Flowers, Decorations, Receptions
Families often choose to provide a floral arrangement for the funeral or memorial Mass. The funeral home coordinates the placement of the arrangements in and around the sanctuary. For families not working with a funeral director, the clergy member will make recommendations on placement. If the flowers are delivered directly to the church, the florist should call the parish office to arrange for delivery.
Pictures and other mementos of the deceased are not permitted to be at the foot of the altar with the casket or cremains. Those families wishing to fashion a display will have access to tables in the narthex on which to place photos or a guestbook.
While most families choose to have a reception following Mass at their home or at an outside location, depending on schedule and availability, a room in the parish administration building may be available to host a reception. It is recommended that the family uses a caterer to remove the burden of table and chair set up and room cleanup. The parish requests that the family leave the room broom clean.