The Order of Christian Funeral notes that "the vigil for the deceased is principal rite celebrated by the Christian community in the time follow dearth and before the funeral liturgy. At the vigil the Christian community keeps watch with the family in prayer to the God of mercy and feels strength in Christ's presence. The assembly at the vigil calls upon our Father of mercy to receive the deceased into the kingdom of light and peace".
The celebration of the Christian funeral brings hope and consolation to the living. While proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and witnessing to Christian hope in the resurrection, the funeral rites also recall to all who take part in them God's mercy and judgment and meet the human need to turn always to God in times of crisis.
The Parish Staff works with the Funeral Home to help the family of the deceased arrange the funeral Liturgy.
For more information contact Cecilia Garcia, Pastoral Assistant at 713 864 2653 ext 217 email@example.com
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