Funeral Arrangements

Planning a Funeral

When a loved one dies, families should make contact with a funeral home of their choice.  The funeral home will make contact with St. Joseph Church  to set the day, date and time of the funeral.  To assist in the selection of the readings and songs for a funeral Mass, contact the Parish Office at 440-988-2848.  Thank you.

If you wish to have a funeral reception at St. Joseph Church Social Hall, please contact Sharon Angel at 440-988-2848, ext. 206 or email her at

St. Joseph  Parish Cemetery

St. Joseph Cemetery is located at the corner of Pyle South Amherst Road and Middle Ridge Road, in Amherst.  To purchase a grave contact the St. Joseph Parish Office at 440-988-2848.

Bereavement Ministry (Journey with Loss)

This ministry of compassion helps parishioners who have lost loved ones with the grieving process by conducting bereavement workshop.  Meetings are held on four Saturday afternoons in Spring and Fall.  Our Fall sessions are September 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph School Library.  To Register to attend or for further information, please call Parish Office at 988-2848  There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Visit the Bereavement Ministry page for more information.

Cremation Guidelines for Catholics

Cremation Rules and Regulations