When your loved one passes away, your Funeral Director will contact our office to set up the date and time.
Some directors will help you prepare the readings and music for your loved one's funeral, while others will direct you to set up an appointment at our office.
We suggest you look over these Readings and Music suggestions prior to your appointment.
Spiritual Reflections (Eulogies) at Mass
The Diocese of Providence strongly discourages Euologies at the Funeral Mass.
They suggest that they be delivered during the Wake at the Funeral Home.
At St. Mary's we will decide on a case-by-case basis if a Spiritual Reflection may be delivered at Mass.
The Reflections must be presented to the Pastor for his approval.
A Spiritual Reflection is not a walk down memory lane, it is a reflection on your loved one's faith life and how he/she lived that faith to serve others and to spread God's love.
We have heard some absolutely beautful testimonies and we have also heard some horrendously inappropriate ones... thus we are very cautious in granting approval.
You may reach out to Fr. Kris via email to help him to personalize the funeral by sharing your loved one's life with him.