When a family or friend dies, the funeral rites are celebrated for the deceased. Normally, a Catholic funeral has three parts. The vigil service, sometimes called the wake service, takes place at the funeral home. Then the funeral mass occurs at the church. Finally, the committal service occurs at the graveside.
Arrangements for a funeral are usually made through a local funeral director, who contacts the parish to arrange dates and times for the Catholic funeral rites.
A member of St. Patrick Staff will meet with family members and/or friends to plan the funeral mass. Please contact the parish office for more information.