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Funerals

Our church will always be there to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Vestry Church funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.

Sacraments

When Important People Die, He's There

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:8 that “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”

It is a testimony to our family and friends that we believe our deceased loved ones are not in the casket. According to scripture we are “present with the Lord.” A Christian funeral should not be focused solely on the body of the person who died. The focus is on what we are proclaiming, that like Lazarus, we have only fallen asleep and we are waiting to be awakened (John 11).

Most Common Questions.

We understand that there can be many questions about Catholic funerals. To assist your planning for a Catholic funeral we have put together some answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What is a Christian Funeral?

A funeral encompasses all of the various elements that surround the way in which we mark the death of a loved one. This includes the time surrounding the moment/process of dying, the time of saying good-bye, burial, and the grieving process that follows the immediate events.

Can children attend funerals?
What about burial or entombment?
When do Catholic funerals take place?
What should I wear at a Catholic funeral?
Should you bring flowers to a Catholic funeral?
What does the Catholic Church say about cremation?
Can you have a eulogy at a Catholic funeral?
Can you have secular music at a Catholic funeral?
What should I do if a Catholic friend or relative dies and I cannot attend their funeral?
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