Tag Archives: burial

Funerals: The Benefits for the Living

Our last blog discussed ways a funeral benefits the deceased. A common saying is that funerals are for the living. In this blog post, we will consider some of the ways funerals benefit the living. Grieving loved ones receive consolation and peace of mind from end-of-life rituals: Both the visitation and the mass give the […]

Where do I start? Practical considerations for Catholics faced with the loss of a loved one

“Where do I start?” Faced with the loss of a loved one, family members often grapple with taking the first steps. Families want to know that their loved one will be respectfully cared for, even after death, by ensuring dignified treatment of all arrangements that takes into account Catholic beliefs, expectations and traditions. When confronted […]

Growing up? Growing old? Discussions about dying are tough but necessary

Have you found yourself “adulting”? Or, do you respond to the phrase “millennial”? Maybe you think of yourself as “middle-aged”? If you fall into one of these categories, you may have also noticed that your parents are getting older. They realize it, you realize it, but often nobody wants to talk about it. It seems […]