Funeral Information

Funerals

Contact: Parish Office: 502-245-9733

  • Funerals for yourself or a loved one can be pre-planned at any time.  Use the resources below, and call the office for more information or to meet with a staff member.  Copies of parishioner’s plans should be given to the parish office to be kept on file.

  • At the time of death, a funeral director or loved one may contact the parish to arrange for a funeral service.  Parish Office: 502-245-9733

  • Loved ones are invited to take an active role in preparing the Funeral liturgy.  Planning may include selection of readings and Worship Aid details, suggestions for music, and deciding the ways family members and friends will be actively involved. A planning worksheet, suggestions for music and options for readings may be found below.
  • Normally, family members or friends place the pall over the casket during the Introductory Rites and bring up the gifts of bread and wine during the Preparation of Gifts.  Many families choose to have someone give a memorial reflection, be lectors for the readings, lead the prayers of the Faithful, or serve as ministers of Holy Communion.
  • Epiphany parishioners may serve in these capacities if the family wishes, and will also serve as acolytes, and ministers of music and hospitality.

  • General information:

    • Funerals are celebrated on any weekday at a time convenient to the family that does not conflict with scheduled parish events.  A Catholic Mass of Resurrection is celebrated in Epiphany’s Worship Center, unless the situation warrants other arrangements.

    • Cremation is permitted either before or after the funeral liturgy.  Cremated remains are treated with the same reverence as the human body.

    • For local funerals, a Vigil Prayer Service is available at the funeral home the day or night before the funeral. A member of our Rosary Prayer group would be happy to lead a Rosary Prayer Vigil, should that be desired.  

    • Visitation may be available in the Narthex preceding the Funeral liturgy, if not conflicting with other parish events.

    • The parish can provide a reception for family and friends in our Community Center following a funeral. Talk to our staff about details.

    • Arrange for the graveside Committal Service for local interment after the funeral liturgy (before or after the reception as cemetery and family availability allows), or at a later date.


Downloadable forms and information of interest about funerals and funeral planning:

 
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