Planning a Funeral at St. Thomas...

Funeral Masses are scheduled on Saturdays and weekdays (but not on Holy Days of Obligation) and are usually at the following times:

Weekdays - 10am or 11:00am (if 10am is already scheduled)
Saturdays - 9:45am or 11:00am (if 9:45am is already scheduled)

Once you meet with a funeral home they will contact St Thomas to schedule the date and time of the Mass.  They will also tell St. Thomas the dates/times of the wake so that a member of our clergy can come and lead a prayer service.  Your contact information will be passed on to our Ministry of Consolation coordinator, Sr. Joan Klimski, and she will reach out to you if you need help planning the funeral Mass.

The funeral home will give you a St. Thomas the Apostle Church "Funeral Mass Planner" which contains the readings and hymns for you to select for your loved one's funeral Mass.  There is a separate Personal History form for you to complete -- on the first page, please indicate which readings and hymns you have selected, and on the second page, complete details about the deceased's life.  The personal history form will be used to assist the clergy in knowing more about your loved one's life.  It should be delivered or sent to Sr. Joan in advance of the funeral Mass.

Members of our Ministry of Consolation will support the family by being present at the funeral Mass as greeters, ushers, and lectors.

Funeral Fees:

Church - $250
Organist - $150
Singer - $125 (optional)   
Live Streaming - $200 (optional)
 
TOTAL:  $725 (including singer and live streaming)

About cremation...

For information regarding the church's teaching on cremation please CLICK HERE.