There are many rites at the time of death and in the days that follow - prayers at the time of death; the funeral liturgy – at the funeral home or in the church; the committal of the body or the cremated remains at the graveside.
At the time of death, the clergy of the Cathedral are available to provide pastoral care and support to the family and the friends as they move through the days and the funeral process.
Prayers at the time of death, offered for those who have died and for their family and friends, help to acknowledge the death and the comfort of God in difficult times.
The funeral liturgy can take place in the church or the funeral home chapel. The Cathedral clergy, Director of Music and the staff can help you develop a funeral service that gives thanks for the life of the person who has died. If the funeral takes place in the Cathedral, our Music Director can provide musical leadership in the funeral service.
For those who would like to work through their funeral preparations in advance of their death, the clergy are willing to have those conversations and help make those plans. Some find it helpful to have their wishes known to the family while they are healthy, so that when death does occur the family doesn’t need to wonder about what choices to make.
For more information or to make inquiries about a funeral service please contact the Parish Administrator at 250.383.2714