The Christian meaning of death is revealed in the light of the Paschal mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ in whom resides our only hope. The Christian who dies in Christ Jesus is "away from the body and at home with the Lord." Death is the end of sacramental life for the Christian faithful that began with Baptism... our life with Christ in the Church. As Mother she accompanies us at the end of our journey to surrender us "into the Father's hands." She offers to the Father, in Christ, the child of his grace, and she commits to the earth, in hope, the seed of the body that will rise in glory. (CCC 1681-86)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUNERALS AT GOOD SHEPHERD
- Funeral Masses should be arranged preferably through the Funeral Home that will coordinate the scheduling of the viewing, the Mass, and the burial services.
- If no Funeral Home will be involved, the family may contact the parish office to discuss the availability of the church and clergy.
- Please contact the Parish Office for details on the funeral service, mass and suggested donation.
- Upon request, family may contact parish-approved musician to arrange music for the liturgy.
Parish Office (305) 385-4320