The first step is to contact the church and the funeral home of your choice to handle the necessary arrangements. Here are the contact numbers for our parish:
Linda Thomas 940-686-2088
Emergency after hours number:
Nancy Dechaud 903-433-9806 email@example.com
The funeral home and the church will work together to schedule a time for the Mass and/or Service.
Make sure someone contacts Father when scheduling a Funeral Mass.
It is appropriate to call or text the emergency number if no one answers the office phone. As a general rule, the funeral Mass for a Catholic is celebrated in his or her own parish church.
A vigil service may be held the night before the Funeral Mass. This service may have scripture readings and/or a rosary. A deacon typically celebrates this service.
Ladies of St. Thomas will host a luncheon in the Parish Center after the internment at the cemetery, if the family desires.
After setting the day and time for the visitation and funeral, contact Nancy Dechaud,
St. Thomas Funeral Coordinator and/or Linda Thomas, St. Thomas Office Manager.
The funeral coordinator makes sure that everything is in place for the vigil service, funeral Mass, and luncheon. A meeting with the funeral coordinator is a must.
A funeral planning book may be picked up at the church office to assist you with some of the details or you can browse the other pages on this website. The funeral coordinator will help you select the readings and music, as well as answer any questions you may have about the funeral services. This meeting can be completed over the phone.
If you would like to pre-plan a funeral Mass, you may contact the funeral coordinator at any time.