Funeral Guidelines

Funeral Guidelines

On September 15, 2019 Bishop Caggiano issued “Norms for the Celebration of Funerals” in the Diocese. Our Bereavement Ministry will continue to provide:

1.When contacted by the Funeral Home, we will contact the family of the deceased person. Our Bereavement Team will meet with the family to plan the scriptural readings and the liturgical music for the Funeral Mass. We will always encourage the participation of the family in the Mass.

2.Our Lady of Grace Parish will allow, the family to share the “Words of Remembrance” according to Diocesan Guidelines. The Bereavement Team will work with each family to prepare their words to be shared after the Communion Prayer at Mass.

3.The requested donation for the parish will be $200.00, and at the present time the honorarium for the organist/cantor is $200.00.

4.We invite our families to make donations in the name of their loved one through our Parish Memorial Book.

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