The funeral directors with whom you are working will help you to make many of the arrangements for the funeral of your loved one. The pastor will attend the wake unless it is impossible to do so, and when he is there, he will help you to make choices among the liturgical options (for example, with the readings). If you plan to have music at the service, as is traditional, the pastor will either put you in contact with the organist or singer or will note your choices himself. All special musical arrangements should be discussed directly with the Director of Music/organist.
Should you wish to have a eulogy, it should be limited to one person and be no longer than five minutes. Eulogies, which should respect the sacredness of the moment and of the place, are customarily given after Communion.
Funeral Masses may be celebrated with the cremated remains of your loved one. Memorial Masses are treated in the same way as funerals, except that the body of the deceased (whether cremated or not) is not present, which means that some ceremonies are omitted.
Church $325 for both parishioners and non-parishioners
Two Altar Servers (optional, and depending on availability) $20