Funerals

When a death occurs, contact the Church office at 405-722-2110. A pastoral associate will then be in touch with you to plan the funeral services. You will have an opportunity to meet with a pastoral associate, and a priest or deacon, to plan the services. The most common form of funeral service is a Vigil service, often done at the funeral home, although it can be done at the Church, followed the next day by the Mass of Christian Burial at the Church. At the request of the family, the Bereavement Ministry will prepare and serve a lunch following the service and burial, or immediately after the service if the burial is in another City or if the body will be cremated.

We can do the full funeral rite with the cremated remains of the deceased present.

The director of music offers pre-planning of service information and can meet with you in advance of need to plan a funeral and Vigil service, select music, etc.

We know this is a difficult time for the family, and we want you to know that the parish is here to accompany you during your journey of grief.

After the funeral services, we have a Grief Support Group and an annual memorial service around the Feast of All Souls in November. Our pastoral staff is available for counseling.

Preplanning of Funeral Services
Our staff can meet with families to pre-plan funeral services. We have an Epiphany Funeral Planning Document that can be used for that process. You can print it and fill it out on your own, or you can meet with us and we can go over it with you. We invite you to provide us with a copy so we can keep it on file. Keep the other in a place where it can be found, and make sure that whoever will be responsible for planning your funeral either has a copy or knows where it is.