Catholic funeral rites may include a Vigil with prayers where family and friends pray and share readings in the presence of the body on the night before the Funeral Liturgy. The Vigil can take place at home, at the funeral home, or in the parish church.
The Funeral Liturgy is usually celebrated in the church and may be a Requiem Mass with the final commendation, or a Liturgy of the Word followed by prayers and a final commendation. The Rite of Committal is the final act of care for the deceased. It may be held at the cemetery or in the Crematorium Chapel and usually follows the Funeral Liturgy.
The funeral director would normally reach out to your local parish priest to make arrangements, but if you would like more information about a funeral, please feel free to contact us directly.