If you experience the death of a loved one, please contact the parish office as soon as possible to begin making arrangements. Below are selections of readings and music to help you begin your preparations.
What are Funerals?
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Central to our faith is the proclamation that Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and rose from the dead. He passed through death into eternal glory with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. We firmly believe that all who are baptized in Jesus and profess faith in Him by word and deed are claimed by Him. Whether in life or death, we belong to Christ. Death is not the final word for us. We reaffirm these truths at every Eucharist and, in particular, at the Funeral Mass.
These truths of our Faith can give us hope and consolation in the face of death, but we cannot deny the grief we feel at the loss of someone we love. Even Jesus wept at
the death of his friend Lazarus. Through the wake, Funeral Mass, and final commendation, we, in the midst of our sadness and grief, are comforted by our faith in Jesus Christ.
“If we died with him, we will also live with him.”
2nd Timothy 2:11