Planning a Funeral

The death of a loved one can be a stressful time. St. Rose Philippine Duchesne invites you to honor your loved one with a funeral Mass that will celebrate his or her life and help others to mourn.

If you have lost a loved one and would like to make funeral arrangements, please call the Parish Office (623-465-9740 x100) or email the Funeral Ministry team, and we will assist you in the process of planning the funeral and celebrating the life of your loved one.

Members of the Funeral Ministry and Martha’s Circle provide support and guidance regarding funeral preparation and selection of readings. They support the family of the deceased during the funeral service by being on-hand to greet family and friends, give out liturgy aids and assist with placement of flowers and/or mementos. This ministry will also provide a luncheon reception after the funeral liturgy if requested to do so.