Funerals: information
Condolences for the loss of your loved one. St. Edwin church offers funeral services for all of its members. Additionally, we open our doors to family of parishioners and others who seek a specifically Catholic service to honor their deceased relative or friend. Typical funeral days are Tuesday through Friday in the morning. Below you can see our most easily-scheduled arrangement. You are welcome to ask for changes, but be prepared to wait longer for a confirmation while we check the pastor’s already busy schedule. 1.  Preparations for the viewing and service may begin after our regular parish morning Mass, around 8:45am. From that time the funeral party may bring in the casket or urn, and place flowers to the sides of the sanctuary. Please do not set anything on our baptismal font. 2. The rosary customarily begins at 9:30am. The parish will provide somebody to lead it from the ambo. 3. The Funeral Mass typically starts at 10:00am. We will provide a lector, with a theme selected by the funeral party beforehand from a number of options. We also provide music for the Mass. Catholic liturgical musicians from other parishes, adequately vetted, may be requested. 4. Limitations. Although a few small pictures are permitted, the sanctuary is not the place for large displays, easels with montages,  and video presentations. On another front, secular music/songs are not allowed in the church. Finally, we ask that eulogies be made at other times, such as at a vigil or wake, after the burial, or during the reception. 5. The burial follows. We usually have a deacon available for the graveside service at the cemetery. Otherwise, the funeral home will be able to help you. 6. Our hall is available for receptions afterwards. You are welcome to come in early to bring food and decorate that morning. Preparations may begin the day before if there is no other event taking place at that moment. You may use the refrigerator and freezer to keep foods cold beforehand. Bunsen burner chafing dishes for already-prepared food work well. Actually cooking the food and use of our commercial stove and oven are not permitted. 7. We can book a funeral once we have confirmation from the cemetery that a grave or niche has been obtained, with the date and time for the burial. From there you are welcome to visit the office and complete the process. Blessings as you honor your loved one during this difficult time. We will do our best to accompany you and your family.
Funerals
Condolences for the loss of your loved one. St. Edwin church offers funeral services for all of its members. Additionally, we open our doors to family of parishioners and others who seek a specifically Catholic service to honor their deceased relative or friend. Typical funeral days are Tuesday through Friday in the morning. Below you can see our most easily-scheduled arrangement. You are welcome to ask for changes, but be prepared to wait longer for a confirmation while we check the pastor’s already busy schedule. 1.  Preparations for the viewing and service may begin after our regular parish morning Mass, around 8:45am. From that time the funeral party may bring in the casket or urn, and place flowers to the sides of the sanctuary. Please do not set anything on our baptismal font. 2. The rosary customarily begins at 9:30am. The parish will provide somebody to lead it from the ambo. 3. The Funeral Mass typically starts at 10:00am. We will provide a lector, with a theme selected by the funeral party beforehand from a number of options. We also provide music for the Mass. Catholic liturgical musicians from other parishes, adequately vetted, may be requested. 4. Limitations. Although a few small pictures are permitted, the sanctuary is not the place for large displays, easels with montages,  and video presentations. On another front, secular music/songs are not allowed in the church. Finally, we ask that eulogies be made at other times, such as at a vigil or wake, after the burial, or during the reception. 5. The burial follows. We usually have a deacon available for the graveside service at the cemetery. Otherwise, the funeral home will be able to help you. 6. Our hall is available for receptions afterwards. You are welcome to come in early to bring food and decorate that morning. Preparations may begin the day before if there is no other event taking place at that moment. You may use the refrigerator and freezer to keep foods cold beforehand. Bunsen burner chafing dishes for already- prepared food work well. Actually cooking the food and use of our commercial stove and oven are not permitted. 7. We can book a funeral  once we have confirmation from the cemetery that a grave or niche has been obtained, with the date and time for the burial. From there you are welcome to visit the office and complete the process. Blessings as you honor your loved one during this difficult time. We will do our best to accompany you and your family.