Funerals

If, sadly a parishioner dies, a family member should contact the priest
as soon as possible. The priest will make arrangements to visit you as
soon as possible. It is appropriate, after contacting the priest, to
contact the funeral director of your choice to arrange other details.

The funeral director will always contact the presbytery to check on or
to arrange a time for the funeral Mass or for prayers. For a Catholic,
it is normal that the family and friends would celebrate a funeral Mass
and we would like to able to offer you the opportunity to take part
in preparing the Funeral Mass, including selecting the readings and
prehaps nominating someone to proclaim the Word of God at the Mass.

Although there is no fee for these things, it has become customary
for people to make an offering/donation on the occasion of a funeral.
The funeral directors may ask for a clergy fee. Please tell them that
you will make your own arrangements about this.