Funeral Planning

If you have experienced a death in your family and need to schedule a funeral, know of our sympathies.

Beth Gaetz, our Ministry Coordinator, coordinates funerals here at Nativity of Mary. She will guide you step-by-step through the planning process. Please contact her at or 952-881-8671 extension 8070. If you need to leave a message, please give the name of the deceased, the date of death, and several dates you might wish for us to consider for the funeral. Beth will check the availability of the church and a presider and get back to you. Funerals are scheduled on weekdays, generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate weekend funerals.

Please note for Summer, 2024: The parish will close on Fridays at 12noon, from Friday, June 7 through Friday, August 30, 2024. Funeral masses may be able to be accommodated on Friday mornings in the summer, though funeral luncheons will not be able to be held onsite.

If you desire to know more details about how visitations, funerals, and funeral luncheons work here at Nativity of Mary, please see the first document below, entitled "Planning A funeral at Nativity of Mary Parish: Policies & Helpful Information". A guide to selecting music and scripture readings for a funeral is the second document, and a worksheet is the final document below. We hope you will find these resources helpful.


Planning A funeral at Nativity of Mary Parish: Policies & Helpful Information

Funeral Planning Guide (Readings and Music)

Funeral Planning Worksheets

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