In Memoriam

Planning for a Funeral

Funeral arrangements for a loved one at their time of death can be overwhelming. As you prepare to plan your loved one’s funeral, we invite you to consider the following:

Please call our Parish Office to confirm date and time availability for a funeral before you plan with a funeral director.

Most funerals at Our Lady of Grace are scheduled Monday through Friday at 10:30 AM, with a visitation one hour prior to Mass.

Schedule to meet and plan for 60-90 minutes with a member our staff in the Parish Office.

Some items required at this planning meeting include:

  • Number of people expected

  • A picture for the worship aid cover

  • Music selections and Scripture passages

We will obtain an electronic copy of a picture for the worship aid cover from the funeral home if they’ve already scanned it. You will receive a Funeral Planning Guide containing options for music selections and Scripture passages at this planning meeting. As you prepare for this meeting, feel free also to consult some of the resources found at the below links on this page.

Most families choose to have a visitation hour in the Commons prior to the funeral. Tables, easels and a Smart Board are available to display pictures as needed. Our Lady of Grace requires a funeral director present for the visitation and funeral to assist with set-up needs.

Internment arrangements are made by the funeral home. Most families bury immediately after the funeral luncheon.

Please indicate that Our Lady of Grace requests fees to be paid directly from the funeral home when meeting with a funeral director.

Our prayers and God’s blessings are with you and your family during this time of grief and loss.

Beryl Schewe
Director of Pastoral Care

Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.
— Author Unknown

Funeral Planning Resources

Funeral Fees and Honoraria

Priest - $250
Organist/Pianist - $200
Soloist/Instrumentalist - $200 (per person)
Building Use/Custodial Fee - $150
Hospitality - $7 (per plate)
Burial - $75

Please call our Parish Office at 952-929-3317 to begin the funeral planning process.

Grief Support

Of all of life’s stresses, losing a loved one to death is at the top of the list. Would you like more support, a listening ear? People who understand you in this difficult time? Visit our Grief Support page to find more resources.