After your loved one passes, you may call the parish office to let us know and to give us an idea of what day you are wanting to schedule the funeral Mass. When you go to the funeral home, they will walk you through everything and call us while you are there to schedule the funeral Mass. If we know ahead of time, we can get hold of the priest so that we can have an answer for you at that time. We will also schedule a family meeting with you, the priest, and one of our funeral coordinators. At this meeting, you will plan the readings and music. The priest will also have an opportunity to get to know your family and stories of your loved one.
The Catholic Funeral Mass is one of the Church’s greatest gifts during the time of loss and grief. It celebrates our belief in the resurrection of the body and God’s forgiveness.
If you have any questions, Linda Waggoner, Ministry to the Ill and Bereaved, would be happy to talk with you. You may reach her at 810-694-4891, ext. 214.