Understanding Catholic Funeral
According to the catholic belief, when a catholic dies, he or she goes from the worldly life to the afterlife. In afterlife souls are supposed to be living in heaven, hell or purgatory. A catholic priest plays the most important role as he is supposed to perform the last rites of the deceased soul. It is recommended that you contact a priest as soon as the person dies or when death seems inevitable. The priest will perform the last rites and offer prayers for the departed soul.
You must note that there are certain days on which a catholic funeral masses cannot take place. Funeral masses must not take place on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter. The church also prohibits you from conducting funeral masses on Sundays during the Advent, Lent and the Easter season. Be mindful while choosing the date for conducting a funeral mass. Catholic funerals are usually held in Catholic churches and are lead by a catholic priest. After the priest concludes the prayers, the rite of committal (burying) takes place at a gravesite, cemetery or a tomb.
Funerals are an emotional turmoil for the friends and family of the deceased person. Managing the funeral along with your emotions can be hard. Many companies offer services like Catholic funeral packages. Catholic funeral packages provide myriad of services such as casket, coffin and embalming services. After the funeral, the service provider will also arrange for a memorial service. Physical infrastructure like chairs, tables, decks, curtains, carpets, mobile toilets, etc will be assembled and handled by the service provider itself. Opting for a catholic funeral package will ensure that your dear one’s last rites are conducted with ease and are well coordinated. Moreover, outsourcing funeral services will reduce the load on the deceased one’s family and friends.