When a death occurs…
Planning a funeral Mass for a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we will face. When in need, call Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Office at 570-383-3244 and our receptionist will assist you in making proper arrangements.
Family participation is encouraged during the funeral. If comfortable, family member(s) or friend(s) may lector at the funeral service. You will need to choose 2 Readings (1 from the Old Testament, 1 from the New Testament) out of the 12 readings that are provided. A Reader will also be needed for the Prayer of the Faithful (Petitions).
Please view the "Funeral Readings" tab and download the PDF form available for you to choose two readings (1 from the Old Testament, 1 from the New Testament). The "Prayer of the Faithful (Petitions)" can be found in a separate page beneath the "Funeral Readings" tab. Also, view the "Funeral Music Suggestions" page and download the PDF form available to fill out and have ready for the Music Ministry.