Depart, O Christian Soul, out of this world; in the name of God the Father Almighty who created you; in the name of Jesus Christ who redeemed you;  in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctified  you.  

A family member just passed away. Can we have the funeral at St. Monica & St. James?
We are sorry for your loss. St. Monica & St. James is honored to be the location of your loved one’s funeral. Please call the Father William right away to meet to plan an appropriate service. It can be helpful to do this before or at the same time as you call the funeral home.  We use the Burial Service from the Book of Common Prayer, and its approved supplements. We can help you chose appropriate scriptures, prayers, and hymns, and to secure the services of an organist or other musicians.

Does it matter if my loved one is cremated and there is no casket?
It doesn’t matter.  Either the urn or casket should be present at the funeral, for they are both treated in the same reverent and loving way during the service.

We already had a funeral elsewhere. Can your priest help us with a graveside service at a local cemetery? 
Yes, of course. Please call the parish office to make arrangements.

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