In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life, and that Jesus, by his death and resurrection has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity.
What do I do when my loved one passes away?
- Please contact the Parish Center office to add your loved one’s name to our prayer intentions.
- Please contact a local mortuary. The mortuary will assist you in coordinating services with St. Angela.
The Rite of Christian Burial
The Eucharist, the memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection, is the principal celebration of the Christian funeral. The rite of Christian burial includes the reception of the body, if this has not already occurred, the celebration of the liturgy of the word, the liturgy of the Eucharist, and the final commendation and farewell.
Families may request the celebration of Liturgy of the Word or a graveside service. These services are available for families who do not wish to celebrate Eucharist for personal or family reasons.
Once a date is set for the funeral mass through the mortuary, a member of our staff will work with you to coordinate the details of the funeral Mass.
More information can be found here: http://www.occem.org/