|It is in this light, the light of faith that we look at funeral and burial plans. To consider these decisions is an act of hope that the promise made to us by the Lord in Baptism will be fulfilled. By prearranging these very important decisions you are assured that your wishes for a Catholic funeral mass and Catholic burial will be known.
The Catholic funeral provides courage and comfort for those mourning the death of a loved one. The Mass of Christian Burial especially expresses our faith in Jesus’ victory over death and our personal share in the resurrection. It does so through prayers and blessings, through scripture readings and song, through rituals and symbols. The more a family actively plans the ceremony, the more they are able to participate in the ceremony itself and the deeper will be the consolation and strength they experience.
Speak to your pastor to discuss your celebration and ask him to recommend a Catholic funeral home in your area. If you are uncertain of the parish you belong to, please call Edmonton Catholic Cemeteries for assistance.
It is only natural that those who share the same faith in life wish to carry on that sense of community in death. Therefore, the final expression of our faith as Catholics is the blessed and sacred burial in a Catholic cemetery. A Catholic cemetery is also a visible sign of our belief in the resurrection, which demonstrates the unity of the living and the dead. Within this sacred environment, the love of Christ is manifested for all to see.
||For various reasons it is not always possible to be buried in a Catholic cemetery. In these cases the Catholic Funeral Ritual allows for the blessing of the grave no matter its location.
Edmonton Catholic Cemeteries provides counselors to help you make decisions best suited to your family’s needs. Prearranging these matters relieves your family of the burden of making such decisions during an emotional time.
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