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

~ Funeral Information Sheet
~ Old and New Testament Readings
~ Prayers of the Faithful Petitions
~ Music for the Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Luncheon Ministry

St. Vincent Pallotti Parish is happy to offer a luncheon option for anyone schedules for a funeral mass at either St. Joseph or St. Patrick Church. The Hall at St. Joseph can accommodate up to 75 people for lunch. We are partnered with Izbicki Catering.

There are two options for lunch:

Full Lunch Option #1

  • Roasted Chicken, Ham, Meatballs (Choose 2)
  • Potatoes – Roasted or Mashed
  • Vegetables – (in season)
  • Salad (Italian/Ranch Dressing)
  • Rolls with butter
  • Dessert

Soup/Salad/Sandwich Option #2

  • Soups: Vegetable Beef, Chicken Noodle, Potato, Tomato Basil (Choose 1)
  • Salad: Garden, Macaroni, Potato, Pasta, Fruit (Choose 2)
  • Wraps: Chicken Caesar Ranch Wrap, Chicken Tender-Bacon Wrap
    Sandwiches (served on croissant with cheese, lettuce, and tomato): Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Tuna
    (Choose 3)

Each option is $15 per person. Water, coffee, and tea are included. Checks will be made out to Izbicki Catering on the day of the event.

Please contact the parish office with inquiries: (734) 285-9840

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)