Funerals

Please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible to coordinate services. Unregistered families need to live within our parish boundaries.

Arrangements may be made directly with one of the priests. It advisable, however, to contact a funeral home first to see what times and dates are available for them; they will then contact the parish to check out available dates and times at St. Thomas More. Catholic funerals may be celebrated during a Funeral Mass or with a Memorial Service which includes Scripture readings and prayers. The latter may take place at the church or in the funeral home. Cremation is an acceptable practice in the Catholic Church; the Church asks, out of respect for the integrity of the deceased, that the remains be kept intact and not scattered. Cremation may take place after the Funeral Mass or, when necessary, prior to the funeral. The remains may be present during a Funeral Mass or Memorial Service.  The requested donation for a funeral is $250.00 (this includes musicians if requested).

It is important to note that our parish has become so large (6100 registered households), the only way we have to verify Mass attendance is by use of Sunday envelopes. Envelopes mailed to the parish office will not be considered for attendance purposes.