Call (340) 775-1650 prior to arrangements.

Funeral Masses

Funeral Masses at Holy Family Church are held on the designated day at 9:00 a.m. If you would like a different time please contact the pastor. Tributes and solos are done before the Mass. Please keep your prelude activities to the minimum. Funerals are not held on Wednesdays or on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). Lectors of  Holy Family Church will do the readings. Thank you for your cooperation.

The suggested church donation is $100. Organist fees are handled directly with the organist.

Old Testament Reading

Please choose from the following:

  • 2 Maccabees 12:43-46 – He acted in an excellent and noble way as he had the resurrection of the dead in view.
  • Job 19:1, 23-27a – I know that my Vindicator lives.
  • Wisdom 3:1-9 (short form: Wisdom 3:1-6, 9) – As sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
  • Wisdom 4:7-15 – An unsullied life, the attainment of old age.
  • Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9 – He will destroy death forever.
  • Lamentations 3:17-26 – It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord.
  • Daniel 12:1-3 – Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake.

New Testament Reading

Please choose from the following:

  • Romans 5:5-11 – Since we are now justified by his Blood, we will be saved through him from the wrath.
  • Romans 5:17-21 – Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.
  • Romans 6:3-9 (short form: Romans 6:3-4, 8-9) – We too might live in newness of life.
  • Romans 8:14-23 – We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
  • Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39 – What will separate us from the love of Christ?
  • Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12 – Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 (short form: 1 Corinthians 15:20-23) – So too in Christ shall all be brought to life.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 – Death is swallowed up in victory.
  • 2 Corinthians 4:14 – 5:1 – What is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10 – We have a building from God, eternal in heaven.
  • Philippians 3:20-21 – He will change our lowly bodies to conform to his glory.
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 – Thus we shall always be with the Lord.
  • 2 Timothy 2:8-13 – If we have died with him we shall also live with him.
  • 1 John 3:1-2 – We shall see him as he is.
  • 1 John 3:14-16 – We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.