“May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”
When a Catholic dies, the Church celebrates a particular set of liturgical rites to help us through the immediate days of our grieving, to express our belief in eternal life, and to help us pray for the one who has died. These rites are organized into what is called the Order of Christian Funerals, which contains all the liturgical prayers, scripture readings, and blessings for use immediately following the death of a member of the Church.
Family members of the deceased are highly encouraged to take an active role in preparing the liturgy for the deceased. Choosing scripture readings, music, and family and friends as participants in certain roles of the liturgy are actions that can provide healing to those who grieve. We at St. Francis wish to walk with you through this journey and help you through this difficult time.
Denise Brooks, Director of Music & Liturgy, is the coordinator all funerals at St. Francis and is your point of contact to schedule a funeral. She can be reached:
During Regular Business Hours — 817-481-2685 ext. 228
Evenings or Weekends — 817-312-4700 (mobile)
For more information about Catholic funerals, see the following websites: