Funeral Mass for Catholic Faithful of the Diocese of Toledo
Released November 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
A staff member will meet with the family to plan the funeral Mass liturgy. A priest or a deacon can also facilitate a scripture or a rosary service at the funeral home during visitation services. A funeral team will be present at the Funeral Mass to offer assistance where needed. A funeral luncheon is provided by a team of volunteers upon request.
There is never a charge for any Sacrament in the church or the service of a priest. It is customary, however, to charge a fee for the use of the church buildings and to help offset the operating expenses surrounding the funeral. The fee is also inclusive of the organist and cantor.
When a parishioner dies, the funeral home will contact the parish office or the priest to check on availability of the church and priest.
Parishioners are always welcome to pre-plan a funeral Mass liturgy with a member of our staff. Call the parish office to set up a meeting.
Ordinarily this means that the ‘celebration of life’ is in the context of a Mass held in a Catholic church. If a Mass is not desired by the family, a funeral service can be presided by a priest or a deacon, typically at the funeral home.