The passing of a loved one is a difficult time. But understanding Christ's victory over death, the funeral liturgy is an act of worship not just an expression of grief.
The funeral liturgy is the central liturgical celebration of the Catholic community for the deceased. When a member of our community dies, we encourage the celebration of the funeral liturgy at a Mass. When Mass cannot be celebrated, a funeral liturgy outside Mass can be celebrated at the church or in the funeral home.