On behalf of the Parish Community of Sacred Heart, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy at the loss of your loved one. Please know that we are here to help you and support you during this difficult time. Our Liturgy & Music Office will assist you in the planning of the Funeral Mass, and suggest ways for family and friends to be personally involved.

As you plan the funeral of your loved one, we hope that your experience will be filled with much support and care. Your participation in the planning process will allow Sacred Heart Parish to personalize the Liturgy. A Catholic funeral is structured in such a way as to invite participation by those closest to the deceased. In this way, memories are created as we fulfill the corporal work of mercy by burying the dead and the spiritual work of mercy of praying for the dead. 

In keeping with our hope in the resurrection of the body, it is expected that cremated remains will be buried in an individual grave or columbaria. Catholic teaching urges us to reverence cremated remains just as we reverence the body.

Below is a guide to assist you with the planning of the liturgy along with the appropriate Music and Scripture Readings for the Catholic Funeral Rite. They are beautiful passages of comfort, peace, and hope. May God’s strength and peace be with you.


Click on one of the links below for more information.

Funeral Planning Steps

Frequently Asked Questions

Funeral Music Selection

Liturgy of the Word for Funeral Mass Selections

Funeral Planning Form