A funeral is a time of sadness and mourning. We will
do our best to help you in any way we can. The priest
who serves in your area of Longford Parish will be
there to assist you and your family as you mourn your
loved one and to help you prepare the Funeral Mass
liturgy. The undertakers that you may engage will
also closely liaises with the priests of the parish.
The liturgies of the Church at this time seek to thank
God as Creator for the gift of the life of the deceased
person and to entrust their soul into the loving mercy
of God who is our Saviour.
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The Funeral Mass
Liturgy of the Word
Second Reading (New Testament)
Prayers of the Faithful
of the Eucharist
(Bread and wine are brought to the altar)
The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Commendation and Farewell
The body is
sprinkled with holy water and honored with incense.
The Memorial Mass
It is traditional
in many parishes to have a Memorial Mass or Month’s
Mind for the deceased in the weeks following the funeral.
The Month’s Mind is an opportunity to once again
commend the deceased to our loving God. It is celebrated
in an atmosphere of prayerful remembrance, of gratitude
for those who have offered sympathy and of hope in