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Funeral Mass Planning

For those who have recently lost a loved one please accept our deepest sympathy.   May you find peace knowing your loved one is at rest in God’s loving embrace. Among the many things that you will need to attend to during these next few days, will be the various elements of planning the Funeral.  In order to assist your efforts, we have prepared the following document:

St Francis Funeral Planning

The staff of St. Francis Xavier stand ready to assist you as you make your plans. Please call Maureen Pipal at 708/352-0168 to schedule a funeral or with any questions.

Vatican Instruction, To Rise With Christ, on the Care of Cremated Remains

Recently, the Catholic Church issued an Instruction, To Rise With Christ, on the burial rites involving ashes / cremated remains of the deceased. Click the link below to see answers to frequently asked questions regarding the care of cremated remains.

To Rise With Christ