"Then he said,
'Jesus, remember me when you
come into your kingdom.'
Jesus answered him,
'Truly I tell you, today you will be
with me in paradise'"
FOR A LOVED ONE
St. Andrew Parish extends our deepest condolences to you and your family
during this difficult time. We understand that planning a funeral for your loved one
can oftentimes be overwhelming and emotional.
Our parish staff and Bereavement Committee are very experienced and well-equipped to
help make the funeral planning process as easy on you and your family as possible.
Please see below for your step-by-step guide in arranging a
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Andrew Church.
1. Call the funeral home of your choice.
If you're unsure where to start or unfamiliar with the Milford area,
we recommend contacting one of the following:
Craver-Riggs Funeral Home & Creamtory
529 Main St.
Milford, OH 45150
Evans Funeral Home
741 Center St.
Milford, OH 45150
2. Call St. Andrew to notify the parish of the death.
If you are calling the parish after hours, there will be an option to
leave a message in reporting a death:
St. Andrew the Apostle
552 Main St.
Milford, OH 45150
3. Choose a funeral date.
The date of the funeral is chosen after discussion with the family, funeral home,
church and priest. The funeral home will call the parish to set this up.
Once the date has been set, a member of the St. Andrew Bereavement Committee
is notified, and will call you to make arrangements concerning
the Mass of Christian Burial at the Church.
4. Work with St. Andrew Bereavement Team to plan Mass of Christian Burial.
After being in contact with you, a member from the St. Andrew Bereavement Committee
will help you choose readings and music for the Mass of Christian Burial
to take place at St. Andrew. This person will also be the contact person for you
if you have any needs, questions or concerns.
We are here to help you through this difficult time.
After a death, the St. Andrew Grief Support Group is there to help you.
There is someone for you to talk to.
There are books we have for you to read.
There are meetings you can attend with other people who have suffered a loss.
There are people to share coffee or a meal with, even if it's just to talk or listen.
Maybe you just need a phone call or card once in a while, or someone to pray with.
There are resources that we have to share with you, as much or as little as you choose.
Everyone grieves differently and everyone’s needs are different,
but the Grief Support Ministry is here to help you in any way that we can.
To speak to someone from Grief Support, call the office at (513) 831-3353.
At St. Andrew Parish, we offer the service of preplanning a funeral.
While this may be an uncomfortable topic to address, you will have the peace
of knowing that your scripture readings and song choices will be sung and read
at your funeral when the time comes.
In addition, preplanning a funeral is a wonderful gift to give your family.
By making decisions beforehand, funeral planning becomes one less thing
for your family to worry about during a very difficult time. It also reassures them
to know your funeral is exactly the way you would have wanted it to be and that
they are honoring you in the best way possible.
To pre-plan your funeral at St. Andrew Parish:
Please call or visit the Parish Office and pick up a funeral preplanning packet.
This packet contains all of the information you will need to get started in
preplanning your funeral.
You may also call the Parish Office (513) 831-3353 and ask for a member
from the Bereavement Committee to assist you in the preplanning process.
If you choose this option, a Bereavement Committee member will call you to
arrange a meeting time. During this meeting, the Bereavement Committee member
will sit down with you and go through the information step-by-step.
After finalizing your funeral (pre)plans, St. Andrew Parish will file your funeral plans
so that when the time comes, they will be easily accessible.