Catholic lives are sacraments because we have been brought together through the Eucharist, baptism and confirmation. These patterns from which we are formed are celebrated in a funeral liturgy. A funeral mass speaks about how God has worked through the lives of our parents, our friends, our child and our neighbors.
At St. Francis we believe and live by our motto of Faith, Family and Friends and so we are here to help you and your families plan a Mass that will celebrate and remember the life and joy of those whom we love.We have a story to tell: We belong to God who is saving the world from its fear of death by offering a way of living in Christ. We tell this story most clearly at the hour of our death when we release ourselves into the hands of God.
1. We ask that after you are in contact with a funeral home/mortuary you let them know that you would like to have a mass or memorial at St Francis. They will call and schedule the date and time with St. Francis.
2. Next you can expect a call from our funeral coordinator who will arrange a meeting to plan the details, such as Scripture readings, homily information, etc.
3. Also you can expect a call from our Director of Music. Funeral music must tell the story of who we are as Catholics. Music that proclaims who God is; what Christ has done for us, and the difference it makes in both life and death.
Make me a channel of your peace: For it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. For all of us who will die one day, help us to see that in death as in life, we are part of a great mystery. We share in the mystery of the God of the living and so we live because of that promise. For God’s faithful people, life is changed, not ended.