"anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life" John 5: 24
When a Christian dies, the community gathers for a funeral.
First: there is no hurry - the family can take as long as they need to grieve and "accept" their loved one's death.
Next: Contact a funeral director, who will help arrange the funeral and co-ordinate with the Parish.
Planning the Funeral Liturgy
In the Catholic Church, you may choose between two types of 'funeral service'. It is most common for the funeral to be a Requiem (Funeral) Mass. The Mass is the greatest prayer of the Church because it makes present Christ's own death and resurrection and so is the most common form of Catholic funeral.
It is also possible to have a Funeral Liturgy, which includes readings from Sacred Scripture and Final Commendation. This form of funeral may be appropriate if many people attending the funeral are unfamiliar with the Church's liturgy.
In preparing for the funeral with the priest, you will be able to select from a variety of readings from Sacred Scripture, prayers and hymns that reflect the Catholic understanding of death and eternal life.
As well, a workbook called "Life is Changed Not Ended" is available, if needed, to help you prepare for the funeral from Liturgy Brisbane on phone 3336 9444.
- Funeral Advice Form (PDF)
- Order For Funeral Mass Form (PDF)
- Use of Church - donation of $400
- Priest Stipend $350
- The parish office can provide you with the contact details of an organist, vocalist, or catering services, if required.
- Should any cost cause undue financial stress, accommodation for your situation can be made in discussion with the Parish Priest.
- For payment via credit card or EFT please refer to the Donations page of this website
To enquire further, please contact the Parish Office.
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