Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart
At the death of a person of the Catholic Faith whose life of faith was begun in the waters of baptism and strengthened at the eucharistic table, the Catholic Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The dead need our prayers as we pray for God’s mercy and petition His forgiveness for all of their sins. In addition, our prayers for the dead remind us that we are not separated from them as it strengthens our communion with all the saints. Such prayer is also beneficial to us as we prepare for our own passing from this life to the next. We pray for the dead not only in our own personal prayers but also through Mass offerings. There we join in the celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection and our desire and hope to share His victory with all those who have died in the same faith of Jesus Christ.
Whether you choose burial or cremation, the casketed bodily remains are honored by being brought to the Church. If you are not affiliated with a church, a Priest representing your Catholic Faith will be invited by the funeral home to lead a Catholic Funeral Liturgy at the funeral home chapel.
Traditional Burial or Mausoleum
If your choice is ground burial or mausoleum entombment, the service or gathering usually involves the casket being present. You can choose to have a
viewing or a closed casket visitation followed by a funeral service in the funeral chapel or church. Gathering together before the interment or entombment to honor a
loved one is the first step and the most essential component in helping hearts to heal. Think of all the things that should be remembered; your work and play, your
interests & hobbies, your personality and above all the people that were part of your wonderful life.
Ultimately, there is no difference between cremation and burial. When the body is buried, given enough time, it will completely disintegrate. So,
cremation and burying ultimately lead to the same physical condition of complete disintegration. In the resurrection, our infinitely powerful God who knows all things,
will be able to produce our resurrected bodies. A catholic funeral liturgy celebrates the faith of the deceased and Christ's victory over death and suffering.The
casketed bodily remains are honored by being brought to the Church.This is the most important part of the celebration of the catholic Funeral.
Catholic Funeral Liturgy
The catholic funeral is God's way of bringing comfort to the hearts of those who mourn as Scripture is read and preached, prayer is offered, praises
are sung, grief is expressed and remembrance is cherished. It is an occasion in which we, by the grace of God, bless the name of the One who gives and takes away.
Prayers and hymns are read and sung throughout the funeral. Guests are often encouraged to read or sing along at appropriate times. Scripture readings are a common
part of most services. Similar to prayer and hymns, the specific readings and their placement in the ceremony differ by religion.