Please know that you and your families have our deepest sympathy and the assurance of our prayers. When our loved ones die and go forth in faith those of us who remain are faced with a number of difficult decisions which must be made in a short period of time. The parish family of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception wants to be as supportive and helpful as we can during your time of need. We want to be with you at the death of a loved one in a way that is marked by Christian faith, hope and love.
Often the question of whether or not a Funeral Mass is necessary comes up, particularly among families with subsequent generations which may not be as active in the life of the Catholic Church or have adopted conflicting teachings about death and afterlife from other religions. Do not let personal discomfort be a reason to avoid the Catholic burial which may have been one of the most important wishes of the Deceased. Let us help you provide the desired Rites with beauty and dignity, just as they would have wanted. It might, too, be an opportunity to rediscover something about the Church which some may have forgotten.
Please contact our parish office at 540-373-6491 so that we may help you through the preparations of the Funeral Mass. A packet of printed materials is always available at the front desk of the Parish Office to help you with your planning.