The Church teaches us that a funeral is a celebration of a loved one’s entrance into life in communion with the Lord. Thus the funeral mass is directed toward celebrating the life of the deceased and is an offering of consolation that through the Holy Spirit’s power and our hope in the risen Christ our loved ones are now away from the body and at home with the Lord.
The funeral, then, is our way of accompanying the believer at journey’s end in order to surrender him into the Father’s hands.
Arranging Funerals and Memorials at St. Patrick Parish is a streamlined process designed to allow family members to select appropriate readings and music and arrange all of the details that will take place in accordance with Christian burial or interment.
If you would like to arrange a funeral for your loved one, or prearrange a funeral for yourself, please contact Joe Reed at the church office (630-553-6671, or firstname.lastname@example.org.