It is the responsibility of the parish to bury the dead and commend them to the loving mercy of Almighty God.
Typical funeral planning process
The funeral home or the family calls the parish secretary at 630-369-0777 with the contact information regarding a death.
The Parish Funeral coordinator then contacts the family spokesperson to arrange a funeral Mass planning meeting at the parish.
The meeting begins with a prayer for the deceased and the grieving family, followed by:
• preparing a brief biography of the deceased,
• choosing Scripture readings,
• making decisions on options available,
• selecting family or friends who will fill ministerial rolls,
• finalizing music choices.
The Parish Funeral Coordinator then prepares and sends copies of the scripture and prayer selections to the family to forward to the respective readers, along with any other necessary details, via email to the family prior to the funeral.
Funeral Masses take place at 10:30am Monday – Saturday, except on major holidays, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Upon request, a luncheon in the Parish Center will be provided. The family may also choose to have a pre-Mass wake in the narthex of the Church for one hour preceding the funeral Mass in lieu of, or in addition to, the funeral home visitation.