Funeral Rites

“Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.” – Romans 6:4

Funeral rites offer Christians the opportunity to praise and thank God for the love and mercy He has shown the deceased person.  It is also a time when the community of believers prays for the repose of the soul of the deceased and offers consolation to the surviving family and friends.  The practice for burying the body goes back to early Christian time.  It is important to note that although cremation was formerly forbidden in the Catholic Church, in 1963, the Vatican lifted the ban on cremation, and in 1997, Catholics were granted permission for the cremated remains of the body to be brought into church for the liturgical rites of burial.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE – The church’s funeral rites express faith in Jesus’ victory over death and the conviction that the faithful share in His resurrection.  The rites do this through prayers and blessings, through song and readings, and through ceremony and symbol.  All those needing assistance in arranging the mass and burial for a loved one are invited to contact the pastor.

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