Funerals

A Blessing
May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ
Bless and console us and gently wipe every tear from your eyes;
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
Amen!

If you and your family are planning on having a Catholic Mass or a memorial service, we can guide you through this process. It is important that you contact your funeral director first. They will then contact the staff at St. John’s church office. The staff will reserve the times you request for the viewings, services, etc. with your Funeral Director and you. Our priest or deacon will then consult with you and your family so you can make choices about what readings, prayers and hymns can be used. He will give you and your family good ideas and suggestions as well. This is an important time for spiritual support for all in the family.

You can pre-arrange your funeral and a Funeral Mass. This gives you the opportunity to meet with your funeral director and discuss many aspects which will give you reassurance that you have covered everything you need to.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Parish Office at (301) 662-8288.