Why a Catholic Funeral?

‘A Catholic funeral is a service performed by the Christian community for the benefit of the dead.  It expresses the sorrow of the survivors, yet it always has a Paschal Character.  Ultimately, we die in Christ so as to celebrate with Him the feast of the Resurrection.’  Catechism of the Catholic Church- Reference [1686-1690]

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Undertakers normally liaise with the Priests of the Parish and deceased family, relatives and friends to organise a Funeral Mass.  The Parish provides Funeral booklets containing relevant readings and prayers that can be chosen for the liturgy.  A Priest as soon as possible after being notified will contact the deceased’s family to offer support and spiritual guidance during your time of loss.

Honouring loved ones with Brass Memorial Plates

Our dearly departed are often in our thoughts and prayers. We offer Brass Memorial Plates to commemorate those we have loved and lost in each of our three beautiful Churches.  A Brass Memorial plate is a tangible and beautiful way to honour our deceased.

The plates are made from the highest quality brass.  Each is deeply etched and infilled, and are 150mm x 50mm in size. They will be applied to the bench using counter sunk brass screws. More information can be found on the link below.

If you wish to reserve a Brass Memorial Plate for a loved one please contact the Parish Office at 01-295 6414 or email: office@sandyfordparish.org