Planning the Funeral Mass - Readings and Hymns

Funeral Mass Selection Sheet

Preparing Funerals with Cremated Remains

Eulogies are not permitted in church.  Family or friends may be invited to share such a testimony at the funeral home, at the cemetery, or at the memorial luncheon. 

Note on Cremated Remains:  The cremated remains must always be treated with respect, the same respect we attribute to the body.  After the funeral they are to be interred or entombed, preferably in a Catholic cemetery, mausoleum or columbarium.   The Rite of Committal should accompany this action.  They should never be separated or scattered or disposed in any way other than a dignified interment or entombment.