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Funerals

Funerals at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church

Ceremony & Cemetery

Funeral Preparation and Planning

For Christians, the day of death inaugurates the end of their sacramental life, the fulfillment of their new birth which began at Baptism.

A funeral Mass or Word Service may be scheduled by contacting the Parish Office at 763-421-2471. Our Pastoral staff will assist the family to organize an appropriate celebration of the deceased’s entry into God’s heavenly kingdom.

Pre-Funeral Planning Resources

The following resources can assist you in  funneral planning: 

Funeral Preparation Guide

Funeral Music Options

Funeral Readings

Funeral Readings Options List

1st Reading-Outside Easter (Old Testament)

2 Maccabees 12:43-46

Job 19:1, 23-27a

Wisdom 3:1-9

Wisdom 3:1-6, 9

Wisdom 4:7-15

Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9

Lamentations 3:17-26

Daniel 12:1-3

1st Reading-During Easter (New Testament)

Acts 10:34-43

Acts 10:34-36, 42-43

Revelation 14:13

Revelation 20:11-21:1

Revelation 21:1-5a, 6b-7

2nd Reading (New Testament)

Romans 5:5-11

Romans 5:17-21

Romans 6:3-9

Romans 6:3-4, 8-9

Romans 8:14-23

Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39

Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12

1 Corinthians 15:20-28

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

1 Corinthians 15:51-57

2 Corinthians 4:14, 5:1

2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10

Philippians 3:20-21

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

2 Timothy 2:8-13

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18

1 John 3:1-2

1 John 3:14-16

Gospel

Matthew 5:1-12a

Matthew 11:25-30

Matthew 25:1-13

Matthew 25:31-40

Mark 15:33-39, 16:1-6

Mark 15:33-39

Luke 7:11-17

Luke 12:35-40

Luke 23:33, 39-43

Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6a

Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53

Luke 24:13-35

Luke 24:13-16, 28-35

John 5:24-29

John 6:37-40

John 6:51-58

John 11:17-27

John 11:21-27

John 11:32-45

John 12:23-28

John 12:23-26

John 14:1-6

John 17:24-26

John 19:17-18, 25-39

 

Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery is owned and operated by St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Anoka.  It is located on the west end of the city of Anoka on the north side of Highway 10 at 911 W Highway 10, entrance at Greenhaven Parkway or on Thurston Avenue. There are traditional burial plots and cremation plots available as well as the option to purchase niches (for cremated remains) in one of our columbariums. Select "Calvary Cemetery” or “Columbarium” under Related Pages for more information.