Our Catholic way of life teaches us that death is not an end of life but a change. In the burial of a Christian, we celebrate the faith of a deceased person and Christ’s victory over death and suffering. Christian burial is a time for family and friends to console each other with the words of Christ and the liturgy of the Church.
When Someone Dies
When someone dies, you can begin your funeral preparations with the funeral home. They will contact the parish to make arrangements. Our parish director or another staff member will assist in making plans for the funeral and burial. Choosing suitable readings and hymns can assist a family to remember and share faith with its departed members. Several funeral options are available; i.e., morning, afternoon or evening funerals with visitation in church or at the funeral home. The pre-planning of a funeral is highly encouraged.
Funeral Planning Resources
Catholic Funerals: Frequently Asked Questions
Catholic Church and Cremation
Funeral Planning Sheet
Scripture Readings for Funerals
Petitions (Prayer of the Faithful) for Funerals