These parish guidelines exist to assist family members at a time when many decisions have to be made in an environment of grief and confusion. They might also be helpful to an individual who chooses to make arrangements for their own Funeral. We hope that the material found here can help guide you through some of the planning that is a necessary part of Christian death. We will help you prepare for the three stages of Christian burial: the Wake, the Funeral Mass, and the Interment.
These guidelines are designed to be best applied in consultation with the pastor or with an appropriate member of the Parish Staff.