“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.”
      (Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4)

Our parish community at St. Bernadette stands ready to help in the planning and the celebration of Catholic funeral rites. Whether you are making your own arrangements or need to make arrangements for a loved one, we are happy to help during this important moment. Our point of contact for funerals is Matt Molesworth, Director of Music and Funerals, who can be contacted at 571-242-2517.

We also encourage you to look at these resources to help understand the structure of a Catholic funeral and also to honor the body of every Christian disciple through appropriate treatment during the time of dying and burial.

The Structure and Content of a Catholic Funeral

Cremation and the Catholic Church

Bereavement Luncheon