3175 Paulskirk Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042     (410) 461-9112

Funeral Planning

Funeral Planning

Here you will find resources for planning a Funeral Liturgy or Memorial Mass for your loved one. We grieve with you in this time of sorrow and are available in person to help. Please contact us for further guidance.

Pastor, Msgr. John Dietzenbach: 

jdietzenbach@res-ec.org 301-606-9260

Associate Pastor, Rev. Ross E. Conklin, Jr.: 

rconklin@res-ec.org 410-989-5325

Secretary, Alice Appleby: 

appleby@res-ec.org 410-645-4016

Music Director, Stephen Lay: 

slay@res-ec.org 410-989-6284

 

Guidelines

  • The first step in planning a funeral or memorial Mass is to contact a priest and check his availability. 
  • The Mass can be held in either our main church or in the chapel. (fewer than 100 people is typically in the chapel).
  • You will be asked to help choose readings, music and intercessory prayers (links are found above). The priest will help you decide on readings and prayers and the music director will assist in choosing music.  
  • Please refer to the Funeral planning sheet below for more detailed instructions.