As we realize that the loss of a loved one can be an extremely challenging time, we at St. Paul VI Parish hope to provide whatever assistance we can to all those experiencing such loss. Through conversations, meetings, and certainly through prayer, we hope to provide support and guidance to those in need.
If you or your family have lost a loved one and would like to reach out to a priest for guidance, please contact the church to set up a meeting or simply begin a conversation at 203-248-0141 or email.
If you will be having the Funeral Mass of a loved one at St. Paul VI Parish, we invite you to CLICK HERE and look through our Order of Christian Funerals Planning Booklet and have a meeting with one of the kind and compassionate members of our staff who can guide you through the process of planning. These will assist you in making choices regarding the readings, music, and participation of family members at the Mass so that you and your family can have a truly fitting and prayerful service for your loved one.
FUNERAL PROGRAM TEMPLATE
If your family desires, you may make a program for handing out to attendees at your loved one’s Funeral. You are certainly free to design this program on your own if able to do so. If you need some assistance, however, we ask that you review our Funeral Program Template. This template provides an outline of the Funeral Mass and requires the designer to only fill in a few specific details regarding your loved one’s Funeral. The template can be downloaded as a WORD DOCUMENT (.docx) by clicking the corresponding link. If you have any questions regarding Funeral programs, the template, or anything regarding the loss of your loved one, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office for assistance.
In preparing for the Funeral Mass of your loved one, we offer you the opportunity to choose the music that will be used throughout the liturgy. These choices can be made by making selections from the lists provided in the Order of Christian Funerals Planning Booklet. While we have chosen those selections in a particular way to complement to emotions and solemnity of a Funeral Mass, we do remain open to special requests and the use of songs not provided in our. If you have questions regarding the music for the liturgy, the possibility of using guest musicians, or would like to make a certain request, we simply ask that you contact the Parish Office and speak with the priest who will be celebrating the liturgy to discuss this.
Recognizing that you and your family may not be immediately familiar with all of the options presented on our “Funeral Music Selections” sheet, we have provided links below to lead you to recordings of all of those songs and help you in the decision-making process: