The loss of a loved one is a very personal and trying experience. The Catholic funeral liturgy calls us to pray for the souls of our deceased loved ones and to offer the Eucharistic Sacrifice on their behalf. As you prepare funeral arrangements the first call to make is to the the Assumption Parish Office:
Contact: Sandy Howard
Phone: 303-288-2441 Ext. 100
We are here to assist you in preparing a reverent and dignified funeral liturgy to pray for your deceased and to honor their memory. Whether you desire a full celebration of the Requiem Mass or simply a Liturgy of the Word with the Burial Rites, we can assist you in selecting readings from Sacred Scripture. The choices provided by the Church can be found here.
Initial Preparations to Consider:
Contact a funeral home.
Set a tentative date for the funeral. Please check with the parish office to confirm that this date will work.
Meet with a representative of the parish staff to finalize the arrangements.
Preparations for the Funeral Liturgy:
Parts of the Liturgical Music
1 Eulogy of 5 Minutes or less
A rosary will be led on the day of the funeral 20 minutes before the liturgy begins. Either the priest or a parish volunteer will lead the rosary.
Disposition of the body of deceased Catholics by means of cremation is a fairly recent allowance In 1983, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican issued an instruction stating that it is the strong preference of the church for the body of the faithful departed to be buried, but that cremation is permissible so long as there is no denial of the Christian teaching of the resurrection of the dead and immortality of the soul and that the ashes are not sprinkled or kept in personal possession, but are buried in a consecrated cemetery plot.