Funerals During the COVID-19 Crisis

In response to the new stay-at-home order, all funerals are being postponed until further notice.


Funerals & Memorials at St. Gertrude

Planning a Funeral Mass or a Memorial Service at St. Gertrude

Please accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of your loved one. Our faith reminds us that God comforts us in all our afflictions. May our compassionate Lord be with you in a special way during this time of grief.

If you are interested in planning a funeral Mass or memorial service at St. Gertrude, please call (or have your funeral home call) the Rectory at 773.764.3621 during office hours. We will set up a time to meet and plan the service. 

Funeral Resources

Below are three PDFs to help plan a funeral. 

  • The Order of the Mass outlines parts of the service and where family input is welcomed.
  • Mary Clare Barker, St. Gertrude’s Minister of Music, has compiled a list of suggestions for songs appropriate for each part of the funeral Mass.
  • There is also a PDF of suggested selections of possible first and second readings for funerals from the book, Through Death to Life.

Funeral Planning Resources

Order of Funeral Mass (pdf)


Music Suggestions for Funerals or Memorial Masses (pdf)


Funeral Readings - 1st and 2nd Readings and Gospel Through Death to Life (pdf)