Lord Our God, the death of our loved ones recalls our human condition and the brevity of our lives on earth. But for those who believe in your love, death is not the end, nor does it destroy the bonds that you forge in our lives. We share the faith of your Son’s disciples and the hope of the children of God. Bring the light of Christ’s resurrection to times of testing and pain as we pray for those who have died and for those who mourn. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
To celebrate a person’s life in the midst of our grief is one of the greatest acts of faith in our Christian tradition. As the family and community gathers in prayer, we bear together the reality of death with its share of sadness and mourning and we also accept the consolation of our faith that, in Christ, all who have died share in His resurrection.
—Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals
When a death occurs, parish staff members are available to assist in preparing the funeral liturgy and in helping cope with the grief that follows the loss of a family member. Parish volunteers serve a funeral lunch for families who request one.
Please contact the Parish Office at 651.639.8888 for assistance.
PDF Documents you can download:
Music for the Mass of Christian Burial
New Testament Readings
Old Testament Readings