Help with Grieving
"If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him." (Romans 6:8)
If you would like to speak to a priest and discuss your grieving, please call the church office .
Because of our belief not only in the immortality of the soul, but also in the resurrection of the body, the Church professes hope in the face of death, and acts with charity in the funeral rites. The Church provides a number of prayers for the faithful to offer both to accompany the dying of a loved one and to strengthen our faith upon their death. Through private prayer and public funeral rites, we strengthen our faith and hope, comfort those who mourn, and bury the bodily remains of the deceased with care befitting what was the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
What is a Catholic Funeral
"At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the 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 Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist."
(Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4)
The Catholic funeral rite is divided into several stations, or parts, each with its own purpose. For this reason we recommend following the complete structure and making use of each station. Click HERE to read more on the parts of a Catholic Funeral.
Meal for the Family
When a parishioner suffers the loss of a family member, we as a community step in to provide support in any way we can.
One of the last things we want is for the family to worry about cooking a meal. By joining this ministry, members of our parish come together for every funeral and provide a meal for the
family and friends of the
deceased loved one.
If you would like to help with
this ministry, please see
Hope Meredith or
call the church office.