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Planning for Catholic Funerals


The process of moving from grieving to healing is a journey. The rituals, prayers, and the Mass of Christian Burial are witnesses to the faith of your loved one and can be great sources of comfort to those who mourn.


The packets below have been prepared because we care about you and want to assist in walking you through the process of planning the funeral Mass.

Funerals at Nativity of the Lord

Funeral Masses are scheduled when the family consults with the funeral home. The funeral director will contact us so we can confirm your desire for a certain date, time, and church location. Funerals are scheduled Monday, Wednesday through Friday. You may also choose to have a visitation time in order to receive friends and family in the church prior to the liturgy. Generally, this visitation is an hour to an hour and a half long and immediately precedes the scheduled funeral service. 

Who you'll be working with...

Throughout the planning process, you will work with Fr. Carmelo Giuffre or a member of our Pastoral Care team, who will help you plan and answer questions.  

Start your planning here

This page is designed to help you and your family plan a Funeral Mass with ease. Start with the Funeral Planning Packet below, and then use the Funeral Readings Packet to help you select those elements for the Mass. Our Pastoral Care Team will go over these plans with you, and can answer any questions regarding this liturgy.

We are here to help 

If you have any questions or feel overwhelmed with plans, please don't hesitate to let us know. We are here to walk with you through this difficult time.

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