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The passing of a loved one - what to do.

Parish funerals to be confirmed with District Priest. Other enquiries through the Parish Priest only.

 

 

A funeral is a time of sadness and mourning. We will do our best to help you in any way we can. We will be there to assist you and your family as you mourn your loved one and to help you prepare the Funeral Mass liturgy. The undertakers that you may engage will also closely liaises with the priests of the parish. The liturgies of the Church at this time seek to thank God as Creator for the gift of the life of the deceased person and to entrust their soul into the loving mercy of God who is our Saviour.

The Funeral Mass

 

Introductory Rites

 

Penitential Rite

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

First Reading (Old Testament)
Responsorial Psalm
Second Reading (New Testament)
Gospel Reading
Homily
Prayers of the Faithful

 

 

Liturgy of the Eucharist

The Offertory (Bread and wine are brought to the altar)
The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Communion

 

Final Commendation and Farewell

The body is sprinkled with holy water and honored with incense.

The Memorial Mass

 

It is traditional in many parishes to have a Memorial Mass or Month’s Mind for the deceased in the weeks following the funeral. The Month’s Mind is an opportunity to once again commend the deceased to our loving God. It is celebrated in an atmosphere of prayerful remembrance, of gratitude for those who have offered sympathy and of hope in the resurrection.