From the Pastor:
The sadness of death should give way in our liturgy to the promise of resurrected life. Our celebration of a person’s life should reflect our conviction that in Jesus Christ we have life beyond life.
St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Marello parishes’ is pleased to offer its parishioners and friends the complete rites as a means of consolation for the living and grace-filled assistance for the deceased. These rites, which include a funeral Mass and the possibility of a vigil in the church or funeral home, are most properly celebrated in the parish church of the deceased, in the presence of their faith community.
All remains are treated with the same honor; and the Church takes very seriously its responsibility to offer corporal works of mercy.
It is especially helpful in many ways to call me and set up a time during the planning process to meet with one of the Priests or Deacons who can assist with the details of planning the funeral services.
Fr. Joseph Elston