Planning a Funeral

In the face of death, our parish responds with a ministry of consolation extending prayerful compassion and service to those who have suffered the loss of one whom they love. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping you and your family during this most difficult time. The information below is to assist you in planning your loved one’s funeral.

Planning the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial

To assist families in planning the funeral Mass of a loved one, we provide a booklet with the readings and Mass planning sheet. It includes various options, hymn suggestions, and places where family members may choose to participate.  Please click here to download and view the booklet. 

Memorials for Your Loved One

Many families choose to make memorial donations to the parish in memory of their deceased loved one.  Here at Our Lady of Grace there are 4 specific ways to remember your loved one

1. Memorial Mass: one of the most common ways for Catholics to remember their loved ones is by having a Mass offered in memory of the loved one.  Mass Intentions can be sent to the Parish Office. 
    The suggested offering is $10. Please be sure to include the name of the person for whom the Mass is to be offered and your contact information. 

2. Hymnal: you can memorialize or honor family or friends by making a $20 donation to the parish. A memorial book plate will be placed in a new parish hymnal.  Contact Marisa Cazden with your request.

3. Liturgical and Parish Needs:  for larger donations, families and friends choose to honor a deceased loved one by purchasing vestments, altar cloths, and other needed items.  
    Contact Father Dan Blout, Pastor to inquire about the current parish needs.  

4.  Memorial Walk Brick or Border Plate: you can memorialize or honor family or friends by purchasing a Memorial Walk Brick or Border Plate.  Bricks and Plates are customized with your memorial. Click here for details and request form.