Normally a Mass is celebrated at St. Anselm followed by burial at the chosen cemetery. The Pastor or an Associate Pastor generally presides; other priests are welcome to concelebrate. Funeral arrangements are made in consultation with the family, the funeral home, the Parish Priest and the Director of Music.
This ministry is a very tangible way to care for others in our Parish at the time of a death. Members are available to house sit during the wake and/or funeral, as well as serve a luncheon following the funeral. They may also serve as Greeters and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at the Funeral Mass.
Read also about the Funeral Outreach Ministry.