How do I plan a funeral?
"In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity. Christ 'achieved his task of redeeming humanity and giving perfect glory to God, principally by the paschal mystery of his blessed passion, resurrection from the dead, and glorious ascension.'
"At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of baptism and strengthened at the eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting word of God and the sacrament of the Eucharist." (Order of Christian Funerals #1, 4)
To help you in either planning for your own funeral liturgy or to plan the liturgy for a loved one who has died, we have prepared the following:
Information Sheet (please fill out and return to the Parish Office)
Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office (320-685-3280)with any questions you may have.