Funeral Planning

Funeral Planning

The sadness of death should give way in our liturgy to the promise of resurrected life. As Catholics, our celebration of a person’s life reflects our conviction that in Jesus Christ we have eternal life beyond this world.

Mary Our Queen is pleased to offer its parishioners and friends the complete rites as a means of consolation for the living and grace-filled assistance for the deceased. These rites, which include a funeral Mass and the possibility of a vigil in the church or funeral home, are most properly celebrated in the parish church of the deceased, in the presence of their faith community.

Funerals are normally held Monday – Friday in the morning, at times depending on clergy and church availability. A vigil is normally held the evening before, at the church or at the funeral home.

The first step to take when planning a funeral liturgy is to consult one of our priests. This may be done by contacting the main office.

Important Documents

Listed below are documents that you can view to begin your planning process. Hard copies will be available to you at your initial meeting with the priest.

Pre-planning Your Funeral

As much as we don’t like to dwell on death, it is a real part of our lives here on earth. As Catholics, we have a right to a Catholic funeral through the Sacrament of Baptism.

By planning your funeral in advance, you can take an active role in the liturgy and provide your family with less difficult and complicated decisions to make during a very emotional time.

To begin planning your funeral, please fee free to use the resources below. These resources outline what we offer at Mary Our Queen and how you can make your wishes known. Please contact the Department of Music and Liturgy for a hard copy of the pre-planning folder.

Important Documents

Listed below are documents that you can view to begin your planning process. Hard copies will be available to you at your initial meeting with the priest.

Contact

Renee Spicka, Director of Music and Liturgy

402.333.8662 ext 1210

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