The Christian Funeral
In a Christian funeral, the Church commends the dead person to God’s love and mercy. The mourners and the parish take leave of the one who has died and they pray for the deceased, accompanying them to the place where the body is buried or cremated. It is not so much a time to eulogise the dead person as to praise God for the gift of eternal life given in the risen Christ.
The parish will help the family of the deceased to prepare the funeral and to arrange the liturgy. These decisions should not be made in advance with the funeral director. The parish is ready to assist in working out the form of the funeral rite, the music, whether the funeral liturgy will include a Mass, and so forth.
Fr Joseph Canali memorial COLUMBARIUM
Many Catholics today will prefer cremation to burial. The community of Sts Peter and Paul has constructed a beautiful columbarium chapel in a crypt to receive the ashes of those who are associated with the parish. Click here to download a brochure about the columbarium.
For help with a funeral or for more information about the columbarium, please contact the parish office.
For background information, please click here to access the Archdiocese of Brisbane website