Funeral Ministry

Funeral Procedures

  • Step 1: Contact the Parish Office by calling 952-941-3164. After hours, call the emergency number given in the voice mail message.

  • Step 2: Arrange the date and time for the visitation and funeral in coordination with parish staff and the funeral home of your choice.

  • Step 3: Meet with the Pastoral Team to plan the funeral liturgy and funeral lunch.

Christians celebrate the funeral rites to offer worship, praise, and thanksgiving to God for the gift of a life which has now been returned to God, the author of life and the hope of the just. The Mass, the memorial of Christ's death and resurrection, is the principal celebration of the Christian funeral.                                                                                                                                                                          –Order of Christian Funerals

Funerals at St. Patrick's: