Funeral Mass Arrangements
Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted - Matthew 5:4
St. Teresa’s Parish family is committed to families who have lost a loved one and to let them know they are not alone in their grief and that through faith in God they will be lead into the journey of healing. The Christian funeral Mass is meant to bring hope and consolation to the family. St. Teresa of Avila holds a special All Souls Mass on November 2nd of each year for families to honor those family members who have gone to be with the Lord during the year.
St. Teresa of Avila Bereavement Ministry
It is the Bereavement Ministry’s responsibility to assist by helping the family select from a substantial amount of the readings, gospels, petitions and music for the funeral liturgy and committal. Families in need of Funeral Mass arrangements do not need to contact the parish - the chosen funeral home will contact the parish for availability. Depending on the day the funeral is scheduled, weekly funerals are usually held at 10:00 am. Saturday availability is usually 10:00 am to 1:00 pm depending on other scheduled events in the church. A St. Teresa Bereavement Minister will contact the family to plan the Mass after the funeral home calls with contact information. Bereavement Ministers assist at the Funeral Mass and if needed they can be called upon to lector, assist with the offertory procession, distribute Holy Communion, or whatever the family requires. Cemetery arrangements are also scheduled through the funeral home if not already arranged. In addition, the Bereavement Ministry offers printed programs for the funeral Mass. We also offer to members of our Parish the opportunity to pre-plan their own funeral as they feel it eases the burden of their family. Please contact Dee Meyer at 513.451.6709 for more information.
We work with any funeral home that calls but this is a list of funeral homes that contact us more frequently: Meyer and Geiser Funeral Home 4989 Glenway Avenue 513-921-4144 B J Meyer Sons Funeral Home 4841 Glenway Avenue 513-921-0117 Radel Funeral Home 650 Neeb Road 513-451-8800 Dalbert Woodruff and Isenogle 2880 Boudinot Avenue 513-922-1010