When someone we love dies, we often find that words are inadequate. We struggle to express our grief and our sense of helplessness in the face of the mystery of death.
We can allow the Word of God to speak to us at this time.
The Funeral Liturgies can be a very helpful step in the grieving process. There are usually three:
The Rite of Reception (the Removal)
The Funeral Mass
The Rite of Committal (at the cemetery or crematorium)
Family members and friends may wish to take part in the preparation and planning of these liturgies.