Funerals are a liturgical celebration of the Church. A Catholic funeral can bring hope, peace and renewal. The rites are both beautiful and sacred and provide consistency, dignity and solemnity. The spirit is properly one of thanksgiving.

Funeral rites should never be scheduled without consulting the parish first. Every effort will be made to accommodate the family’s needs. Funerals are not permitted on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligations and Thursday through Saturday of Holy Week. Please do not make any liturgical or calendar arrangements until you call the parish.

There are distinct occasions for common prayer at the time of funerals, such as a vigil or wake, the funeral liturgy within or outside the Mass, the Rite of Committal at the burial place and memorial services for mourners. Please call the Parish Office at 864.233.7717 for more information.