Thursday, November 12, 2020

Sunday Sermon, November 8th -- The Catholic Funeral Mass (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi Parish)

 In the month of November, we think of the Souls in Purgatory and the Last Things (Heaven, Hell, Death and Judgment).  In this sermon, we consider the best approach to the Catholic Funeral Mass.

The funeral is not meant to be a "celebration of life" or a "canonization" -- we are called first to worship God for the salvation he offers in Christ, then to pray for the soul of the deceased, and finally to bring peace to the friends and family.

A few quick points: Ask the priest to wear black vestments, use the traditional antiphons rather than modern hymns, and having full body burial rather than cremation.

Listen online [here]!



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