At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of baptism and strengthened at the eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting word of God and the sacrament of the eucharist.
Christians celebrate the funeral rites to offer worship, praise, and thanksgiving to God for the gift of a life which has now been returned to God, the author of life and the hope of the just. The Mass, the memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection, is the principal celebration of the Christian funeral.
Saint Theresa Catholic Church looks forward to working with you and your family during this difficult time. The first step is to contact a local funeral home to guide you through the process. The funeral director will contact the church to arrange a date and time.
Please see the step-by-step guide on the Funeral Liturgy Menu to assist you in planning the Funeral rites.