of the funeral. At St. Angela's, funerals are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday. The secretary will then schedule a time for the family to meet with a parish priest and plan the liturgy. At this time, the family is asked if they would like to have a luncheon after the funeral. Please note that the ability to have a luncheon is dependent on the availability of our Social Hall facility.
St. Angela's has prepared a Funeral Mass Planning booklet, which parishioners have found to be of great help during this time. Local funeral homes will provide you with this booklet, or they are available at the Parish Office. You may also view the booklet by clicking on the link below.
The Funeral Mass Planning Form, which is linked below, can be downloaded, completed electronically and then given to the priest when you meet with him.