As Catholics, we are encouraged by hope in the eternal life offered to us by Christ Jesus. Through faith, we believe that, in death, "life is changed, not ended" (Preface of the Dead, Funeral Mass).
Funerals are usually held at 10.00 am Tuesday to Friday. The Emmaus Team (bereavement group) will help families with arrangements, preparing the funeral liturgy or vigil service and any other follow up. If the bereaved family wants a rosary they may invite a friend to lead it if they do not feel up to it themselves. Leaflets and books on grief and loss are available.