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The Catholic Funeral Rite

Because of our belief not only in the immortality of the soul, but also in the resurrection of the body, the Church professes hope in the face of death, and acts with charity in the funeral rites. The Church provides a number of prayers for the faithful to offer both to accompany the dying of a loved one and to strengthen our faith upon their death. Through private prayer and public funeral rites, we strengthen our faith and hope, comfort those who mourn, and bury the bodily remains of the deceased with care befitting what was the Temple of the Holy Spirit.

-United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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All About the Rite

The Catholic Funeral Rites consist of three parts: the Vigil for the Deceased, the Funeral Mass, and the Rite of Committal. These services provide comfort to the bereaved, while also honoring the life of the deceased. For more information, please read on... 

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Planning and Resources

Funeral planning is an important aspect of honoring your loved one and paying tribute to their life and legacy. We have provided resources for those who are looking to plan for a funeral, ensuring that every aspect of their final arrangements is personalized to their unique preferences. Many individuals feel that funeral planning is only to be left to their loved ones after they've passed on, but taking care of the details today can alleviate the burden and uncertainty for your loved ones in their time of grief. Let us provide guidance and support during this difficult time, and help you honor your loved one in a way that befits their life and legacy.

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We're Here to Help

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Saint Joseph Catholic Church is here to support you and your family during this difficult time. Our Funeral Coordinator is available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have, and we encourage you to reach out to us for any support or assistance you need. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

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