Providing Funeral Services to the Catholic Diocese of Spokane for over 125 years.

Hennessey Funeral Homes & Crematories

A complete funeral service provider with 2 locations in the Spokane area.
Downtown Spokane

2203 N. Division St.
(509) 328-2600

Spokane Valley

1315 N. Pines Rd.
(509) 926-2423

Catholic families trust our history

Hennessey Funeral Home’s legacy of caring service dates back to when Emmett Hennessey and Charles Calloway expanded their Walla Walla funeral business into downtown Spokane. Since then, four generations of Hennesseys have helped tens of thousands of Catholic families celebrate the lives of those who have passed.

We are honored to be a part of your family’s journey.

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A caring hand to help you through the funeral planning process

Making funeral arrangements can be a stressful and confusing process. We are here to help you step-by-step, so you can focus on your loved ones. We are a full service funeral home and a crematory, which means all of the preparation is done on-site at Hennessey. Our staff of licensed funeral directors, embalmers, certified crematory operators and funeral ambassadors will help coordinate with your parish if a Vigil, Rosary or Mass service will be performed.

We’ll guide you through the following steps in the Catholic funeral process:
STEP 1: Family member or loved one comes into the care of Hennessey Funeral Home and Crematory.

We understand how important it is to have your trust. Your loved one will be treated with the highest level of respect and care.

Our caring staff are devoted to the diverse needs of your family and friends.

STEP 2: Schedule a meeting with a funeral director.

Your dedicated funeral director will discuss the details of the ceremony including Vigils, Rosary, Mass and burial or urn placement. Additional considerations, such as military honors, will be coordinated in conjunction with your religious needs.

Plans will be made for viewings, dates, locations, music, photos, announcements and the obituary. Additional requests or needs will be discussed.

At this time you will choose a casket or urn, flowers and memorial video.

STEP 3: Hennessey will coordinate with parish staff to schedule all services.

We have a long-standing relationship with the Catholic Diocese of Spokane. Hennessey staff understand that your parish is part of your family, so we take care in working with all members of your community.

STEP 4: Coordinate the Rite of Committal for burial or urn placement.

The Diocese of Spokane honors both burial and cremation. Hennessey staff hold Catholic doctrine in high esteem and we will strictly adhere to the procedures laid out by the Diocese of Spokane.

Let us help you start the planning process.  Call us at (509) 328-2600 or contact us online.
Catholic Vigil Service

Catholic Vigil Service

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Catholic Rosary Prayer Service

Catholic Rosary Prayer Service

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Catholic Funeral Mass Service

Catholic Funeral Mass Service

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Catholic Burial & Urn Placement

Catholic Burial & Urn Placement

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Questions about Catholic Funeral Services in Spokane

Everyone has questions about Catholic funeral services. We’re here to bring you information and help you through this process. Whether you are in need of immediate assistance or are planning for the future, we are ready to assist you.

For more information about scheduling a Catholic funeral service, call us at (509) 328-2600, or contact us online.
How do I arrange a Catholic funeral Mass?

Hennessey Funeral Home has an outstanding relationship with the Diocese of Spokane. We have helped over 100,000 Catholic families celebrate the lives of their loved ones. We will partner with the clergy and staff at your parish to arrange all aspects of the funeral Mass.

For more information about scheduling a Catholic funeral Mass, call us at (509) 328-2600.

How do I arrange a Rosary prayer service?

The Recitation of the Rosary may occur at the Vigil, at the Church during funeral Mass, or at both ceremonies. We will coordinate with your parish to arrange for the Recitation of the Rosary at your chosen location(s).

For more information about arranging Rosary prayer services, call us at (509) 328-2600.

What is a Catholic funeral Vigil?

The Vigil Service, or Wake, typically occurs during visitation at the funeral home. During the Vigil, family and friends gather to honor the life of the deceased. Your funeral director will work with clergy to prepare Sacred readings. The Vigil is a time of reflection and celebration of life. Eulogies are encouraged to be delivered at the funeral home.

For more information about scheduling a Vigil, call us at (509) 328-2600.

Where can I have the service?

Hennessey Funeral Home can arrange services at any parish in the Diocese of Spokane.

For more information about scheduling a Catholic funeral Mass, call us at (509) 328-2600.

Is cremation an option for Catholics?

The Catholic Church honors traditional burial and cremation. In accordance with Catholic decree, cremated remains may not be scattered, separated or put on display. It is the preference of the Church that cremated remains be entombed or buried in a sacred cemetery location.

For more information about Catholic Rites, call us at (509) 328-2600.

How much does a Catholic funeral cost?

There persists a common misconception that there are fees associated with holding a funeral at a Catholic church. Catholic churches do not have a set cost for a funeral Mass. Traditionally, the family of the deceased will give a “free-will offering” to the Church in return for Mass services. A free-will offering is any amount that the family feels comfortable donating to the Church.

The costs associated with all other aspects of a funeral (funeral home arrangements, cremation, burial, etc.) typically range between $7,000 to $10,000. Please bear in mind that these figures are just averages. Your costs may be lower or higher depending on the services you request.

For more information about Catholic funeral services, call us at (509) 328-2600.