The sadness of death should give way in our liturgy to the promise of resurrected life. Our celebration of a person’s life should reflect our conviction that in Jesus Christ we have life beyond life.
Blessed Sacrament is pleased to offer its parishioners and friends the complete rites as a means of consolation for the living and grace-filled assistance for the deceased. These rites, which include a funeral Mass and the possibility of a vigil in the church or funeral home, are most properly celebrated in the parish church of the deceased, in the presence of their faith community. All remains are treated with the same honor; and the Church takes very seriously its responsibility to offer corporal works of mercy.
Funerals may be held at various times depending on clergy and church availability. A vigil is normally held the afternoon or evening before, at the church or at the funeral home.
The first step to take when planning a funeral liturgy is to consult the main office at