The promise of eternal life with God once the earthly journey of a faithful disciple has ended is the greatest hope, comfort and strength of our Catholic faith.  

A Catholic funeral traditionally includes three parts: a vigil (wake) service in a funeral home or church, the funeral Mass in the church, and committal prayers at the cemetery. Each stage of the funeral rites provides the celebrant and the family of the deceased with several options. The funeral rites contain a rich variety of scriptural readings and prayers from which to choose. Regardless of which specific options are chosen, a Catholic funeral is always a time to pray for the deceased, to grieve as a community of faith, and to focus on our eternal destiny in Jesus Christ.

Planning a Funeral Mass

Funeral Masses are typically scheduled through the funeral home. If you are not using a funeral home, please contact our office at 603-882-0632 to schedule the Funeral Mass. 

The prescribed readings for the Funeral Mass can be viewed by clicking the button below.