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Celebrate Funeral Liturgies @ IC (Policies & Procedures)


On behalf of our parish community and staff of Immaculate Conception, we extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers on the death of your loved one. The following information is designed to assist you with your arrangements at our church. Once the date and time of the Funeral Mass has been scheduled with our Parish Office, our Director of Worship, Scott Will, will meet with you to help plan the service. For your convenience, Scott can be reached via email at

It is our priority to offer a fitting and prayerful service for your loved one, your family, and the communities that knew them.

For further information about planning a Mass of Christian Burial or Memorial Mass at Immaculate Conception or to secure a date and time, please contact our Parish Office at 773.775.3833.

Prior to doing so, please review our policies, recommendations, and information provided below.


It is our policy that music is provided by the musicians of Immaculate Conception. Guest musicians may sing one or two solos. Any fee charged by a guest soloist is to be paid directly by the family.

Hymn Recommendations:

Opening Hymns - 

Amazing Grace; Be Not Afraid; Here I Am, Lord; How Great Thou Art; Prayer of St. Francis; On Eagle’s Wings

Offertory Hymns - 

Ave Maria (Schubert); Ave Maria (Bach – Gounod); Be Not Afraid; Hosea; I Have Loved You; Prayer of St. Francis; Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Communion Hymns -

Eat this Bread; I Am the Bread of Life; One Bread, One Body; Panis Angelicus; The King of Love; We Remember; Going Home

Closing Hymns -

Amazing Grace; For All the Saints; Holy God, We Praise Thy Name; How Great Thou Art; I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say; Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee; Lord of All Hopefulness; On Eagle’s Wings; Sing with All the Saints in Glory; What Wondrous Love is This


Readings and the Responsorial Psalm will be discussed during your family’s consultation with our Director of Worship.

For your convenience, please click the direct links provided below to review recommended Funeral Prayers & First and Second Reading Options:

Funeral Prayers & Reading Options (General Overview)

Old Testament Reading Options for Funerals 

New Testament Reading Options for Funerals


Visitation may occur in the Baptistry or church one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial.


Because of occasional scheduling conflicts and diocesan policy, we do not recommend eulogies taking place at the Mass. It is best that these be presented at the visitation, the cemetery, or the luncheon that follows.


The Church asks that the cremated remains of the individual be buried or interred as soon as possible after the Liturgy. Urns containing cremated remains may be brought to our church for placement in the same location where a casket would be placed.


Music Fee: $300 (Music Director & Cantor)

Church Fee: please consult our Parish Office

Visitation Fee: please consult our Parish Office

Livestreaming Fee: $200 (if selected)

Altar Servers: (2) $20.00 each

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." - Matthew 5:4

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