The loss of a loved one is a very personal and trying experience. As you prepare to make funeral arrangements, the first call to make is to the Assumption Parish Office:


Phone: 303.288.2442 x.100

Contact: Sandy Howard


If you need, we can help you determine the preparations for a beautiful celebration of the life of your loved one. Whether it is to schedule a Mass, a Liturgy of the Word or a Rosary, we are here to comfort you and your family.


Consider these initial preparations:

  • Contact the Funeral Home.

  • Set a tentative Date for the Funeral.  Call the Parish Office to confirm that this will work.

  • Meet with Parish Staff to finalize the arrangements.


Funeral Mass Preparations

Our staff is very helpful in assisting with the following decisions:

  • Rosary Recital

  • Scripture Readings

  • Liturgical Music

  • Eulogy 

  • Gift Bearers

  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 




Disposition of the body of deceased Catholics by means of cremation is a fairly recent development. In 1963, instruction issued by the Holy Office (Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith) stated the preference of burying the bodies of the faithful departed, but allowance was made for cremation in cases of necessity as long as it was not chosen as a sign of denial of Christian teaching, especially that of the resurrection of the dead and the immortality of the soul.

Please contact the parish office if a cremation of your loved one is the planned disposition of the body. The Liturgy will be prepared and facilitated by the parish office staff.

Prayer for the Dead


Assumption Parish
2361 East 78th Avenue
Denver, CO 80229
Church Office: 303.288.2442

Parish Office Hours 

Monday: 12:30pm-3:30pm 

Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am-3:30pm 

Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm 

Assumption School
2341 East 78th Avenue
Denver, CO 80229
School Office: 303.288.2159

School Hours: 8:00am-3:15pm

School Office Hours 

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-3:30pm

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