Rite of Christian Burial
This Rite is to be celebrated in the Church in addition to a blessing at the Funeral Home if requested. The Blessing at the Funeral Home is not done in Lieu of a Church Service. All contact with the Church for Funeral Arrangements should be done though the Funeral Director. The family should not contact the parish directly to make arrangements. The Priest does not go out to the grave site in most circumstances.
The Funeral Rites are sacred and the final blessings of the Church. Eulogies, sentimental remarks, or secular music, are not permitted to be incorporated during any of the Rites of Christian Burial in the Funeral Home, in the church, or at the gravesite. They are best saved for the Funeral Home after the sacred rites are performed or at the repast. Also, no requests to alter or modify the Rites will be accepted.