How Do I Prepare for a Funeral?

First Steps
Please call Karen Kennedy in the parish office at (623) 500-3212 to notify us that someone has died and you are requesting a funeral. Karen will call you back as soon as possible.

Who May Receive a Funeral at St. Helen?

  • Registered and active parishioners (whether in the boundaries or outside)
  • Any long time parishioner who has become inactive because of health or some other good reason
  • Immediate family of parishioners (parents and children)
  • Any Catholic living in our parish boundaries

What Kind of Services are Available?

The funeral may be either a Mass or a Liturgy of the Word. We recommend a Liturgy of the Word service for people who are not practicing Catholics.

Following the funeral, a graveside committal service is also available.

What Days of the Week are Funeral Services Available?

Funeral services are generally available Wednesday or Thursday, generally at 10:00 AM.

How are the Readings Chosen?

You can select any of the prescribed readings for the Funeral Mass or service.

Which Hymns May I Choose?

You may select any of the approved hymns for the Funeral Mass or Service.

Tributes and Eulogies