In most cases, a member of the clergy will be called when a person is near death or has died. Those who request a visitation, support at the time of death, or Holy Unction (commonly known in the Roman Catholic Church as “Last Rites”) should contact the clergy directly or the parish office. The Pastoral Care Commission is also available for non-emergency needs.
Arrangements for funerals usually involve a variety of people including family, clergy, funeral home personnel, altar guild, parishioners who arrange receptions and others – all of the scheduling is initially coordinated by the Parish Administrator.
Ascension Church offers a holy, peaceful and final resting place in the columbarium located on the church grounds adjacent to the parish hall (information here). Inquiries about the columbarium should be directed to the Parish Administrator.