Vaya con dios. Faith was an important part of your loved one’s life. When you give them a Catholic funeral, you help them express their faith one final time. Our funeral directors are here to help you plan a Catholic funeral service that reflects your loved one’s beliefs, personality, and values. Below are answers to some questions you might have about Catholic funerals.
Who Can Have A Catholic Funeral?
Those who have been confirmed and baptized Catholic can receive a Catholic funeral. Those who are receiving instruction to convert to Catholicism, but who have not yet been baptized, may also be eligible. If you have any questions about eligibility, please call us or your Parish’s priest. We can provide guidance.
What Are The Parts Of A Catholic Funeral?
A Catholic funeral reflects centuries of faith and tradition. The basic parts of a Catholic funeral service are:
The Vigil and Rosary, when a viewing takes place and family and community come together to pray and pay respect to your loved one.
The Funeral Liturgy, also known as the Funeral Mass. This is the primary part of a Catholic funeral, and is traditionally held in the church.
The Rite of Committal, when your loved one is buried in their final resting place.
Cremation And Catholic Funeral Services
As more families choose cremation, we get many questions about its compatibility with Catholic funerals. Not only is cremation compatible with a traditional Catholic funeral, but in many ways, the services are the same. If your family has chosen cremation, the cremation will occur after the Funeral Mass to comply with Catholic tradition. Then, the ashes are interred in a sacred place, such as the church cemetery, in the Rite of Committal.
How Can Latina Help Me Plan A Catholic Funeral Service?
Our bilingual funeral directors intimately understand Catholic funerals. We share your same values, culture, and faith, and have planned Catholic funerals for our own loved ones. We understand what you and your family need and are going through. We have established relationships with all of Denver’s Catholic churches so that, no matter where you and your family are located, we can find a place for you to gather.