As you prepare for end of life or make preparations for a deceased loved one, use the following guide to prepare for the funeral and/or visitation/prayer service:

Funeral Planning Guide & Readings

Funeral Policy

To request a funeral, the funeral home or family should contact a priest. 

Diocesan Resources from the Office of Respect Life include:

  • End of Life Workbook
  • Sample Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
  • Education on healthcare directives and church teachings about dignity of life
  • For a free printed copy of the End of Life Workbook contact Nicole Fuhrer with the Mitchell Catholic Foundation at 605-999-9127 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.