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 Human Services coordinator, Irene Peplinski, and she will reach out you regarding the planning of the funeral Mass.
The funeral home will give you a St. Thomas the Apostle Church "Funeral Mass Planner" which asks you to choose the readings, hymns and who will present the Offertory Gifts. It also includes a Personal History form to fill out with details of the deceased's life. This planner will be used to create a funeral Mass program and will assist the clergy in knowing more about your loved one's life. It should be brought with you to the meeting with Irene.
Members of our Ministry of Consolation will prepare the Mass booklet. They will also support the family by being present at the funeral Mass as greeters, ushers, lectors and altar servers.
Church - $250
Organist - $150
Singer - $125 (optional)
TOTAL: $525 (ncluding singer)
Fo information regarding the church's teaching on cremation please CLICK HERE.