Funeral Preparation

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.

John 3:16

The funeral rites of the Catholic Church “offer worship, praise and thanksgiving to God for the gift of a life which now has been returned to God, the author of life and the hope of the just.” (Order of Christian Funerals) The Catholic funeral rite traditionally consists of a Vigil Service (Wake), the Mass of Christian Burial and the Rite of Committal at the grave or place of interment. A funeral liturgy can be planned after the death of a loved one or when one pre-plans for their funeral and burial.

Read the Catechist of the Catholic Church’s information on the Celebration of Funerals here.

To plan a funeral liturgy or if you have questions about a memorial mass or service, please contact
Jolene LeRoy, RN
Director of Pastoral Care
or fill out this Contact Form