Funeral celebrants in Quebec
Your funeral officiant
You are a “non-denominational” organization, what does this term mean?
Le Nouveau Penser is not tied to any faith, whether Catholic, Jewish, Orthodox, or otherwise, therefore we respect everyone’s individual religious beliefs.Our philosophy is one of respect, humanism and unity. Consequently, the texts chosen for your ceremony will take into account your beliefs or your non-beliefs.
What documents are we required to provide?
No legal document is required.
How many meetings will we have with the officiant?
There is no required meeting.
Where can a funeral ceremony be held?
The funeral ceremony is usually held at the funeral parlor and may also happen at the place of your choice, a vineyard, reception hall or private residence.
How will the officiant be dressed?
The celebrant usually wears a stole over his civilian dress, he or she can wear an alb and a stole to better suit your wishes.
Can the texts used at our ceremony be modified?
The texts can be modified according to your requirements, with the agreement of the celebrant.
Can our ceremony be written in both languages?
The ceremony can be presented in French, in English, or in both languages simultaneously, when possible. It could possibly be presented in other languages, upon request.
Can relatives participate in the ceremony?
How long is the ceremony?
It takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete the ceremony.
When can the ceremony take place?
At the time of your choice, weekdays, weekends, days, or evenings.
What happens if our celebrant is ill or incapacitated on the day of the ceremony?
Le Nouveau Penser gathers several officiants. If, for some major reason, your official celebrant is unable to perform your ceremony, we will authorize a replacement who will respect the date and place of your ceremony.
How does one make a reservation with Le Nouveau Penser organization?
An official reservation can be made by phone or email. We will need the following information:
- Name of the deceased person
- Date and time of the ceremony
- Name and full civic address of the ceremony venue
- Your name
- Two phone numbers, ideally your cellular
- Your email address
- Your preference for the officiant: male, female, or no preference
If contacting us by email, please leave your phone number to reach you and the best time for us to do so. We will recommend a celebrant who will contact you within 24 hours.
You also have two options:
What is the price of the ceremony?
The price of our services varies depending on how far the celebrant must travel to get to your ceremony location.
This service is turnkey. It includes the initial phone conversation, opening the case file, preparation of the ceremony, celebrant travel, celebration and taxes. No other fees will be added to this amount.
What are the payment terms when booking a ceremony?
The payment is made directly to your celebrant according to the terms he will specify.