To plan or schedule a funeral, please call the parish office at 225-343-6657.
Ken Thevenet, ext 20 (Director of Worship and contact for funeral liturgy planning)
Fr. Randy Cuevas, ext 11
Outside of office hours please call the emergency line 225-316-7027.
The time for a funeral cannot be finalized until the family also schedules with the funeral home and the cemetery.
The people of St. Aloysius Catholic Church are here to support you in your time of loss and provide, free of charge, for all funerals held on campus:
Clergy for the funeral and burial services
Assistance in pre-planning and time-of-need liturgical planning through the Director of Worship
Funeral Coordinators to organize the funeral liturgy
Accompanists, Cantors and the Resurrection Choir to provide liturgical music
A Bereavement ministry devoted to supporting families the day of services
To its parishioners for funerals off campus and at another location: Funeral Liturgical planning assistance.
As previously mentioned, there are no ‘fees’ associated with funeral rites facilitated by St. Aloysius Church staff, including clergy, whether rites are conducted in church, a funeral home, or cemetery. While donations to the Church are welcome and appreciated for funeral services provided, no portion of a gift to the Church is received by an individual staff or clergy member. If an additional personal honorarium to a staff member is intended, the honorarium or gift must be made payable to the person for whom it is intended.
In every celebration for the dead, the Church attaches great importance to the reading of the word of God. The funeral liturgy readings proclaim to the assembly the Paschal Mystery, teach remembrance of the dead, convey the hope of being gathered together again in God's kingdom, and encourage the witness of Christian life. Above all, the readings tell of God's designs for a world in which suffering and death will relinquish their hold on all whom God has called his own. A careful selection and use of readings from Scripture for the funeral rites will provide the family with an opportunity to hear God speak to them in their needs, sorrows, fears and hopes.
"At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist."
Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4