8am Mass Monday and Wednesday through Saturday,
Tuesday at 12:10pm
Saturday Vigil 4:30pm
Sunday 9am and 11:30am

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Sacramental Life Funeral Planning
Image of Christ's Funeral

The Catholic Funeral is a "Bridge between Death and New Life".

The Catholic Funeral Rites in the Order of Christian Funerals(1989) are celebrations that enable the Christian community to mourn as well as to hope by focusing on the mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ. The Funeral Mass is ordinarily the central element of Catholic funerals.

The Funeral Mass is a prayer for God’s mercy for the deceased and a solace for the living, including the entire faith community. The Church encourages the burial of Catholics in Catholic cemeteries (Canon 1180.1). Burial in the consecrated ground of a Catholic cemetery is a sign of baptismal commitment and gives witness, even in death, to faith in Christ’s resurrection.

For more information click on the link for the "Planning a Catholic Funeral" below. Hardcopy booklets are available at the Parish Office.




Planning a Catholic Funeral

Hymns for Funerals

Psalm Responses for Funerals

Readings for Funerals







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