Funeral & Bereavement

“If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.” (Rom 6:8)

Funeral Mass

Because of our belief not only in the immortality of the soul, but also in the resurrection of the body, the Church professes hope in the face of death, and acts with charity in the funeral rites. The Church provides a number of prayers for the faithful to offer both to accompany the dying of a loved one and to strengthen our faith upon their death. Through private prayer and public funeral rites, we strengthen our faith and hope, comfort those who mourn, and bury the bodily remains of the deceased with care befitting what was the Temple of the Holy Spirit.

We are sorry for your loss and we are here to help you plan your Mass.

Important Funeral Resources

Funeral Guidelines

Funeral Planning Sheet

Suggested Funeral Readings

Music for the Funeral Liturgy

Funeral preparation

For assistance with funeral preparation please Contact Irene Bernardo at
(410) 329-6826, ext. 100