At Spring Grove Funeral Homes, we have trained Certified Celebrants on staff to assist families. Most of our Celebrants are certified through InSight Institute. A Certified Celebrant is a person who has been trained and certified to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. A Funeral Celebrant serves by providing a funeral service, memorial service or tribute that is personalized and individualized to reflect the personality and lifestyle of the deceased after consultation with the family and loved ones and coordination with the funeral home.
A Certified Celebrant meets with the family to offer guidance and consulting while planning a personalized and meaningful funeral to honor the loved one. The Celebrant will have a Family Time for sharing of stories and memories. A Celebrant has a wide library of resources for readings, music and other special ceremonies to help the family design a service that honors their life.
Celebrants will work directly with the funeral director on the arrangements and elements of the service and are dedicated to the concept of providing a tribute that reflects the lifestyle and beliefs of the individual. Your service can have any elements, music, and readings that are right for you and for your family.
In some cases, families will choose to have both a clergy (Minister, Priest, Pastor, Bishop, Rabbi) and a Certified Celebrant. Each brings a slightly different ritual and message to the service and can be used to bring additional personalization and stories to the family and guests.