“In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity.” [Order of Christian Funerals, #1]
On behalf of Holy Family Catholic Church, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy at the loss of your loved one. We are here to help and support you during this difficult time. In the midst of our sorrow, we proclaim our belief in Christ’s victory over death through our celebrations of the various funeral rites. Our staff will be present to guide you through the preparation of the various funeral rites. Our catholic rituals are an essential part of the healing process that help us to understand and cope with grief.
What do I do when a loved one dies?
Call the Church
When a loved one dies, please contact Sr. Linda L. Gaupin, CDP, at Holy Family Catholic Church. She will help guide you through preparation of the various ritual celebrations that may occur at the time of death. She will also arrange for the scheduling of any of the liturgical rites. Contact information: 407-876-2211 Ext. 209 – Monday through Friday.
Call a Funeral Home
The Funeral Home is in charge of all burial arrangements. The scheduling of any liturgical services is always done by the Church. If you need information on funeral homes, please call Sr. Linda.
Pre-Planning Your Funeral Rites
Holy Family Catholic Church also offers you the opportunity to pre-plan your funeral liturgy. If you are interested in doing this, please contact Sr. Linda L. Gaupin, CDP, at 407-876-2211 Ext. 209.
The Schedule for Funeral Masses
Our funeral rites adhere to the Order of Christian Funerals. The funeral Mass is incorporated with our prayerful parish family at the 8:30AM Mass on a Tuesday or Thursday. The Funeral Mass is celebrated in the parish worship space.
The rites of the Church
The Church celebrates three principal ritual moments at the time of death. They include (click on links for more information)
Other considerations (all linked below)
All Souls Mass: Holy Family hosts an annual special Commemoration of All Souls Mass on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. (date may change depending on the liturgical calendar). To take part in the Mass, please contact Lynn Ramsey at 407-876-2211 ext 241.