Chicago Burial Officiant

Chicago Funeral and Memorial Service Officiant

A Chicago burial officiant’s part will be to meet with key family members of the deceased loved one and  preside over the funeral or memorial service.
If you are going to have the funeral or memorial service at a place of worship, the religious leaders there will probably lead the service. Otherwise, anyone can direct a funeral or memorial service.

Services provided by a Chicago Burial Officiant

The Pastor / Officiant is traditionally in charge of:

  • Coordinating with key family members via phone, email or in person
  • Helping gather information about the deceased, to create a fitting tribute
  • Officially eulogizing the person who died
  • Expressing prayers
  • Inviting guests to any occasions after the funeral service (including an entombment or burial at a cemetery, the scattering of ashes or the reception). Often, the funeral directors help with this part.

Selecting a Chicago burial officiant

A funeral can be conducted by whomever you pick. Should your love one’s funeral take place within a place of religious worship, services are typically led by the clergy assigned to that parish. However, should the funeral or memorial will be held in a funeral home, a private residence or at the graveside, then a Pastor or burial officiant often officiates. This is especially true if the deceased does not have a home church or their pastor or priest is unavailable.


The vast majority of clergy will be willing to conduct the funeral for a low or no fee, but it’s usual to provide them with an honorarium. The sum you are offering is completely your responsibility, predicated on what you are able to manage. Moreover, the funeral home may include suggest that you include an honorarium for the Pastor in the service package that you choose.

For more information about our services, or simply to talk, please call us at:

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