Planning A Funeral
Pre-plan A Funeral
St. Mary encourages members to consider preplanning their funeral by meeting with the Director of Liturgy and Music to discuss readings and songs for the funeral. Please contact Daniel O'Connor for additional information.
When a loved one has passed, contact the funeral home immediately (day or night). Once the funeral home is contacted, you will arrange a convenient time with them for their arrival. This will allow you any time necessary for those who may be want to be with you or your loved one before the funeral home arrives.
The funeral home typically contacts the church on your behalf. If not, you are welcome to call. You may wait until normal business hours to contact us at the Parish Office, (414) 425-2174. If you prefer, you may contact Daniel O'Connor, Director of Liturgy & Music at (414) 444-2244 during non-regular hours. The pastoral minister or priest presiding at the funeral will arrange a meeting to prepare the liturgy.
Due to the amount of planning and preparation necessary for arrangements, it typically takes 3-5 days after contact before a funeral is held.