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 specifically seek a 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 8:45am, that is, after our regular parish morning Mass. At that time, the funeral party may start bringing in the casket, urn, flowers, and/or maybe a few pictures or mementos. Please do not set anything on our baptismal font. 2. The rosary begins at 9:30am. We will provide somebody to lead it from the ambo. 3. The Funeral Mass typically starts at 10:00am. We ask that eulogies be made at other times, such as at the vigil, after the burial, or at the reception. 4. As for music, we have a number of parishioners who offer their services free of charge for love of God whenever they are available. If that does not work out, we can also recommend other individuals. We allow musicians from outside the parish if they can confirm that they know how to play for a Catholic Mass. Secular music/songs are not allowed in the church. 5. We supply a parish reader for the Mass. The funeral party may select a theme for the readings from a number of options we provide. 6. The burial follows. We usually have a deacon available for the graveside service at the cemetary. Otherwise, the mortuary will be able to help you. 7. Our hall is available for receptions afterwards. You may use the refrigerator for keeping foods cold beforehand. If there is nothing else going on you are welcome to decorate the day before. You may bring in warmers for food prepared beforehand. Our commercial stove and oven are not available for use. 8. We will book a funeral when we have confirmation from the cemetery that a grave or niche has been obtained, with a date and time for the burial. Once you have these confirmed with the office, you are welcome to navigate here and complete an online funeral application form. You will need an email address, to which a notification and a link will be sent, allowing you to finalize your information. 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 specifically seek a 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 8:45am, that is, after our regular parish morning Mass. At that time, the funeral party may start bringing in the casket, urn, flowers, and/or maybe a few pictures or mementos. Please do not set anything on our baptismal font. 2. The rosary begins at 9:30am. We will provide somebody to lead it from the ambo. 3. The Funeral Mass typically starts at 10:00am. We ask that eulogies be made at other times, such as at the vigil, after the burial, or at the reception. 4. As for music, we have a number of parishioners who offer their services free of charge for love of God whenever they are available. If that does not work out, we can also recommend other individuals. We allow musicians from outside the parish if they can confirm that they know how to play for a Catholic Mass. Secular music/songs are not allowed in the church. 5. We supply a parish reader for the Mass. The funeral party may select a theme for the readings from a number of options we provide. 6. The burial follows. We usually have a deacon available for the graveside service at the cemetary. Otherwise, the mortuary will be able to help you. 7. Our hall is available for receptions afterwards. You may use the refrigerator for keeping foods cold beforehand. If there is nothing else going on you are welcome to decorate the day before. You may bring in warmers for food prepared beforehand. Our commercial stove and oven are not available for use. 8. We will book a funeral when we have confirmation from the cemetery that a grave or niche has been obtained, with a date and time for the burial. Once you have these confirmed with the office, you are welcome to navigate here and complete an online funeral application form. You will need an email address, to which a notification and a link will be sent, allowing you to finalize your information. Blessings as you honor your loved one during this difficult time. We will do our best to accompany you and your family.