Covid Funeral Planning (Updated June 2021)

Directions for  FUNERALS AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC at The Cathedral Community (Updated June 2, 2021)

Welcome to The Cathedral Community. We offer you and your family our sympathy and prayers on the passing of the one you love. 

We want to assist you in every way we can in planning a funeral.  Guidelines and options for planning the Funeral Mass itself can be found elsewhere on this website or will be provided by a parish staff member.

However, to keep you, your family and friends, colleagues and neighbors safe during this time of the pandemic, we now have to set the following directions for celebrating a funeral in the Cathedral.  We ask you to strictly adhere to them.

Up to 300 persons can be present.

Funerals may be live-streamed, however, so that all who desire to do so can join with you virtually. Please check with the parish staff member about this option.

We ask that mourners arrive 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled funeral. All must be wearing masks and keep them on during their entire time in the building.  They must sanitize their hands upon entering the building.

Programs, display boards, easels, guest books are allowed.

Directions for receiving Holy Communion will be given just prior to the time in the Mass.

Everyone is asked to leave the church building entirely at the end of the funeral – no gathering in the church or the vestibule/narthex for reunions and conversations. This is so we can sanitize the building completely before the next liturgy.

Although this is a difficult time for you and your family, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these directions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Cathedral office at (585) 254-3221.