A Catholic Funeral
At a Catholic funeral the community gathers to say farewell to the person who has died and entrust that person to God’s loving care. The death of a Christian calls the faith community to proclaim in hope and trust that, because of the saving death and resurrection of Jesus, life is changed, not ended.
The ritual book for Catholic funerals is called the Order of Christian Funerals. The funeral liturgy has a formal structure with a set pattern of readings, homily, prayers, symbols and gestures. It may include the celebration of Eucharist depending on family and other circumstances.
Funerals are celebrated at each of our five Churches. Our priests and the parish team will work with families to prepare a relative’s funeral. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.