Christ the King understands what a difficult time this is for family and friends, and we want to extend Christ’s loving comfort to those in need while celebrating the life of a child of God. When a death first occurs, the parish’s initial communication usually comes from the funeral home the family has contacted. However, you are always free to call the parish office at 479.783-7745. We work with the funeral director to secure a time, place, and minister for the service. Cindy Barr then contacts the family to arrange a meeting time to discuss the funeral liturgy, proceeding then to organize the service with our sacristans, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, musicians, and woman’s council if you choose to have the parish provide a luncheon after the funeral.
What planning needs to be done for a Funeral Mass?
When you meet with the parish staff to plan the details of the funeral, we will help you make and write down your choices for the various part of the liturgy.
For the Funeral Mass, you will choose the following: four Hymns, one Old Testament text, one Responsorial Psalm, one New Testament text, and one Gospel.
You will also have the opportunity to choose a lector from your family or we can get one for you. Altar servers from your family are always welcome to serve. We can have servers from the parish them from school if need be. Just let us know.
(Optional) gift bearers to bring the gifts up to the altar at offertory time.
(Optional) You may designate one person to offer “Remarks of Remembrance”.