October 26, 2021 // Bishop

Burying the dead: A guide to Catholic funeral planning

Joshua Schipper
A stone altar centrally located at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, reminds visitors that death is not the end of life, but rather continues a life of faith begun in the waters of baptism. Prayers for all departed souls will be heard at the altar Nov. 2, where an All Souls’ Day Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at noon; and included in this edition of Today’s Catholic is a special pullout section on death, burial and Catholic funeral planning.


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Liturgical norms for the celebration of funeral rites

The importance of the Catholic funeral Mass

Guidelines for the funeral liturgy with cremated remains present

Funeral planning and wills

Diocesan funeral home a rare blessing

Frequently asked questions about Catholic Christian funerals in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Prayers for the dead help the living, too, pope says

Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of
Fort Wayne-South Bend

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