Lent 2014: Helping our Families Prepare for our own Death

Lent CrossFor Christians the death of our bodies begins a journey into the nearer presence of the eternal life of God’s love.  Funerals are important opportunities for those who have known us to celebrate our lives and to commend us to God.  This Lent we are asking every adult member of our congregations, whatever their age, to reflect on what they would wish to be included in their funeral service.

Often families are unprepared for the decisions that need to be made about Christian funerals following the death of loved ones, and are unaware of what they might have found suitable.

A short form (called a ‘Funeral Customary’) will be distributed for those who wish to confidentially indicate their funeral preferences.  Completed forms will be held confidentially by the Parish Priest.