April 28, 2015

USCCB – Bereavement And Funerals

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.  View USCCB Bereavement And Funerals Information

An Overview of Catholic Funeral Rites

Blessing of Parents after a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

Cremation and the Order of Christian Funerals

Music at Funerals

Non-Catholic Readers at Funeral Mass

Prayers for Death and Dying