funeralFunerals are a time of grief at the loss of a loved one. But they are also a time of great hope in the promise of the Resurrection of Christ. For families who have experienced a loss we work with them to provide support and guidance in preparing for the funeral liturgy. If you have experienced a loss and would like to schedule a funeral at STA, please contact the parish office at (317) 253-1461.

Our Bereavement Committee will help in the planning of a Mass of Christian Burial.  Some choices the family of the departed will need to communicate to the parish:

  1. Will there be a visitation period before the mass? (This typically takes place in the narthex)
  2. Scripture readings (first and second readings, suggestions for readings will be provided)
  3. Music choices (Opening hymn, Responsorial Psalm, Offertory, Communion and Closing Hymn; song suggestions will be provided if desired as will musicians to accompany and sing)
  4. Is there a visiting priest?
  5. Do you want a funeral luncheon?
    • Routinely provided by the Serving Hands Ministry at no charge
    • Usually held in the Bethany Room, immediately following the burial at the cemetery