Rite of Christian Burial

As members of the Body of Christ we share the pain of your loss.  At the same time, however, we seek to bring  to your broken heart the light, consolation and peace of the risen Lord.

One of the chief ways that the  Church aims to be present to you during this difficult time is through the  funeral rites, particularly the Holy Mass.   The funeral rites afford us the opportunity to celebrate with you the  life of your dear loved one and to prayerfully thank Almighty God for the gift  of that life which has now been returned to God, the author of life.

The funeral rites also assist the  living as we mourn the dead.  In fact,  the General Introduction of the Order for Christian Funerals states: “While  proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and witnessing to Christian hope in the  resurrection, the funeral rites also recall to all who take part in them God’s  mercy and judgment and meet the human need to turn always to God in times of  crisis.”

Contact the Parish Rectory at 724-775-4111