The burial rites of the Church provide a means by which friends and family can acknowledge faith and hope in the midst of loss, and a means by which we can commend those we love to God’s keeping. Most often the funeral service is a Mass of the Resurrection and Celebration of the Life of the deceased, offered with the body or ashes present. At the end of the liturgy, prayers are said over the body or ashes, and internment follows.
The parish offers interment for ashes in the Garden of Memories. It is possible, and encouraged, to make plans for one’s own burial, and our clergy would be happy to assist in any way possible.