How Do I Prepare for a Funeral?
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.