"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, even if they die, will live."
Prayer for Eternal Rest
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
It's never easy when someone passes away and especially when that person is someone we love. It's something that we all have to deal with and are faced with at some point along life's journey
Generally the death of a loved one needs to be registered first with the Funeral Director who will contact the priest to check his availability and arrange the date and time of the service.Organising a loved one's funeral can be very distressing for those in mourning and the Parish Priest is aware of this when a service is being arranged. Please get in touch with him because he will be able to help you arrange the service at St Mary Immaculate and advise you on the Rites and customs of the Catholic Church.
A Catholic funeral follows the Rites of the Catholic Church and when you are making the arrangements for the Order of Service the priest will explain the teaching of the Catholic Church and take you through the different types of service that are available. For example, a Requiem Mass, a Reception, a Burial, or a Cremation or a Catholic Service if that is preferred. The priest will discuss Hymns with you too. Please refer also to the Mass Times.
A family member can be asked to say a few words about the deceased but this is not compulsory and the text should be given to the priest (celebrant) in advance.
Jesus said,"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, even if they die, will live." (John 11, 25)