Because of our belief not only in the immortality of the soul, but also in the resurrection of the body, the Church professes hope in the face of death, and acts with charity in the funeral rites. The Church provides a number of prayers for the faithful to offer both to accompany the dying of a loved one and to strengthen our faith upon their death. Through private prayer and public funeral rites, we strengthen our faith and hope, comfort those who mourn, and bury the bodily remains of the deceased with care befitting what was the Temple of the Holy Spirit. – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Please contact the parish office to coordinate funeral Planning. This includes the Scripture Reading and music, and if desired, a vigil, eulogy, internment, and a reception. Family members are encouraged to participate in the funeral mass. Pre-planning is encouraged.
For more information please contact: the parish office at (352) 383-8556
- Guia de Las Lecturas de la Misa Funebre
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Bereavement and Funerals
- Policies and Guidelines for Funeral Planning, Vigils-Wakes, Masses, Receptions and Committals as of October 2019
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