The loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. Here at St. Francis Xavier, we have a wonderful team to walk you through all the steps of planning a funeral Mass. The celebration of the Christian funeral brings hope and consolation to the living. It reminds us all of God's mercy and it serves as a reminder to us to always turn to God in times of crisis.
If you have lost a loved one, the first step is to contact Mary Kevin Picton, our Pastoral Care Minister. Mary Kevin and her team will set up a meeting with you and walk you through the process of selecting readings, music and planning the other details associated with a funeral. We can also talk about options of the possibility of having a funeral reception in our parish hall*, if desired.
A list of approved songs for Funeral Masses is attached on this page if you want to begin thinking about songs you would like used for the Funeral Mass.
Also attached are selections of readings if you want to look through them before meeting with our Pastoral Care team. Selections for a Funeral Mass will include one Old Testament Reading, one New Testament Reading and one Gospel Reading.
*additional fees apply for parish hall
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|Old Testament Readings||ENGLISH (PDF)||ESPAÑOL (PDF)|
|New Testament Readings||ENGLISH (PDF)||ESPAÑOL (PDF)|
|Gospel||ENGLISH (PDF)||ESPAÑOL (PDF)|
|Song Suggestions||ENGLISH (PDF)|