~ How we can help you at your time of loss
Planning a funeral can be an extremely stressful and emotional time, so making the planning process as smooth as possible is what we want to do for you here at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish. We will guide you through the Funeral Mass and help you make choices about what readings, prayers and hymns can be used. It is a time for family members to participate, if they’d like, and share in being part of the Funeral Mass.
These forms are listed here for your convenience to use as guidelines.
Please call the Parish Office at 734-285-9840, ext. 100 and schedule an appointment to go over the information in person, over the phone, or email the completed Funeral Information Sheet to Krissy at email@example.com.
~ Funeral Information Sheet
~ Old and New Testament Readings
~ Prayers of the Faithful Petitions
~ Music for the Mass of Christian Burial
~ Funeral Luncheon Ministry
Please contact the parish office with inquiries: (734) 285-9840
The parish is happy to announce that we are now resuming funeral lunches with a few tweaks:
- Lunches are limited to 50 guests.
- Our lunches are now catered by Izbicki Catering of Wyandotte.
- CDC guidelines for Covid-19 are in place.
~ Can we have a eulogy?
Directives from Archbishop Vigneron, from the Archdiocese of Detroit, has stated that a eulogy is not allowed during the Funeral Liturgy at the church. Family or friends are invited to share such a testimony at the Vigil (funeral home) or at the memorial luncheon or reception that often follows the funeral. For more questions and answers, see the next section below.
~ FAQ from the Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services
As a ministry of the Archdiocese of Detroit, the Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS) is a non-profit organization founded in faith and dedicated to providing education, support and resources during life’s most difficult moments.
“At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of the confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.”
(Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4)