FUNERAL PLANNINGLiturgy & Sacraments
At the death of a Catholic Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of baptism and strengthened at the eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Christians celebrate the funeral rites to offer worship, praise, and thanksgiving to God for the gift of a life which has now been returned to God, the author of life and the hope of the just. The Mass, the memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection, is the principal celebration of the Christian funeral.
In order to help you prepare for your own funeral liturgy or that of a loved one, you can download our parish Funeral Planning Guide and planning forms. The Planning Form is appropriate for use when preparing for a deceased loved one’s immediate funeral. The Pre-Planning Form should be filled out and returned to our Ministry Coordinator, Sandy Kahl. Pre-planning forms are kept secured for future use. You may also wish to provide a copy to loved ones and/or a funeral home with which you have engaged in other pre-planning activities.
If a loved one has passed, please call the parish (864.886.2420 as soon as possible. Our priests and staff are always available to provide support and assistance to you in your time of need. After hours please call the priest on call at 864.886.2058.
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