General Funeral Information & FAQ

“At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.”  

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4)

If you are planning the funeral of a loved one and need more information, please contact our Worship and Sacrament Coordinator, Holly Michelcavage, by email or call (248) 689-8380 ext. 109.

Please be assured of the prayers and sympathy of our clergy, staff and parish community for your loved one, family and friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are here to walk with you and recognize that each funeral situation is unique. Holly is the best person here, at St. Anastasia, to help guide you through your particular situation. We encourage you to contact her to set up your planning meeting. However, we are also aware that people sometimes are looking for additional helpful information. Below are a few links to additional general information about Catholic funerals.

Catholic Funeral Rites

An overview.

Biblical Readings for the Funeral Liturgy

God speaks to us through His Holy Scripture. We will go over selections at our planning meeting.

Music

“Music is integral to the Funeral rites. It allows the community to express convictions and feelings that word alone may fail to convey…read more.

At your planning meeting with Holly, she will walk you through your options for music here at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.

Memorial Donation

If you would like to make a donation to St. Anastasia Catholic Church in memory of a loved one, please visit our secure, online portal. The family will be notified of your thoughtfulness.

Mass Intention

Mass intentions (outside of a funeral Mass) need to be arranged at least two weeks in advance. Mass intentions are for persons living (special intentions like: health, anniversaries, birthdays, thanksgiving) and for the deceased.
We accept Mass intentions for each Mass that is scheduled. The Tuesday morning Masses are “collective Masses” meaning that more than one intention may be offered that day.

You may request a Mass by calling the Parish Office (248) 689-8380. The usual donation is $10.