Sacramental Programme 2018
The Mass of Christian Burial is the primary celebration of the funeral rites. This Mass celebrates our belief, as Christians, that death is a passage to a new life and, ultimately, to resurrection and eternal union with God. The resurrection is the theme that is reflected in the readings, the hymns and prayers.
As an expression of our faith in Jesus Christ everyone in attendance is encouraged to actively participate in this Mass. The bereavement ministers will help the family select the readings, hymns and prayers that are appropriate for the funeral Mass. Family members or friends of the deceased can serve as pall bearers, place the pall on the casket and present the gifts during the Mass.