Preparing for a Funeral

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The loss of a loved one is usually the cause of much grief and sadness.  In our Catholic tradition, however, we pray in sure and certain hope that life is changed, not ended.  It is our firm desire that our departed brothers and sisters share in the eternal life Christ gained for us through his death and resurrection.  This is what we celebrate when we gather together for a Catholic funeral.

These pages have been designed to assist, inform and support people entrusted with the responsibility of making decisions in preparation for a funeral.  When celebrating a funeral at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, you should always remain in contact with our parish office and the celebrating priest, who can offer further support and guidance.

These pages can be followed in order, or you can choose the specific pages you wish to view from the list below.