Funerals at Saint Matthew

“Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.’” – John 11:25

The death of a loved one can be a trying and stressful time. At the time of loss, it may be difficult to focus on planning the funeral for your departed loved one. However, the funeral can be a wonderful tribute to him or her, and it can be part of our memories which last forever. The funeral can also offer great comfort and solace to those who mourn.

The community of Saint Matthew strives to offer support and aid to our parishioners during their time of loss and sorrow with a message of hope and consolation. We seek to walk with you through some of the hardest and saddest times and want to do what we can to make things a little easier on you along the way.

There are three forms for the Funeral: a Funeral Mass in the presence of the body or cremated remains; a Funeral Service in the presence of the body or cremated remains (which consists of the Scripture Readings, Homily, Rite of Commendation); or a Memorial Mass without the body or cremated remains.

Saint Matthew provides funerals as a ministry of our parish and therefore if you are a member of Saint Matthew, there is no charge.

If there is a death in your family and you are in need of scheduling a funeral service, please contact Kelly Ott at (615) 550-5141 or We are also available to assist individuals and families with pre-arrangements.