Funeral planning at Nativity Parish begins by contacting a funeral home or mortuary. Together the funeral director and the parish staff set up the details of date, time and location for the visitation and liturgy.
Family members of the deceased will meet with a Bereavement Coordinator to plan the funeral Mass - choosing the Scripture readings and the hymns.
The standard liturgy for a deceased Catholic is a Mass of Christian burial with the body present, either in a casket or cremated remains in an urn.
The visitation may take place in the vestibule of the church in front of the baptistry prior to the Mass. Visitations are limited to no more than two (2) hours.
The pastor will do everything possible to preside at the funeral service but, if you choose, the family of the deceased may invite a priest or deacon to preside at the service.
If you choose, your funeral service may be livestreamed.
Nativity Parish is here to support you and to pray for you as your loved one is welcomed into the arms of God.
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