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Our exclusive national network of local funeral homes is comprised of the leaders in the funeral profession. The Catholic Burial & Cremation Society has selected neighborhood funeral homes with decades of experience in working with families from all walks of life. They are experts in working with Priests and Clergy from all Catholic denominations and have close ties with local Churches. CBCS funeral directors and preneed agents are Professional Remembrance Planners who help guide families and give direction in making the decisions that will meet your needs before, during and after a death. They are committed to offering a wide selection of affordable burial, cremation and remembrance options.
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.