Funeral Planning and Liturgies
The members of the Church of St. Matthew offer their deepest condolence and sympathy to family members and friends who have lost a loved one. Your loss is also a loss for the people of St. Matthew.
The following information is to assist you with the planning of the funeral service.
The time for a Funeral Liturgy with Mass is typically Monday through Saturday at 11:00 AM. A visitation may be done before a service begins. Currently, a presider does not accompany the family to the cemetery for the Rite of Committal.
WORDS OF REMEMBRANCE (Eulogy):
Words of Remembrance are an important way of recalling the life and love that belong to a deceased family member or friend. One family member or friend is invited to share the way these Christian attributes were experienced. The remembrance must be written out and not exceed two pages in length. The remembrance is delivered immediately following Father’s opening prayers.
POST FUNERAL RECEPTION:
Funeral Ministry Volunteers are available to set up and help serve a post funeral reception following the funeral Mass or the cemetery burial. Because different organizations are scheduled to use the facility each day, use of the Social Hall must end by 3:00 PM. All lunches must be catered from a licensed caterer, restaurant or super market. The Funeral Coordinator will discuss this with you when you meet with him/her. A list of caterers is available.
- $200.00 for church with one hour viewing time
- $100.00 for additional one hour viewing time
- $125.00 stipend for the vocalist
- $125.00 stipend for the accompanist
- $125.00 stipend for post funeral reception
One check to Church of St. Matthew
“Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended.”
(Preface of Christian Death I --- Roman Missal)