Catholic Supply of St. Louis, Inc.

Serving the Faithful Since 1960

The process of preparing a Catholic funeral can be a healing and life-giving experience for all who are involved. This resource provides parish staffs with a thorough treatment of the various funeral rites—from the first meeting with families after death through the burial. It offers pastoral guidance for collaborating with families, preparing the liturgical environment and music, selecting prayer texts, scheduling liturgical ministers, and ways for your parish to be a source of comfort, hope, and strength for mourners. As part of the Preparing Parish Worship series, this book includes:

  • Theological reflections on the mystery of Christian death
  • Historical overview of the development of the Catholic funeral rituals
  • A walk-through the Order of Christian Funerals
  • Answers to frequently asked questions and pastoral responses to difficult situations
  • Assistance with best liturgical practices
  • Inspirational and informative quotations from Scripture and Church documents