When well prepared and celebrated, Catholic funeral rituals assist those who are grieving to walk a difficult part of their journey with the light of Christian faith and the support of the community. Funerals at St. Elizabeth Parish follow the Order of Christian Funerals and the requirements of the Archbishop of Boston. The parish is prepared to hold a vigil in our church for those whose funerals we celebrate. Funerals are usually arranged by the funeral director after consultation with the family and the parish.
The Order of Christian Funerals recognizes a number of different circumstances and human situations. Whatever a particular case might be, a conversation with the pastor or pastoral associate ahead of time can be very helpful.