Announcement regarding funeral services during this virus crisis

Please be advised that our Chancery Office has decided that all of our three churches will be open for funeral celebrations, but they will be offered only in the presence of the deceased family. The general public will not be permitted to attend. For more information, please call the parish offices (819-689-5757 or 819-689-5232)  or contact our local Pontiac funeral service (Hayes Funeral Home) at 1-844-647-2221 (toll-free number).

We thank you for your understanding and ask for your continued prayers for all those affected by this virus.

2 thoughts on “Announcement regarding funeral services during this virus crisis”

  1. PLEASE NOTE: you may wish to revise your Parish Bulletin of March 13, 2020 or print a retraction.

    Your Parish Bulletin of March 13, 2020 was forwarded to me and I happened to notice that the announcement states that funeral celebrations will be offered “only in the presence of the deceased family”

    This “typo” implies that only the family that has gone to meet our Lord will be in attendance – no one else.

    I am sure that what was intended was:

    “that funeral celebrations will be offered only in the presence of the deceased’s family”
    OR
    “unfortunately, funeral celebrations will be offered only in the presence of the family of the deceased”

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