Catholic Etiquette for Funerals

  • Author: Kay Lynn Isca
  • ISBN: 9781931709996
  • ID #: B1
  • Copyright: 2003
  • Pages: 32
  • Format: Booklet
  • Availability: Usually ships next business day
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Theology. Rites. Customs. Answers. Explanations. Suggestions.

The time immediately following the death of a loved one is difficult and confusing for many reasons. Adding to a family's concern and stress is the need to make decisions regarding a funeral and burial.

Catholic Etiquette for Funerals is a compassionate and practical guide that spells out:

  • Issues, customs, and regulations involved in planning a Catholic funeral
  • Responsibilities typically expected of immediate family
  • Protocol and etiquette guidelines for those outside the immediate family circle.

Here are the parts that make up a Catholic Vigil Service, Funeral Liturgy, and Committal.

Here are the Church's teaching about praying for the dead, organ donation, cremation, eulogies, commemorative holy cards, appropriate Christian symbols at a service, and inter-Communion during a funeral Mass.

Step-by-step, author Kay Lynn Isca describes the roles of the parish priest, funeral director, pall bearers, ushers, readers, Eucharistic ministers, and more.