Catholic Funerals

The Church asks spiritual assistance for the departed, honors their bodies, and at the same time brings solace of hope to the living. The celebration of the Christian funeral brings hope and consolation to the living. While proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the Christian hope in the resurrection, the funeral rites also recall to all who take part in them God’s mercy and judgement and meet the human need to turn always to God in times of crisis.

Arranging a Funeral

If someone dies in your family, you will need to contact your Funeral Director and the Saint Margaret Mary Parish Office at 847-658-7625. Arrangements will be made with one of the priests. The Funeral Director has materials explaining the procedures of a Catholic Funeral and the practices of the Saint Margaret Mary Parish Family. One of the priests or Pastoral Associates will help you prepare the religious services.

To better understand what Catholic Funerals entail, you may wish to download the information booklet, “What Families Should Know about the Catholic Funeral Rites.” Those who wish to have the body cremated should be reminded that the Church asks that cremation happen after the visitation and the Funeral Services are completed.

Arranging a Mass Offering

Masses are celebrated daily with a special intention of a donor.

If you wish to have a mass celebrated for a special intention, please come to the Parish Office for arrangements of dates and times or call us at 847-658-7625.

The donation for each mass to be celebrated is $10.00.