Funeral Planning Guide

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Our funeral resource booklet has been prepared by the parish community of St. Joseph to assist you in planning the Mass of Christian Burial. We hope that by choosing the readings, music, and ritual expressions, you might share more fully in the liturgy, and show your care and love for the deceased. Our Funeral Planning guide is available at the bottom of this page to assist you in doing so.


In regards to the music selections, we regret that we cannot accommodate any musical choices that are not in one of our approved hymnals.  We also strongly discourage the use of pre-recorded music, as the liturgy is always deserving of live music. If there is a particular non-Catholic song that is meaningful to you or your family, we recommend playing it at the calling hours. Our New Life Choir volunteers do sing at Funeral Masses. 


Our parish will take care of making the arrangments with the choir, music director, and altar servers. Visiting clergy are most welcome. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 440-238-5555.


The funeral homes that most regularly come to St. Joseph will provide you with a hard copy of our Funeral Planning Booklet. You may download a version here.